Researcher

Associate Professor Andrew Jackson

My Expertise

Financial Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis; Valuation

Keywords

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Andrew joined the school in July 2005 and was appointed Associate Professor in 2019. He was also awarded a Scientia Fellowship in 2019. Andrew teaches postgraduate financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Prior to his appointment at UNSW, Andrew taught at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Andrew primarily researchers in financial accounting and financial statement analysis. His research focuses on earnings...view more

Andrew joined the school in July 2005 and was appointed Associate Professor in 2019. He was also awarded a Scientia Fellowship in 2019. Andrew teaches postgraduate financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Prior to his appointment at UNSW, Andrew taught at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Andrew primarily researchers in financial accounting and financial statement analysis. His research focuses on earnings co-movements and decomposing earnings into market, industry and firm idiosyncratic components. This research has the potential to improve the understanding of the sources of earnings and the degree to which firm’s earnings are related to industry peers. Through his research, Andrew aims to lead to improvements in decision making by users of financial statements, such as improving the ability to forecast future earnings and value assets. He is also interested in how accounting information is used by capital market participants, including issues on earnings co-movements, corporate disclosure, stock return volatility, the timeliness of earnings and asset pricing models. His paper, 'Pierpont and the Capital Market' was awarded a joint share of the Abacus 2009 Manuscript Award.

Andrew is the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Management. He is also a director of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), currently as Treasurer and President-elect (Australia). He was also a member of the Group of 8 Taskforce for the "COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery: A Report for the Nation". 

 

UNSW Business School profile: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/andrewjackson


My Grants

  • 2021-23: ARC Discovery Grant (DP210101354): Financial performance, uncertainty and corporate investment decisions (AU$223,915), with Stephen Taylor, Yaowen Shan and Jere Francis 
  • 2019: UNSW Business School Special Research Grant, with Shane Dikolli and Marlene Plumlee
  • 2011: AFAANZ Research Grant, with Jeff Coulton and Tami Dinh Thi
  • 2009: AFAANZ PhD Scholarship

My Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New South Wales, 2010
  • MCA, Victoria University of Wellington, 2004
  • BCA, Victoria University of Wellington, 2002
  • AMusTCL, Trinity College London, 1998

My Awards

  • 2018 UNSW Business School Research Achievement Award
  • 2009 ABACUS Manuscript Award

My Research Activities

My area of specialty is in financial statement analysis and financial accounting. I developed a method for disaggregating a firm's earnings to quantify the components that are attributable to market-wide information, industry information, and firm idiosyncratic earnings. I use this disaggregation technique to re-investigate issues to further our understanding of the role of information transfers, relaxing the assumption that a firm's financial statements arise from an informational vacuum. The ability to quantify the firm idiosyncratic component of earnings also enables further investigation of decisions made by corporate managers.

 

Through research, teaching and the supervision of research students, it is my aim to address the role that accounting plays in informing capital market participants.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Financial accounting

Financial Statement Analysis


My Teaching

Courses Currently Taught

  • ACCT4851 Current Developments in Accounting Research - Financial
  • ACCT5910 Business Valuation and Analysis
  • ACCT5951 Current Developments in Accounting Research - Financial
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Location

Room 3111 Quadrangle building - Ref E15

Contact

+61 2 9065 1010