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Llia D. Dichev
Emory University

Business School

Ilia Dichev joined the Goizueta faculty in 2009. Dichev’s previous appointment was at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he taught accounting for thirteen years and directed the PhD program in accounting for three.

Dichev holds a BS in finance from Santa Clara University and a PhD in accounting from the University of Washington. Immediately following completion of his PhD in 1995, he served as assistant professor of accounting at Rice University in Houston, Texas, for a year.

He has published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, and American Economic Review.

In 2002, he received the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the highest research award in accounting. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Emerald Citation for Excellence, as author of one of the top 50 articles in economics and business worldwide.

He has been cited in numerous popular publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, Money, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Handelsblatt, National Public Radio, Harvard Business Review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CFO Magazine, Financial Advisor, Investors’ Chronicle, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Economist.