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Biography

John J. Wild is a distinguished professor of business and accounting at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business.

His research interests include financial accounting and reporting, business analysis and valuation, international financial markets, corporate governance, and earnings quality. Professor Wild’s research articles appear in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and other academic journals.

He has received numerous teaching awards from the Wisconsin School of Business as well as from Michigan State University. He has also taught at the University of Manchester, England.

He is past associate editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and serves on several editorial boards. Professor Wild is a frequent speaker at universities and national and international conferences, and is the author of several best-selling books in accounting and business.

Professor Wild earned his Ph.D. in business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research

Selected Published Journal Articles

Dickinson, V. & Wangerin, D. & Wild, J. (2016). Accounting Rules and Post-Acquisition Profitability in Business Combinations Accounting Horizons

Heflin, F. & Shaw, K. & Wild, J. (2012). Credit Ratings and Disclosure Channels Research in Accounting Regulation

Heflin, F. & Shaw, K. & Wild, J. (2007). Information Quality and Intraday Spread Patterns Review of Accounting and Finance

Wild, J. & Heflin, F. & Shaw, K. (2005). Disclosure Policy and Market Liquidity: Impact of Depth Quotes and Order Sizes Contemporary Accounting Research

Heflin, F. & Kwon, S. & Wild, J. (2002). Accounting Choices: Variation in Managerial Opportunism Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Han, J. & Wild, J. (2000). Predisclosure Information, Firm Capitalization, and Earnings Information Transfers Journal of Business Research

Heflin, F. & Kwon, S. & Wild, J. (1997). Bid-Ask Spreads Around the Release of Annual Reports for Firms in Financial Distress Journal of Accounting and Business Research

Han, J. & Wild, J. (1997). Timeliness of Reporting and Earnings Information Transfers Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Subramanyam, K. & Wild, J. (1996). Going Concern Status, Earnings Persistence, and Informativeness of Earnings Contemporary Accounting Research

Wild, J. (1996). The Audit Committee and Earnings Quality Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

Kwon, S. & Wild, J. (1996). Trading Volume, Information Asymmetry, and Disclosure of Annual Reports for Firms in Financial Distress Accounting and Business Review

Wild, J. (1995). Managerial Ownership, Accounting Choices, and Informativeness of Earnings Journal of Accounting and Economics

Wild, J. (1994). Managerial Accountability to Shareholders: Audit Committee Formation and the Explanatory Power of Earnings for Returns The British Accounting Review

Kwon, S. & Wild, J. (1994). The Informativeness of Annual Reports for Firms in Financial Distress Contemporary Accounting Research

Wild, J. & Kwon, S. (1994). Earnings Expectations, Firm Size, and the Informativeness of Stock Prices Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Wild, J. (1993). Measurement of a Financial Model of the Firm: A Field Study Journal of Applied Business Research

Warfield, T. & Wild, J. (1992). Accounting Recognition and the Relevance of Earnings as an Explanatory Variable for Returns The Accounting Review

Wild, J. (1992). Stock Price Informativeness of Accounting Numbers: Evidence on Earnings, Book Values, and Their Components Journal of Accounting and Public Policy

Han, J. & Wild, J. (1991). Stock Price Behavior Associated with Managers' Earnings and Revenue Forecasts Journal of Accounting Research

Han, J. & Wild, J. (1990). Unexpected Earnings and Intra-Industry Information Transfers: Further Evidence Journal of Accounting Research

Wild, J. & Biggs, S. (1990). Strategic Considerations for Unaudited Account Values in Analytical Review The Accounting Review

Wild, J. (1989). Managers' Earnings Forecasts and Intra Industry Information Transfers Journal of Accounting and Economics

Wild, J. (1987). The Prediction Performance of a Structural Model of Accounting Numbers Journal of Accounting Research

Biggs, S. & Wild, J. (1985). An Investigation of Auditor Judgment in Analytical Review The Accounting Review

Biggs, S. & Wild, J. (1984). A Note on the Practice of Analytical Review Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (AIS 603), Fall 2018.
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements,including profitability and ratio analysis,cash flow analysis,accounting-based equity valuation,market impact of accounting choices,earnings quality,earnings management,mergers and acquisitions,i

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (AIS 603), Fall 2018.
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements,including profitability and ratio analysis,cash flow analysis,accounting-based equity valuation,market impact of accounting choices,earnings quality,earnings management,mergers and acquisitions,i

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (AIS 603), Fall 2018.
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements,including profitability and ratio analysis,cash flow analysis,accounting-based equity valuation,market impact of accounting choices,earnings quality,earnings management,mergers and acquisitions,i

Intermediate Accounting (AIS 302), Fall 1999.

Accounting Principles (AIS 300), Spring 2018.
Introduction to accounting from a user's perspective. Covers both financial and managerial accounting. Accounting theory principles,presentation and interpretation of financial reports,financial statement analysis. Measurement,classification,planning

Accounting Principles (AIS 300), Spring 2018.
Introduction to accounting from a user's perspective. Covers both financial and managerial accounting. Accounting theory principles,presentation and interpretation of financial reports,financial statement analysis. Measurement,classification,planning

Accounting Principles (AIS 300), Summer 2018.
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Accounting Principles (AIS 300), Fall 2018.
Introduction to accounting from a user's perspective. Covers both financial and managerial accounting. Accounting theory principles,presentation and interpretation of financial reports,financial statement analysis. Measurement,classification,planning

Accounting Principles (AIS 300), Fall 2018.
Introduction to accounting from a user's perspective. Covers both financial and managerial accounting. Accounting theory principles,presentation and interpretation of financial reports,financial statement analysis. Measurement,classification,planning

Managerial Accounting (AIS 201), Fall 1998.

Graduate Courses

Empirical Accounting Research Seminar (ACCT 971), Spring 2008.
Methods of inquiry and research methodology in accounting. Analysis of current research, with the emphasis on empirical research in accounting.

Financial Accounting for MBAs (ACC 700), Fall 2004.
Principles, concepts and procedures of financial accounting essential to the proper preparation, understanding and interpretation of accounting information.

Learning/Teaching Oriented Publications

Wild, J. & Wild, K. (2016). International Business: The Challenges of Globalization Pearson Education (Prentice-Hall)

Easton, P. & Wild, J. & Halsey, R. & McAnally, M. (2018). Financial Accounting for MBAs Cambridge Business Publishers

Wild, J. (2018). Financial Accounting Fundamentals McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. (2018). Managerial Accounting McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. & Shaw, K. (2018). Financial and Managerial Accounting McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. (2019). Financial Accounting: Information for Decisions McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. & Shaw, K. & Chiappetta, B. (2017). Fundamental Accounting Principles McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. & Subramanyam, K. (2014). Financial Statement Analysis: Theory, Application and Interpretation McGraw-Hill Education

Easton, P. & Wild, J. & Halsey, R. & McAnally, M. (2021). Financial Accounting for MBAs Cambridge Business Publishers

Wild, J. & Wild, K. (2019). International Business: The Challenges of Globalization Pearson Education (Prentice-Hall)

Wild, J. & Shaw, K. (2019). Financial and Managerial Accounting McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. (2019). Financial Accounting Fundamentals McGraw-Hill Education

Wild, J. (2019). Managerial Accounting McGraw-Hill Education

Service

Professional Organizations

American Accounting Association

Management Accounting Section, AAA

Financial Accounting and Reporting Section

International Accounting Section

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, AAA

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy [Elsevier] - January 2000 - December 2018
Editorial Board Member

Accounting and Business Research - January 1995 - December 2014
Editorial Board Member

The British Accounting Review - January 1994 - December 1998
Editorial Board Member

Contemporary Accounting Research - January 1994 - December 2001
Associate Editor

The Accounting Review - January 1989 - December 1994
Editorial Board Member