Daniel Aobdia

Senior Fellow, 2014-2016

Center for Economic Analysis 

Daniel Aobdia, Ph.D., was a senior fellow in the Center for Economic Analysis at the PCAOB between September 2014 and September 2016. He is an assistant professor in the Accounting, Information and Management Department at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he most recently taught the core financial accounting course to MBA students.

Aobdia’s research interests span empirical accounting and economics. His primary focus is studying the effects of disclosure on the functioning of capital and product markets. Another focus is studying the importance of labor inputs in the corporate environment. Topics currently pursued include auditing, information spillovers, the role of high skilled immigration, and market reactions to earnings announcements. His academic work is listed here

Earlier in his career, Aobdia worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley in Los Angeles and at a boutique strategy consulting firm, Mars and Company, in Tokyo, Japan. He received a B.S. from the Ecole Polytechnique in France, an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA and Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.