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John B. Donovan

John Donovan

Ph.D. Accounting 2016 (expected), Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S. Accounting 2009, University of Notre Dame
B.S. Business Administration 2008, University of Notre Dame
Research interests:
Financial Accounting, Conservatism, Debt Contracting, Corporate Governance
  • "Fair Value Accounting and Debt Contracting," with Peter Demerjian and Chad Larson, working paper
  • "Accounting Conservatism and Creditor Recovery Rate," with Richard Frankel and Xiumin Martin, working paper
Academic/professional activities:
Participant, Center for Accounting Research and Education: Midwest Summer Research Conference, 2011
American Accounting Association
Beta Alpha Psi
Other Professional Experience:
Audit and Assurance Associate, PwC, Chicago (2009 - 2011)
Certified Public Accountant, CPA, Illinois (2011 - present)
AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium, 2014
Doctoral Fellowship, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011 - present
Personal interests:
John enjoys spending time with his wife Claire and other family and friends.