Recent Inductions

The Accounting Hall of Fame inducts James A. Ohlson 2015

Peter Easton presents certificate to James A. Ohlson (right) during induction ceremony.

James A. Ohlson

James A. Ohlson

The Accounting Hall of Fame inducted its most recent member on August 10, as James A. Ohlson was honored at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Ohlson is a Chaired Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also has affiliations with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and the Manchester School of Business in the UK.

An expert in the role of accounting earnings in the valuation and operation of economic enterprises, Ohlson has published more than 60 papers in scholarly journals and has taught at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University and Arizona State University. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peter Easton, alumni professor of accountancy and academic director of the Center for Accounting Research and Education at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, presented Ohlson with his award. Ohlson is the 93rd member inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

The Accounting Hall of Fame's international board of electors select one or two honorees each year. Ninety-three influential and respected accountants from academe, accounting practice, government and business have been elected to The Accounting Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1950 at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

Read more about inductee James A. Ohlson