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Tzachi Zach

Associate Professor of Accounting & MIS

Areas of Expertise

Financial Reporting and Capital Markets
Earnings Management
Earnings Quality


PhD, University of Rochester
MS, University of Rochester
MA, Tel Aviv University
BA, Tel Aviv University


Tzachi Zach joined the department of Accounting and Management Information Systems in 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Tzachi arrived from Washington University in St. Louis, where he spent 6 years. He has a PhD in Business Administration (Accounting) from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. Tzachi grew up in Israel, where he obtained his B.A. and M.A from Tel Aviv University.

Tzachi's research interests include financial reporting and its relation to capital markets, earnings management, managerial incentives and empirical accrual models. Tzachi's research has been published in the Review of Accounting Studies and The Journal of Accounting & Economics . He has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the The Journal of Accounting and Economics , The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and The Journal of Finance.

Tzachi's teaching interests are in financial accounting. At Fisher, Tzachi teaches the introductory financial accounting course in the Honors Program. In addition, Tzachi teaches Accounting Policy & Research in the Master of Accounting (MACC) program. This is a unique course that Tzachi developed while at Washington University. It blends accounting research and practice in the classroom. At Washington University, Tzachi won two Reid Teaching Awards and was also granted the Reid Chair by senior faculty for his excellence in teaching.

Contact Information

450 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-4101