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Jim Jiambalvo
Office: 530
Phone: 206-543-9132
Fax: 206-616-3180

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Jim Jiambalvo

Professor of Accounting
Michael G. Foster Endowed Chair


PhD Ohio State University (1977)
MAS University of Illinois (1973)
BS University of Illinois (1970)

Academic Expertise

managerial accounting

Current Research

The relation between dispersion in analysts' forecasts and stock returns.

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1977
Auditor for Haskins & Sells, 1970-1972

Selected Publications

  1. Institutional Ownership and the Extent to Which Stock Prices Reflect Future Earnings
    Journal Article:Jiambalvo, J., Rajgopal, S. and Venkatachalam, M., (2002). Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 19(1), pp. 117-145.
  2. Do Stock Prices Fully Reflect the Implications of Special Items for Future Earnings?
    Journal Article:Burgstahler, D., Jiambalvo, J., & Shevlin, T., (2002). Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 40(3), pp. 585-612.
  3. Audit Planning and Analytical Procedures: The Role of Corroboration and Incentives to Manage Earnings
    Journal Article:Glover, S., Jiambalvo, J., and Kennedy, J., (2000). Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Vol. 19(2), pp. 21-45.
  4. Error Projection and Uncertainty in the Evaluation of Aggregate Error
    Journal Article:Burgstahler, D., Glover, S., & Jiambalvo, J., (2000). Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Vol. 19(1), pp. 79-99.
  5. The Effect of Audit Quality on Earnings Management
    Journal Article:Becker, C., Defond, M., Jiambalvo, J., and Subramanyam, K., (1998). Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 15(1), pp. 1-24.
  6. Incremental Information Content of the Change in the Percent of Production Added to Inventory
    Journal Article:Jiambalvo, J., Noreen, E., and Shevlin, T., (1997). Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 14(1), pp. 69-97.
  7. Debt Covenant Violation and Manipulation of Accruals
    Journal Article:Defond, M., and Jiambalvo, J., (1994). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 17(1-2), pp. 145-176.

Honors and Awards

Notable Contribution to Auditing Literature Award (2006) from the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. See the full citation above under Selected Publications.
E-Business Core Professor of the Quarter for Spring, 2004
Dean’s Citizenship Award, 2003
MBA Core Professor of the Quarter for Spring, 2002-2004
Lex N. Gamble Award for Excellence in E-Commerce, 2002
Andrew V. Smith Award for Service to the School of Business, 2000
MBA Core Professor of the Year, 1997
Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award, 1990
Appointed to the Price Waterhouse and Alumni Endowed Professorship in Recognition of Philo R. Zimmerman and Robert P. Burns, 1995-present

Academic Service

Editorial board, The Accounting Review, 2000-2005
Editorial board, Contemporary Accounting Research, 1989-1999
Editorial board, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 1998-2000
Editorial board, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 1989-1993
Founding Editor, E-Business Review, 2002-2003
Faculty Director of E-Business, 2000-2003
Chairman, Department of Accounting, 1992-1996
Associate Editor, The Accounting Review, 1983-1986