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James Bannister

Prof Bannister

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department of Accounting and Taxation
Phone: 860-768-5301, Room 406J


AC 210
Financial Accounting

AC 320
Financial Reporting Theory I

AC 621
Accounting and Financial Reporting

AC 749
Seminar in Contemporary Accounting

Professor Bannister is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Delaware and his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. He has previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published articles in many journals including Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, and Managerial and Decision Economics.

Ph.D. Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S. Accounting, University of Delaware
B.S. Financial Management, University of Delaware
B.S.Accounting, University of Delaware

Research Interests:
Impact of corporate structure, governance, and management contracts on strategic decisions and firm performance.
Earnings management via accounting accruals and other discretionary reporting choices.

Selected scholarship Books and Articles:
Bannister, J. W., H. A. Newman, and Yan Peng, “Influence of TARP Regulations on Executive Compensation Plans and Corporate Governance of “Exceptional Assistance” Recipients,” International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, Vol. 9, No. 4, (November 2012), p. 285-300.

Bannister, J. W., H. A. Newman, and J. Weintrop, “Tests for Relative Performance Evaluation Based on Assumptions Derived from Proxy Statement Disclosures,” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol 37, No 2, (August 2011).

Bannister, J. W. and H. A. Newman, “Disclosure Biases in Proxy Performance Graphs: The Influence of Performance and Compensation Committee Composition,” Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 5 No. 1, (2006), pg. 30-44.

Bannister, J. W. and H. A. Newman, "Analysis Of Corporate Disclosures On Relative Performance Evaluation," Accounting Horizons, Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2003), p. 235-246

Bannister, J. W. and D. Wiest, "Earnings Management and Auditor Conservatism: Effects of SEC Enforcement Actions," Managerial Finance, Vol. 27 No. 12 (2001), pg. 57-71.

Recent Achievements and Honors:
2010  Hall of Fame, Northeast Region American Accounting Association
2006 Barney School Teaching Excellence Award

Professiomal Activities:
2006- Present, Member, Northeast Region Steering Committee, American Accounting Association
Program Chair, 2007 Northeast Regional meeting of the American Accounting Association.


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