Research and Awards

Awards and Recognition

The following Chicago Booth faculty have been recognized for their contributions to study and society by some of the most respected institutions in their fields.

Ray Ball, Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

  • Awarded the 2019 Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation by the University of Pennsylvania’s Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center.  Recognized for his article "An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers," published in the Journal of Accounting Research in 1968, his research revolutionized the understanding of the impact of corporate disclosure on share prices, and of earnings releases in particular; it laid the foundation for much of the modern accounting literature.
  • 2014 AAA FARS Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding thought leadership in financial accounting research over the course of his career.
  • 1986 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for "An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers" with Philip Brown.


Philip G. Berger, Wallman Family Professor of Accounting and editor, Journal of Accounting Research.


John Gallemore, Associate Professor of Accounting and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar


Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting


Michael Minnis, Assistant professor of accounting

  • His paper was a finalist for the 2014 Financial Accounting Reporting Section Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award.


Maximilian Muhn, Assistant Professor of Accounting


Douglas J. Skinner, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting and executive director of ARC


Rimmy Tomy, Associate Professor of Accounting

  • The Bureau Van Dijk Best Paper Award in Banking
  • Best Paper in Corporate Finance, SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2018


The above faculty have received awards and recognition from organizations around the world.