2015 Honored Speakers

Ilan Guttman

Associate Professor of Accounting

Leonard N. Stern School of Business

New York University



Ilan Guttman's primary research interest lies in the application of economics of information in capital market settings. His recent research focuses on disclosure decisions by information holders (managers, financial analysts and others) and the market reaction to these disclosures.

Prior to joining NYU Stern in July 2013, Ilan served on the faculty of Stanford Graduate School of Business. 


Zachary Kaplan

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Olin Business School

Washington University in St. Louis


Zach Kaplan joined Olin Business School in July 2014.

Peter Easton

Alumni Professor of Accountancy and

Director, Center for Accounting Research and Education

Mendoza College of Business

University of Notre Dame


Peter Eastman joined the University of Notre Dame eight years ago.  He initiated the Center for Accounting Research and Education (CARE) to help bridge the gap between academia and practice.

Peter also holds teaching engagements at the University of Technology, Sydney, Tilburg University, and the London Business School.


Andrew Leone

Vice Dean of Faculty and Arthur P. Metzger Professor of Accounting

University of Miami

Andrew Leone is interested in economics-based empirical research on the interplay between management incentives, accounting choice, and capital markets. In addition to broad-based research in these areas, professor Leone has also conducted research focused on healthcare organizations.

Prior to joining the University of Miami, Andrew held faculty positions at Penn State University and the University of Rochester.


Zawadi Lemayian

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Olin Business School

Washington University in St. Louis



Zawadi joined the Olin Business School in July 2013 after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Her research interests include contracting, disclosure, tax, and financial institutions.

Ilia Dichev

Goizueta Chaired Professor of Accounting

Goizueta Business School

Emory University


Ilia Dichev joined the Goizueta faculty in 2009 and held a previous appointment at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

In 2002, he received the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the highest research award in accounting. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Emerald Citation for Excellence, as author of one of the top 50 articles in economics and business worldwide.