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WSB’s Terry Warfield Receives 2023 American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award

By Wisconsin School of Business

May 10, 2023

Portrait of Professor Terry Warfield in Grainger Hall

Terry Warfield, PwC Chair in Accounting, professor of accounting and information systems, and senior associate dean at the Wisconsin School of Business, is the recipient of the 2023 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA).

The paper, “Stakeholder Engagement and Effective Standard-Setting,” was co-authored with Amanda Convery (PhD ’15) of the University of Delaware and Matt Kaufman (PhD ’16) of Portland State University. It was published in the June 2022 issue of Accounting Horizons, AAA’s quarterly journal that publishes papers focusing on the scholarship of integration and application. The Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award is presented to the best paper published each calendar year.

The authors will be presented with the award during AAA’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, this August.

Warfield earned his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Indiana University, and a PhD from the University of Iowa. Prior to his academic career, he worked for five years in the banking industry. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the academic accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Warfield teaches financial reporting courses and has served on numerous PhD dissertation committees. He has developed several case studies published in Issues in Accounting Education and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Professor-Practitioner Case Development Program. Warfield’s research examines accounting standards and disclosure policies, including the effects of accounting information and disclosures on securities markets. He has served on a variety of AAA committees, including as one of three academic members of the Advisory Council to the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2005 to 2009, and as a trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation from 2013 to 2019.

Founded in 1916, AAA is the largest community of accountants in academia. The organization serves to further the discipline and profession of accounting through education, research, and service.