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Young K. Kwon
Professor of Accountancy

Educational Background

Ph.D. Accounting, University of Texas 1978
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969
M.S., B.S. Mathematics, Seoul National University, 1966-61.

Positions Held

Professor of Accountancy at the University of Illinois since 1985. Director of Ph.D. Program, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2000 to present. Associate professor of accounting at the University of Kansas, 1980-85. Assistant professor of accounting at the University of California at Berkeley, 1978-80. Assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Texas, 1970-76.

Recent Publications

Kwon, Y. 2001. Book value, residual earnings, and equilibrium firm value with asymmetric information. Review of Accounting Studies, 6: 287-395.

Kwon, Y., Halperin, R., & Rhodes-Catanach, S. 2001. The impact of deductibility limits on compensation contracts: A theoretical examination. Journal of the American Taxation Association, 23: 52-65.

Kwon, Y., Newman, P., & Su, Y. 2001. The demand for accounting conservatism for management control. Review of Accounting Studies, 6: 29-51.

Academic Service

Editor, The International Journal of Accounting, 2000-2001. Editorial boards: Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. The International Journal of Accounting, 2001-2003.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in cost accounting, management accounting, and theoretical constructs in accounting research. Research interests are in investigating the roles and welfare effects of accounting information in an asymmetric information environment using models in agency signaling, and game theories.

Contact Information:
291 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-4528

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