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G. Peter Wilson

professor, joseph l. sweeney chair - accounting department

G. Peter Wilson

Fulton Hall 552A
617.552.1963
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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D., M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
M.S., B.S., Florida Atlantic University


EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Wilson and his wife, Carolyn, are creating Navigating Accounting®, a multimedia free website that provides a foundation for understanding, preparing, and using accounting information. Additionally, he has published articles on the usefulness of accounting information to capital market participants and the relative importance of tax and non-tax factors for corporate investing and financing decisions.


SELECTED APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

  • 2010 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award
  • 2010, 2009 Boston College TWIN Awards: Teaching with New Media Awards
  • 2005 American Accounting Association Outstanding Educator Award
  • 2002 Inducted into American Accounting Association North East Region’s Accounting Hall of Fame
  • 1996-1997 M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1994-1995 M.I.T. Graduate Student Council, Teaching Award
  • 1994-95 M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, Teacher of the Year
  • 1987-1988 Anne T. Bass Faculty Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • 1987-1988 Stanford Graduate School of Business, Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 1986-1987 Stanford Graduate School of Business, Honorable Mention for Distinguished Teaching
  • 1985-1986 Stanford Graduate School of Business, Rookie Teacher Award
  • 1985-86 American Accounting Association, Competitive Manuscript Award, best paper by an accounting academic within five years of thesis completion


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Factors Influencing Firms’ Disclosures about Environmental Liabilities," The Review of Accounting Studies, Vol 2, No 1., 1997 (Joint with Mary Barth and Maureen McNichols).
  • "Teaching and Learning can be Energizing," Issues in Accounting Education, June, 1999.
  • "Factors Influencing Firms’ Disclosures about Environmental Liabilities," The Review of Accounting Studies, Vol 2, No 1., 1997 (Joint with Mary Barth and Maureen McNichols).
  • "Discretionary Disclosure and External Financing," The Accounting Review, January 1995 (Joint with Richard Frankel and Maureen McNichols).
  • "The Role of Taxes in Location and Sourcing Decisions," Studies in International Taxation, University of Chicago Press, 1993, Chapter 6, Editors: A. Giovannini, G. Hubbard, J. Slemrod.
  • "Firms' Responses to Anticipated Reductions in Tax Rates: The Tax Reform Act of 1986," Journal of Accounting Research, 1992 supplement (Joint with Myron Scholes and Mark Wolfson).
  • "Future Research Directions in Taxation," The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Fall, 1991.
  • "Tax Planning, Regulatory Capital Planning, and Financial Reporting Strategy for Commercial Banks," Review of Financial Studies, 1990 (Joint with Myron Scholes and Mark Wolfson).
  • "Evidence of Earnings Management from the Provision for Bad Debts," Journal of Accounting Research, 1988 supplement (Joint with Maureen McNichols).
  • "The Incremental Information Content of the Accrual and Funds Component of Earnings After Controlling For Earnings," The Accounting Review, April 1987.
  • "The Relative Information Content of Accruals and Cash Flows: Combined Evidence at the Earnings Announcement and Annual Report Release Date," Journal of Accounting Research, 1986 Supplement.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professor Wilson is a member of the American Accounting Association, was a member of the Pathways Vision for Accounting Education Committee and Accounting Education Change Commission, was the 2002-2003 President of the American Accounting Association, and has served on the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Issues in Accounting Education.