Research and Awards

Ernest R. Wish Faculty Awards and PhD Fellowships

Ernest R. Wish, ’71 (XP-29), is a donor to the accounting group at Chicago Booth and founder and fundraiser for the Ernest R. Wish Fund that bears his name. Monetary awards are given for best paper to nontenured accounting faculty every other year. The fund also provides periodic awards to PhD students in accounting.

2019: Joao Granja, “Disclosure Regulation in the Commercial Banking Industry: Lessons from the National Banking Era” 

2017: Hans Christensen and Mark Maffett, "The Real Effects of Mandated Information on Social Responsibility in Financial Reports: Evidence from Mine-Safety Records"

2015: Michael Minnis, "The Value of Financial Statement Verification in Debt Financing: Evidence from Private U.S. Firms"

2013: Sarah L.C. Zechman, “Executive Overconfidence and the Slippery Slope to Financial Misreporting”

2013: Hans B. Christensen and Valeri V. Nikolaev, Capital Versus Performance Covenants in Debt Contracts”

2011: Regina Wittenberg Moerman, “The Impact of Financial Reporting Quality on Debt Contracting: Evidence from Internal Control Weakness Reports”

2009: Jonathan L. Rogers, “Disclosure Quality and Management Trading Incentives”

2007: Suraj Srinivasan, “Consequences of Financial Reporting Failure for Outside Directors: Evidence from Accounting Restatements and Audit Committee Members”

2005: Haresh Sapra, “Do Mandatory Hedge Disclosures Discourage or Encourage Excessive Speculation?”

2003: Daniel Bens and M.H. Franco Wong, “Employee Stock Options, EPS Dilution, and Stock Repurchases”

2002: Darren T. Roulstone, “The Relation between Insider-Trading Restrictions and Executive Compensation”

2001: Joseph D. Piotroski, “Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers” (PDF)