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Ilia Dichev - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Ilia Dichev

Goizueta Foundation Chair in Financial Reporting, Professor of Accounting, and Director and Associate Dean of PhD Program | Emory University, Goizueta Business School



Ilia Dichev joined the Goizueta faculty in 2009. Dichev’s previous appointment was at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he taught accounting for thirteen years and directed the PhD program in accounting for three.

Dichev holds a BS in finance from Santa Clara University and a PhD in accounting from the University of Washington. He has published in numerous journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, and American Economic Review.

He has received some of the highest research awards in Accounting, including the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (twice) and the Distinguished Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award. He has been cited in numerous popular publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, Money, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Handelsblatt, National Public Radio, Harvard Business Review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CFO Magazine, Financial Advisor, Investors’ Chronicle, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Economist.

Education (2)

University of Washington: PhD, Accounting 1995

Santa Clara University: BS, Finance 1991

Areas of Expertise (4)

Market Efficiency

Capital Markets

Corporate Financial Reporting

Earnings Management

Research Spotlight

In the News (2)

When doing nothing is the best option

Financial Times  online


Investor timing is bad

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How do hedge funds get away with it

New Yorker  online


Hedge fund performance is poor

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