Eli Amir received his B.A. degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a Professor and Chairman of the Accounting Department at London Business School and as an Associate Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. From 2000 to 2003 he served as Chairman of the Israel Accounting Standards Board.
Prof. Eli Amir
Eli Amir is a Professor of Accounting at Tel Aviv University and at City University of London (Cass Business School), and a visiting professor at London Business School. Since 2014 he is the Chairman of the Accounting Department at Tel Aviv University's Coller School of Management. From 2000 to 2003 Amir served as the Chairman of the Israel Accounting Standards Board. From 1991 to 2000, he was an Associate Professor of Accounting at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Amir received his B.A. degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University (1986) and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley (1991). Amir is also a Certified Public accountant in Israel (since 1987). Amir teaches courses in corporate financial reporting, financial statement analysis, financial analysis of mergers and acquisitions, and empirical research in accounting.
Amir’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in equity markets, the role of auditors in debt markets, pension asset allocation, and the reliability of accounting information. He has published many articles in leading academic journals such as the Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research, and won prestigious awards for his research. As the Chairman of the Israel Accounting Standards Board, Amir led a reform in financial reporting in Israel, enhancing the globalization of accounting standards in Israel.
Fields of Research
The role of accounting information in capital markets, Reliability of accounting information, Pension asset allocation, The economic consequences of business corruption and crime.
Amir, E., Y. Guan and D. Oswald. 2010. The Effect of Pension Accounting on Corporate Pension Asset Allocation. Review of Accounting Studies 15 (June): 345-366.
Amir, E., Y. Guan and G. Livne. 2011. Auditor Independence, Bond rating and the Cost of Capital Before and After Sarbanes-Oxley: The Case of Newly Issued Public Debt. European Accounting Review 19 (4): 633–664.
Amir, E., I. Kama, and J. Livnat. 2011. Conditional versus Unconditional Persistence of RNOA Components: Implications for Valuation. Review of Accounting Studies 16 (2) (June): 302-327
Amir, E., E. Einhorn, and I. Kama. 2013. Extracting Sustainable Earnings from Profit Margins. European Accounting Review 22 (4): 685-718.
Amir, E., J.P. Kallunki, H. Nilsson. 2013. The Association between Individual Audit Partners’ Risk Preferences and the Composition of their Client Portfolios. Review of Accounting Studies 19 (1): 103-133.
Amir, E., E. Einhorn, and I. Kama. 2013. The Role of Disaggregated Accounting Data in Detecting and Suppressing Earnings Management. Review of Accounting Studies 19 (1): 43-68.
Amir, E., J.P. Kallunki, and H. Nilsson. 2014. Criminal Convictions and Risk Taking. Australian Journal of Management (November): 497-523.
Amir, E., I. Kama, and S. Levi. 2015. Conditional Persistence of Earnings Components and Accounting Anomalies (May). Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 42 (7-8): 801-825.
Amir, E., S. Danziger, and S. Levi. 2017. Business corruption and economic prosperity. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (forthcoming).