My core mission as an academic is to create and disseminate knowledge. Usually, we do this by teaching and by publishing peer-reviewed articles.
However, two-and-a-half years into my program, my day-to-day work is far removed from teaching and publishing in top accounting journals. I won’t teach my first class until this coming summer, and the publication process is long and slow. As a result, it’s easy to feel like my day-to-day activities (reading, writing models, running code, reading, thinking about accounting, writing drafts, reading) aren’t relevant to my broader goal of creating and disseminating knowledge about accounting.
This blog is meant to counter those feelings. Every week, I’ll try to post a thoughtful reflection about an accounting topic that’s been on my mind. There will probably be some data analysis or some simple models, but nothing elaborate enough to form a full research paper. Please reach out if you’d like to chat about any of these musings…I’m always happy to talk.