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Daniel Cohen
Contact Address   800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080     Office MailstopSM, Room No.: SOM3701 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4772    Fax Number (972) 883 6811    URL SSRN Research Page    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.AccountingNorthwestern University2004
 M.B.A.FinanceThe Hebrew University1999
 B.A.Economics and StatisticsThe Hebrew University1997
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Corporate Governance Reform and Executive Incentives: Implications for Investments and Risk Taking. (With A. Dey and T. Lys). Forthcoming, Contemporary Accounting Research.
Corporate Governance and the Information Environment: Evidence from State Antitakeover Laws (With C. Armstrong and K. Balakrishnan), Journal of Accounting and Economics 53 (1-2): February- April 2012: 185-204.
“Warranty Reserve: Contingent Liability, Information Signal, or Earnings Management Tool?” (With M. Darrough, R. Huang, and T. Zach), Forthcoming, The Accounting Review.
Category: The Accounting Review
Peer reviewed
Warranty Reserve: Contingent Liability, Information Signal, or Earnings Management Tool? (With M. Darrough, R. Huang, and T. Zach), The Accounting Review 86 (2), March 2011: 569-604.
“The Financial Reporting Environment: Review of the Recent Literature,” (With A. Beyer, T.
Lys, and B. Walther), Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Category: Journal of Accounting and Economics
Peer reviewed
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-presentProfessor of AccountingSchool of Management University of Texas at Dallas
2010-2013Associate Professor of Accounting (with tenure)School of Management University of Texas at Dallas
2009-2010Visiting Assistant Professor of AccountingThe Wharton School University of Pennsylvania
2005-2010Assistant Professor of AccountingStern School of Business New York University
2004-2005Assistant Professor of AccountingMarshall School of Business University of Southern California
 News Articles
Prof's Work Has Special Relevance in Market Debate

Widely Cited Paper Examines Financial Records Before and After Sarbanes-Oxley

Few topics of economic research could be timelier than studying the effects of regulation on capital markets. Dr. Daniel Cohen brought research expertise in the subject with him last fall when he joined the School of Management faculty as an associate professor in accounting. Read more...

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  • “Corporate Governance and the Information Environment: Evidence from State Antitakeover Laws,” (With C. Armstrong and K. Balakrishnan).
  • “Earnings Management and Excess Investment: Accrual-Based versus Real Activities,” (With P. Zarowin).
  • “Product Market Competition, Financial Accounting Misreporting and Corporate Governance: Evidence from Accounting Restatements.” (With K. Balakrishnan).
  • “The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002: Implications for Compensation Structure and Risk Taking Incentives of CEOs.” (With A. Dey and T. Lys).
  • “Earnings Management over the Business Cycle.” (With P. Zarowin).

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (Refereed Conferences)
  • FEA Conference, Rutgers University (November 2009)
  • AAA Annual Meeting, New York (August 2009)
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference, Hawaii (December 2008)
  • FARS Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona (January 2008)
  • AAA Annual Meeting, Orange County, CA (August 2008), two papers
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference, Taiwan (December 2007)
  • FEA Conference, New York University (October 2007)
  • AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago (August 2007)
  • AAA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (August 2006)
  • FARS Meeting, Atlanta, GA (January 2006)
  • AAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (August 2005)
  • AAA Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida (August 2004), three papers.
  • London Business School Accounting Symposium (July 2004, July 2003)

  • 2013-14 Tel Aviv University, SUFE (Shanghai), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (scheduled), INSEAD (scheduled), Maastrict University (scheduled), University of Wisconsin-Madison (scheduled)
  • 2011-12: City University of Hong Kong, HKUST Symposium, Lousiana State University, University of California - San Diego, Tsinghua University
  • 2009-10: McGill University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Pennsylvania University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, University of Texas at Dallas, Baruch College, George Mason University, Erasmus University, CUHK, Tel Aviv University.
  • 2008-9: CUHK, University of Chicago, MIT, University of Rochester, Columbia (Burton workshop), Stanford, IDC( Herzelyia, Israel), INSEAD, Tel Aviv, University of Naples.
  • 2006-7: Rutgers University, Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 2005: Yale University
  • 2004: Baruch College, University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Emory University, Harvard University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Toronto, University of Utah, Northwestern University.

  • Participant, 2012 London Business School Accounting Symposium
  • Participant, 2003 - 20012 Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference.
  • Participant, 2005, 2007-2008 Review of Accounting Studies Conference.
  • Participant, 2005 - 2009 NYU Summer Camp.
  • Participant, 2007 Burton Workshop, Columbia University.
  • Participant, 2006, 2007, 2009 Nick Dopuch Conference, Washington University.
  • Participant, 2007 University of Minnesota Empirical Conference.
  • Participant, 2008-2009, University of Toronto Accounting Conference.
  • Participant, 2003 – 2005, 2009, 2010 Journal of Accounting Research Conference.
  • Participant, 2006 – 2007, 2010 CARE Conference.
  • Participant, 2006 PWC for Faculty.
  • Participant, 2006 Trueblood Seminar for Faculty.
  • Participant, 2003 Stanford University Accounting Summer Camp.
  • Participant, 2003 Harvard Business School IMO Conference.
  • Participant, 2002 BMAS Conference, University of Texas at Austin.

  • 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research
  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation Trueblood Seminar for Professors, 2006.
  • AAA New Faculty Consortium Fellow, 2005
  • Zell Center for Risk Research Award, 2003-2004.
  • FASB Doctoral Program Fellow, 2002.
  • Big Ten Doctoral Fellow, 2002.
  • Betty Simons Award, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000-2001.
  • American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Lake Tahoe 2001.
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Fellow, 1999-2003.
  • The Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel Award for Outstanding Students Papers, 1997.

  • 2009-2010: Financial Accounting, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), M.B.A Program
  • 2005-2008: Financial Statement Analysis, New York University, M.B.A. Program
  • 2004-2005: Financial Statement Analysis, University of Southern California, M.B.A. Program


Editorial Boards:

  • Journal of Accounting and Economics (Associate Editor, since 2009)
  • Contemporary Accounting Research (since January 2010)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer: American Economic Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of
  • Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Financial Management, Review of Accounting Studies, Review of Financial Studies, The Accounting Review

Conferences Related Service:

  • 2009 AAA Annual Meeting FARS Review Committee member and discussant (three papers)
  • 2005-2008 AAA Annual Meetings (reviewer)
  • 2005-2010 AAA Financial Reporting and Accounting Section Mid-year Meetings (reviewer)
  • Discussant, 2008 London Business School Accounting Symposium, June 2008
  • Discussant, 2008 FARS Meeting, January 2008 (two papers)
  • Discussant 17th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, November 2006
  • Discussant, AAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2006 (four papers)
  • Discussant, AAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 2005 (three papers)
  • Discussant, 16th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, November 2005

  • Member, American Accounting Association.
  • Member, American Finance Association.


1998-1999: The Accountant General Office, The Israeli Ministry of Finance Economist, Assistant to Senior Deputy Accountant General.


1990-1994: ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES Captain, Deputy Platoon Commander, The Armored Core.

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