About the Center

About the Accounting Research Center

The Accounting Research Center (ARC) supports and coordinates all aspects of accounting research at Chicago Booth, including faculty research, the PhD program in accounting, research brown bags and workshops, faculty visitors, and the Journal of Accounting Research.

Prominent Research Faculty

Our world-class accounting faculty includes many prominent scholars whose research is recognized for its impact on academic literature, accounting practice and policy making, securities regulation, and elsewhere. More about accounting faculty »

Strong PhD Program

The PhD program in accounting has produced some of the most distinguished scholars in accounting, including multiple winners of the most significant research award in accounting - the American Accounting Association's Seminal Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award - won by former PhD students Ray Ball (1986), William Beaver (1989), Philip Brown (1986), Joel Demski (1994), and Ross Watts (2004). More about the PhD program »

World-Renowned Research Journal

The Journal of Accounting Research is widely recognized by scholars and professionals as one of the world's leading academic journals in the field. More about the Journal of Accounting Research »

Top Rankings

In its 2016 rankings, US News and World Report placed Chicago Booth's accounting program second in the nation. Chicago Booth's accounting group is consistently placed among the top groups in the world in terms of faculty and PhD program research productivity and impact.