Wenqiang Xiao, Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, joined New York University Stern School of Business July 2006. Professor Xiao's research interests are primarily focused on designing and evaluating incentive contracts under supply chain settings and more generally, the principal-agent framework. In particular, he is interested in investigating incentive conflicts among parties with asymmetric information. Professor Xiao received his Ph.D. in Decision, Risk and Operations from Columbia Business School.
Paul Zarowin, Professor of Accounting, at the Stern School of Business, New York University, teaching Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting and Analysis in the undergraduate and MBA programs. Professor Zarowin earned his B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1981 and 1985. He has won numerous research awards, including the New York University Presidential Fellowship, the Peat Marwick National Research Fellowship, and the Glucksman Institute Fellowship. Professor Zarowin's research focuses on the relation between stock market prices and financial accounting data. He has studied how and why this relation varies over time and across firms, and how factors such as firms, regulators, and the economic environment affect the relation. Professor Zarowin's recent work deals with the extent to which stock prices reflect firms' future prospects, and how this is affected by firm's disclosures, accounting choices, and regulations. Professor Zarowin has published articles in a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, The Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.