Mort Pincus

Mort Pincus

Professor Emeritus

SB2 427



PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Temple University
BS, Temple University

Research Interest

Relation between accounting information and capital market variables, including the pricing of accruals in international capital markets

Earnings Management

Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Earnings Management

Usefulness of book-tax differences in detecting earnings management

Accounting method choice

Mort Pincus is the Dean's Professor of Accounting at the UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business. His research is empirical-archival in nature and spans an eclectic (and sometimes overlapping) set of topics, including: (a) the interaction of financial reporting and income taxes; (b) accounting information and stock market variables, including regulatory event studies and capital market efficiency; (c) US and international financial accounting policies; (d) the impact of complex information systems; and (e) auditing. He has published articles in top tier and other leading journals.

In the Merage School, Professor Pincus is the Area Coordinator of Accounting; was the founding Faculty Director of the school's Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program; and a former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs. He teaches the core course in financial reporting to Executive MBAs, accounting research and policy in the MPAc program, and a PhD seminar on special topics. He has received undergraduate and MBA teaching awards and the Merage School’s Faculty Service Award. He recently completed a term as a co-editor of The Accounting Review.

Professor Pincus previously was Department Chair and Carlson-KPMG Peat Marwick Research Professor of Accounting at the University of Iowa’s Tipple College of Business; a faculty member in the Olin School of Business at Washington University-St. Louis; and a faculty member at Penn State University’s Altoona Campus. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business; a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and a faculty fellow at Price Waterhouse & Co. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Economics from Temple University, and did his doctoral work at Washington University-St. Louis; he holds a CPA license (inactive) in Pennsylvania.