Senior Economic Research Fellow (2014-2016)
Daniel Aobdia was a senior economic research fellow in the Center for Economic Analysis, now the Office of Economic and Risk Analysis, at the PCAOB between September 2014 and September 2016. He is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at Penn State University, and previously held positions as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Accounting at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Professor Aobdia’s research interests span empirical accounting and economics. His primary focus is using auditing as a setting to answer broad economic questions, such as the impact of regulation, the role of information spillovers, and the influence of labor and non-labor inputs in organizations, including the role of high-skilled immigration, culture, and tools. Another focus is studying the effects of disclosure on the functioning of capital and product markets. He has published his research at the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, and Management Science. He is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and on the Editorial Boards of the Review of Accounting Studies and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
Earlier in his career, Professor 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.