Feb. 20, 2003 – Vol. 22 No. 10

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    Ball, Professor of Accounting, is honored as outstanding educator

    By Jessamine Chan
    Graduate School of Business

    The American Accounting Association has honored Raymond Ball as a 2002 Outstanding Accounting Educator. Ball, the Sidney Davidson Professor of Accounting in the Graduate School of Business and a pioneer in accounting research, shares the honor with James McKeown of Pennsylvania State University.

    Ball, who has published more than 60 articles and four books, currently co-edits the Journal of Accounting Research, and is the founding editor of the Australian Journal of Management, as well as associate editor for several finance and banking journals. Previously, he served as editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Ball is co-author of “An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers” (with Philip Brown, Journal of Accounting Research, 1968), which received the American Accounting Association’s inaugural award for Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature, and is arguably the most cited paper in accounting.

    His research focuses on corporate disclosure, earnings and stock prices, international accounting, market efficiency and investment strategies, the institutions of a market economy, and the Australian economy and share market.

    In addition to his teaching and editorial work, Ball has organized the doctoral consortium at the European Accounting Association annual meetings for more than 10 years.

    Ball has been a member of the GSB faculty since 2000. He received a B.Com with a University Medal in accounting from the University of New South Wales in 1965; an M.B.A. from Chicago in 1968; and a Ph.D. in Economics from Chicago in 1972.