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Wayne Landsman

Professor of Accounting

Wayne Landsman’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in capital price formation. Topics of research include pensions, employee stock options, asset securitization, and fair value accounting. He has published over 60 articles in leading scholarly and professional journals.

He teaches courses in financial accounting and financial reporting.

Dr. Landsman is the former associate dean of the PhD Program and chair of the accounting area at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

He received major awards from the American Accounting Association (AAA) in 2014: the Outstanding Educator Award for his contributions to accounting education through his scholarly endeavors in teaching and research over a sustained period of time and the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Best Paper Award for a tradition of academic scholarship and relevance to problems facing the accounting profession and standard-setters.

Dr. Landsman was president of the FARS of the AAA and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from 1998-2001.

He received his PhD in business, his MBA and his MS in statistics from Stanford University, and his AB magna cum laude in economics from Princeton University.