Daniel Cohen

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor - Management
Tags: Accounting

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Accounting
Northwestern University - 2004
M.B.A. - Finance
The Hebrew University - 1999
B.A. - Economics and Statistics
The Hebrew University - 1997


Corporate Governance Reform and Executive Incentives: Implications for Investments and Risk Taking. (With A. Dey and T. Lys). Forthcoming, Contemporary Accounting Research. forthcoming - Publication
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. 2012 - Publication
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. 2011 - Publication
“Warranty Reserve: Contingent Liability, Information Signal, or Earnings Management Tool?” (With M. Darrough, R. Huang, and T. Zach), Forthcoming, The Accounting Review. 2011 - Publication
“Accrual-Based and Real Earnings Management Activities around Seasoned Equity Offerings.” (With P. Zarowin), Journal of Accounting and Economics 50 (1), May 2010: 2 - 19. (Lead Article). 2010 - Publication
“The Use of Advertising Activities to Meet Earnings Benchmarks: Evidence from Monthly Data.” (With R. Mashruwala and T. Zach), Review of Accounting Studies 15 (4), December 2010. 2010 - Publication
“The Financial Reporting Environment: Review of the Recent Literature,” (With A. Beyer, T. Lys, and B. Walther), Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2010 - Publication
“Venture Capital Financing and the Informativeness of Earnings.” (With N. Langberg), Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics 16(2), August 2009: 171-190. 2009 - Publication
“The ‘Numbers Game’ in the Pre- and Post-Sarbanes Oxley Eras.” (With E. Bartov), Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 24(4), Fall 2009: 505-534. 2009 - Publication
“Real and Accrual-based Earnings Management in the Pre- and Post-Sarbanes Oxley Periods.” (With A. Dey and T. Lys), The Accounting Review, May 2008, 82(3): 757-787. 2008 - Publication


Professor of Accounting
University of Texas at Dallas [2013–Present]
Associate Professor of Accounting (with tenure)
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–2013]
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
University of Pennsylvania [2009–2010]
Assistant Professor of Accounting
New York University [2005–2010]
Assistant Professor of Accounting
University of Southern California [2004–2005]

Additional Information

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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...