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Joshua Ronen

Joshua Ronen

Joined Stern 1973

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-71
New York, NY 10012

E-mail jronen@stern.nyu.edu
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Joshua Ronen is a professor of accounting at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Ronen teaches courses in managerial accounting, financial accounting, advanced topics in financial accounting and financial statements analysis.

Professor Ronen has been with NYU Stern for nearly 40 years. His primary research areas include capital markets, disclosure, earning management, economic impact of accounting rules and regulations, financial reporting, legal liability of firms, transfer pricing, agency theory, corporate governance, and fair valuation. Professor Ronen has written numerous books including Accounting and Financial Globalization, Off-Balance Sheet Activities, Entrepreneurship, Smoothing Income Numbers: Objectives, Means and Implications, and Earnings Management. He has been published in many academic journals including and publications including The New York Times, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Abacus, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, and Journal of Financial Markets. In addition to his work at NYU Stern, Professor Ronen has lectured at University of Canterbury, Tel-Aviv University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, National University of Mexico, University of Toronto, University of Chicago, Hebrew University, and London School of Economics among many others. He has also been a consultant for numerous organizations, including especially law firms as expert witness in the area of securities litigation. His suggestions for reform in the accounting profession have received critical acclaim by legislators and in the media.

Professor Ronen received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting at Hebrew University in Israel, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University. Professor Ronen is also a licensed C.P.A. in Israel.

Research Interests

  • Disclosure Equilibria
  • Agency Theory
  • Capital Markets
  • Analytical models of auditing
  • Accounting in financial institutions
  • Accounting for securitizations and capital requirements
  • Fair values
  • Welfare effects of regulation

Courses Taught

  • Financial Accounting Core
  • Financial Statements analysis
  • PhD Seminars in Management Accounting

Academic Background

Ph.D., Accounting, 1969
Stanford University

M.S., Accounting, 1963
Hebrew University

B.A., Economics, 1959
Hebrew University, Israel

Awards & Appointments

University of Sydney Accounting Foundation Best Abacus manuscript award 2013
University of Sydney Accounting Foundation Best Abacus manuscript award winner for 2009 2009

Selected Publications

Alex Dontoh, Joshua Ronen, Bharat Sarath (2013)
Financial Statements Insurance
ABACUS, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2013

Umit G. Gurun , Alina Lerman & Joshua Ronen (2012)
Anticipatory and implementation effects of FIN 46 on the behavior of different market participants
Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 19:1, 30-55

J. Ronen (2011)
Executive Immigration - An Informational Content Story
Working Paper, NYU, Stern School of Business, March, 2011

J. Ronen (2010)
Corporate Audits and How to Fix Them
Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol 24 (2) Spring pp. 189-210

J. Ronen (2008)
On the Feasibility of Laddering
Handbook of Quantitative finance and Risk Management

J. Ronen (2008)
To Fair Value or Not to Fair Value: A Broader Perspective
Abacus, Vol 44, No. 2, 2008, 181-208

J. Ronen (2008)
Should Executive Options be Expensed?
Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Vol 23, No. 3 (New Series), Summer 2008, 437-470

J. Ronen (2007)
The Public Auditor as an Insurer of client Restatements: A Radical Proposal for Reform
Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Vol 22, No. 3 (New Series), Summer 2007, 511-526

J. Ronen (2007)
Is Stock Price a Good Measure for Assessing Value Relevance of Earnings: An Empirical Test
Review of Managerial Science, Vol 1, April 2007, 3-45

J. Ronen (2007)
Legal Insider Trading, CEO's Incentives, and Quality of Earnings
Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol 4, Issue 3, Spring 2007, 220-231

Areas of Expertise


  • Accounting Liability
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Earnings Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Regulation
  • Regulatory Bodies (FASB, IASB, PCAOB, SEC, IFRS, GAAP)