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Hales, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hales

Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. Professor;
PhD Coordinator, Accounting;
Scheller PhD Committee, Chair

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

Jeffrey Hales is the Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr., Professor of Accounting. He is a graduate of the accounting program at Brigham Young University (BYU). His Ph.D. is from Cornell University. He has taught at BYU, Cornell, the University of Texas at Austin, INSEAD, the University of Bern, and has been a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 2008.

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 Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics, among other journals.

He currently serves as an editor at Accounting Horizons and Contemporary Accounting Research. He also currently serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and Accounting, Organizations and Society. At Georgia Tech, he has taught financial accounting at all levels and offers Ph.D. seminars on behavioral accounting and finance, policy-oriented research in accounting, and the psychology of judgment and decision making.

During 2009-10, he was a research fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, CT, and he currently serves on the FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. In addition, he currently serves as Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

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