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Ashiq Ali

Ashiq Ali

Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair in Accounting
Endowed Professorship - Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Graduate Business
Columbia University - 1987
MBA - Finance
Indian Institue of Managerment - 1981
B.Tech. - Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology - 1979


Do Investors Underestimate the Effect of R&D on Future Earnings?  (Ashiq Ali, Bill Cready, and  Mustafa Ciftci), Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Forthcoming 2011) In Press - Publication
The Relation between Dividend Changes and Future Earnings Changes in High versus Low Dividend  Premium Years (Ashiq Ali and Oktay Urcan), Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (Forthcoming 2011)  2011 - Publication
Insider Trading and Option Grant Timing in Response to Fire Sales (Purchases) of Stocks by Mutual  Funds (Ashiq Ali, Kelsey Wei, and Yibin Zhou), Journal of Accounting Research, 49, June 2011. 2011 - Publication
Investor Sentiment, Accruals Anomaly, and Accruals Management (Ashiq Ali and Umit Gurun),  Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Summer 2009.  2009 - Publication
The Limitations of Industry Concentration Measures Constructed with Compustat Data: Implications for Finance Research (Ashiq Ali, Sandy Klasa and Eric Yeung), Review of Financial Studies, 22  (2009) 2009 - Publication
The Limitations of Industry Concentration Measures Constructed with Compustat Data: Implications for Finance Research. With S. Klasa and E. Yeung. Review of Financial Studies. Forthcoming 2008. 2008 - Publication
Institutional Stakeholdings and Better Informed Traders at Earnings Announcements. With S. Klasa and O. Li. Journal of Accounting and Economics. Forthcoming. 2008 - Publication
Do Mutual Funds Profit from the Accruals Anomalies? With X. Chen, T. Yao, and T. Yu. Journal of Accounting Research. 46.1. (March 2008). 1-26. 2008 - Publication


Charles and Nancy Davidson Chaired Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Charles and Nancy Davidson Distinguished Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2011]
Ashbel Smith Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–2006]
University of Arizona [2003–2004]
Associate Professor
University of Arizona [1995–2003]
Visiting Assistant Professor
Columbia University [1991–1992]
Assistant Professor
New York University [1987–1995]
New York University [1986–1987]
Executive Assistant to Vice President
Blue Star Limited [1981–1982]

Additional Information

  • Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair, 2011-present
  • Charles and Nancy Davidson Distinguished Professor, 2006-2011
  • Ashbel Smith Professor, 2004-2006
  • Weekend MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002
  • Eller Fellow in Accounting, 2001-2004
  • Ernst and Young Faculty Fellow, 1999-2001
  • Dean's List, Columbia University, 1982-1987
  • Beta Gamma (a national academic honor society) Fellow, 1986
  • Graduated with Distinction, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1979
  • Merit Fellow of the All India Higher Secondary School Examination, 1974


University of Texas at Dallas
Committee on Educational Policy, 2004-present (UTD)

University of Arizona
Writing Proficiency Exam Grading Workgroup, 1997
Graduate Representative for Oral Exams, several times during 1996-2002


University of Texas at Dallas

Search Committee, Associate Dean for Executive Education, 2008-2009
Executive Education Committee, 2004-present
Research and PhD Committee, 2004-present
Promotion and Tenure Review Committees, Finance and ISOM Departments

University of Arizona
Department Head Review Committee, 2003-2004
College Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, 2003-2004
Finance Department Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, 2003-2004
MBA Director and Associate Dean Search Committee, 2001-present
College Advisory Committee, 1996-1997
College Ph.D. and Research Committee, 1995-1997, 2003-2004
Committee for Graduate Study, 1998-1999
College Space Committee, 1999-2000
Instructor for the Weekend MBA program, 1998-present
Instructor for the Electronic Classroom MBA program, 2001-present
Instructor for the Business Basics Program, May 1999, September 2000, February 2001

New York University
Affirmative Action Committee, 1990-91
Computer Resources Committee, 1989-90


University of Texas at Dallas
Chair, Recruiting Committee, 2004-present
Co-Supervised, Workshop Speaker Series, 2005-present
Chair and Ad hoc member, Promotion and Tenure Review Committees
Research and PhD Committee, 2004-present

University of Arizona
Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1995-present
Professional Activities Report Committee, 1995-present
Ph. D. Committee, 1995-present
Recruiting Committee, 1995-present
Chair, Undergraduate Financial Accounting Curriculum Review Committee, 1995-1996
Committee for Post-Tenure Review Guidelines, 1997
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Preparation and Grading, 1995-2001


Associate Editor:
Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, 1995 to 2000

Member of Editorial Review Board:
The Accounting Review, 1997-2002, 2008 to present
The Journal of International Accounting Research, 2001-2006
The International Journal of Accounting, 2005-present

Ad hoc reviewer:
Journal of Accounting and Economics
Journal of Accounting Research
Journal of Finance
Contemporary Accounting Research
Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
Accounting and Business Research
Journal of Financial Statement Analysis
International Journal of Forecasting
Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting
American Accounting Association, Annual Meetings

Outside reviewer for promotion and tenure cases:
Purdue University
George Mason University
SKK Graduate School of Business, Korea
Rutgers University
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Purdue University
University of Toronto
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ohio State University
Baruch College, City University of New York
University of Colorado at Denver

Member, Best Manuscript of the Year Award Committee, American Accounting Association, 2004
American Accounting Association FARS Best Manuscript Award Committee, 2004-2005
Outside reviewer for research grants, Research Grant Council (a government body of Hong Kong) and the City University of Hong Kong, 2004-present
Nomination Committee for Notable Contribution of Accounting Literature Award of the American Accounting Association, 2002

American Accounting Association, 1984-present
American Finance Association, 1987-present
Canadian Accounting Association, 1991-1994