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Mark DeFond

A. N. Mosich Chair in Accounting and Professor of Accounting

Professor DeFond is the A. N. Mosich Chair of Accounting, Leventhal School, University of Southern California. His research investigates issues in auditing, international accounting, and earnings management. He has served as Senior Editor of The Accounting Review and on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals. He is a recipient of the AAA’s Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award, and a four-time MBA Golden Apple teaching award winner. He is currently the Associate Dean of Faculty at the Leventhal School. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked for several years as an auditor at a Big Eight accounting firm and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California.

Programs for Organizations:

Finance & Accounting  – Custom Designed Curriculum for Programs for Organizations

Articles & Research:

DeFond, M., Hu, J., Hung, M., & Li, S. (2020). The effect of fair value accounting on the performance evaluation role of earningsJournal of Accounting and Economics70(2-3), 101341.

DeFond, M., Hu, J., Hung, M., & Li, S. (2018). The usefulness of fair value accounting in executive compensation (pp. 1-8). Working Paper.

DeFond, M. L., & Park, C. W. (1999). The effect of competition on CEO turnoverJournal of Accounting and Economics27(1), 35-56.

Articles & Research:

DeFond, M., Hu, J., Hung, M., & Li, S. (2020). The effect of fair value accounting on the performance evaluation role of earningsJournal of Accounting and Economics70(2-3), 101341.

Articles & Research:

DeFond, M., Hu, J., Hung, M., & Li, S. (2018). The usefulness of fair value accounting in executive compensation (pp. 1-8). Working Paper.

Articles & Research:

DeFond, M. L., & Park, C. W. (1999). The effect of competition on CEO turnoverJournal of Accounting and Economics27(1), 35-56.

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