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Hales, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hales

Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. Associate Professor of Accounting;
PhD Coordinator, Accounting

Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Experimental Economics
Behavioral Finance
Sustainability and CSR Reporting
PhD in Management Cornell University
MS in Management Cornell University
MAcc in Accountancy Brigham Young University
BS in Accounting Brigham Young University

Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2008, Jeffrey Hales was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin.

His research interests center on accounting standard setting and regulation, individual decision making, and behavioral finance, using techniques from applied game theory, experimental economics, and psychology. His research has appeared in The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics, among other journals. He currently serves as an editor for Accounting Horizons and an ad hoc editor for Contemporary Accounting Research. He also currently serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting Organizations and Society. At Georgia Tech, he teaches intermediate financial accounting and Ph.D. seminars on behavioral accounting and finance, policy-oriented research in accounting, and the psychology of judgment and decision making.

During the 2009-10 academic year, Dr. Hales was a Research Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, CT. In addition, he currently chairs the Standards Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

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