The 2021 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting is proud to welcome Joseph Piotroski (Stanford University) as our keynote speaker this year. Professor Piotroski is the Robert K. Jaedicke Professor of Accounting at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a Senior Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER). Before joining the faculty at Stanford in 2007, Professor Piotroski was an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1999-2007).
Professor Piotroski’s research has been published in scholarly journals in the areas of accounting, finance, and economics; these include The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Law and Economics. His research on value investing has been widely cited in the popular press, used in practice, and highlighted on numerous investment-related websites. He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting.
Professor Piotroski teaches sessions on value creation and managerial performance measurement to business leaders in India, East Africa, and West Africa as a part of Stanford’s Institution for Innovation in Developing Economies’ Transformation Programs. He was the faculty director of the Stanford Ignite program in Beijing, and has both developed and taught in Executive Education programs focused on innovation for executives and entrepreneurs around the world. He currently has appointments as both a faculty affiliate at the Stanford King Center for Global Development, and as a part of the newly created Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions.
Professor Piotroski earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1999, an MBA from Indiana University in 1994, a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1989, and worked as a tax consultant for Coopers and Lybrand in Chicago from 1989 to 1992.