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John Wertz

Ph.D. Student

Academic Department: Accounting

Area of Specialization: Accounting


BSBA, Ohio State University (2009)

Research Interests

Capital markets
Information processing frictions
Market microstructure
Price discovery process


Entry and capital structure mimicking in concentrated markets: The role of incumbents' financial disclosures (with Darren Bernard and Devrimi Kaya), Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting and Economics
Why do individual investors disregard accounting information? The roles of information awareness and acquisition costs (with Elizabeth Blankespoor, Ed deHaan, and Christina Zhu), Journal of Accounting Research, 2019, 57(1), pp. 53-84.

Working Papers

Processing costs and the speed of price responses to individual signals in a bundle
Inferences about the quality of assets offered for sale: Evidence from the market for "glue" (with Darren Bernard and Madi Kapparov)

Teaching Experience

Managerial Accounting - Undergraduate, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA
Math and Statistics Bootcamp for incoming PhD students


Executive MBA Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2020
AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2019
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2019
Foster School of Business Dean's Achievement Award, 2018
FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2018
Oregon Society of CPAs Circle of Excellence, 2011