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Greg Waymire - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Greg Waymire Greg Waymire

Asa Griggs Candler Chair and Professor in Accounting | Emory University, Goizueta Business School





Gregory Waymire is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Accounting at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He has been a member of the Goizueta faculty since 1990. He previously served as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section and Vice-President of Research for the American Accounting Association. Waymire will serve as President-Elect and President of the American Accounting Association in 2010-11 and 2011-12, respectively.

Areas of Expertise (5)

The spontaneous emergence of accounting standards through knowledge sharing Accountability and language as mechanisms to produce trust in economic exchange Underpinnings of the FASB's conceptual framework The role of accounting in periods of economic crisis The emergence of U.S. information intermediaries in the pre-SEC Era

Education (3)

University of Chicago: Ph.D., Accounting 1984

University of Chicago: MA, Business 1980

Indiana University: BASc, Business 1978

Media Appearances (1)

Accounting faculty published in The Accounting Review

emorybusiness.com  online


Four articles in the latest issue of The Accounting Review were published by Goizueta faculty and P.hD. alumni. Jan Barton, Greg Waymire, and Shiva Rajgopal, independently had research featured in this issue, as well as Marcus Kirk and David Reppenhagen, graduates of the Goizueta Ph.D. program.

Accounting is a means for measuring and communicating business performance and is used by corporate managers, investors, and other stakeholder groups in evaluating a business. Goizueta’s accounting group conducts research on fundamental questions about accounting based in the social sciences, especially economics and psychology. This research has been published in the leading academic accounting journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Accounting, Organizations, & Society.

Accounting faculty have also published their research in preeminent journals in other fields including American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, several members of the Accounting faculty serve on the editorial boards of the major accounting journals.

The research projects currently underway in the Accounting group address questions of interest to a broad range of academic scholars in Accounting and related areas. This work includes studies of on fundamental issues such as ethics, disclosure language, investor trading decisions, the development and spread of international standards, and the impact of psychological forces in human decisions.

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