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 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.
Professor 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 and the importance of labor inputs in the corporate environment. Other research topics include auditing, information spillovers, the role of high skilled immigration, and market reactions to earnings announcements.
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. 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.