Andrew J. Leone

Andrew J. Leone

Arthur P. Metzger Professor of Accounting

Biography

Andrew Leone is Arthur P. Metzger Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. He joined the University in 2008, serving as department chair. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Leone held tenure track appointments at the University of Rochester, and Penn State University. He also held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan.

As a researcher, Andrew has published in leading academic journals, including: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Health Economics, and Management Science. His research has been recognized with several awards, including: Provost’s University-Wide Research Award, University of Miami, 2014; American Accounting Association, Notable Contribution to the Literature Award, 2013; Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Award, 2012; and Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Research Award, 2005.

Leone has taught a wide range of accounting courses at all levels, including financial and managerial accounting to undergraduates, financial reporting and managerial accounting to MBA and executive MBA students, financial and managerial accounting to health care professionals, introduction to accounting research to MS accounting students, and accounting research to PhD students. Andrew was named to the Simon School Dean's teaching honor roll four times, and was listed as one of the Simon School’s “Best Teachers” in BusinessWeek, 2000, Guide to MBA Programs.

Prior to starting his academic career, Leone held industry positions as controller and vice president of finance, computer programmer, and auditor.

Research Interests

Economics-based empirical research on the interplay between management incentives; accounting choice; and capital markets

Featured Publications

  • "Measuring Qualitative Information in Capital Markets Research", 2015, with Elaine Henry, forthcoming, The Accounting Review.

    “Determinants and Market Consequences of Auditor Dismissals after Accounting Restatements,” 2014, with Brian Miller and Karen Hennes, The Accounting Review, May 2014, Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 1051-1082.

    “How Do Auditors Behave During Periods of Market Euphoria? The Case of Internet IPOs,” 2013, with Sarah Rice, Michael Willenborg, and Joseph Weber, Contemporary Accounting Research.

    “14-Week Quarters,” 2012, with Rick Johnston, Sundaresh Ramnath, and Ya-win Yang, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol 53, 271-289.

    “Accounting Irregularities and Management Turnover in Founder Managed Firms,” 2010, with Michelle Liu, The Accounting Review, Vol. 85, 287-314.

    “The importance of distinguishing errors from irregularities in restatement research: The case of restatements and CEO/CFO turnover,” 2008, with Karen Hennes and Brian Miller, The Accounting Review, Vol. 83, 1487-1520.

    “Regression-based tests of the market pricing of accounting numbers: The Mishkin Test and Ordinary Least Squares,” 2007, with Art Kraft and Charles Wasley, Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 45, 1081-1115.

    “Disclosure of intended use of proceeds and underpricing in initial public offerings,” with Steve Rock and Mike Willenborg, 2007, Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 45, 111153.

    “Asymmetric Sensitivity of CEO Cash Compensation to Stock Returns,” with Joanna Wu and Jerry Zimmerman, 2006, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 42, 167-192.

    “An Analysis of the Theories and Explanations Offered for the Mis-Pricing of Accruals and Accrual Components,” with Art Kraft and Charles Wasley, 2006, Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 44, 297-339.

    “Non-financial performance measures in the healthcare industry: Do quality-based incentives matter?,” with J. Harry Evans III and Nandu Nagarajan, 2005, Advances in Management Accounting, Vol. 14, 1-31.

    "How do nonprofit hospitals manage earnings?," with R. Lawrence Van Horn, 2005, Journal of Health Economics, 24, 815-837.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Vice Dean, Faculty Development and Research, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2013 - Present
  • Department Chair, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2009 - 2012
  • Arthur P. Metzger Professor of Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2008 - Present
  • PhD Coordinator, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Professor, Accounting, Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, 2005 - 2008
  • Associate Professor, Accounting, University of Rochester W.E. Simon Graduate School of Business, 2003 - 2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Michigan Business School, 2002 - 2003
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2001
  • Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Rochester W.E. Simon Graduate School of Business, 1997 - 2003
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business, 1995 - 1997

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Accounting, minor in Finance, University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 1997
  • MBA, The University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business, 1991
  • B.S., Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, Quinnipiac University, 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity, University of Miami, 2014
  • American Accounting Association, Notable Contribution to the Literature Award, 2013
  • Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Award, 2012
  • Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Research Award, 2005
  • Dean's teaching honor roll, Spring 1998, Winter 1999, Summer 2000, Spring 2001
  • Listed as one of Simon School’s “Best Teachers” in BusinessWeek Guide to MBA Programs, 2000
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