Alina Lerman

Associate Professor


Alina Lerman joined UConn in 2018 after spending eight years on the faculty of Yale School of Management. She teaches in the MBA, Executive MBA and Ph.D. programs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics summa cum laude and her Ph.D. in accounting, both from New York University. Prior to graduate studies she worked in the securities litigation and forensic accounting practice of LECG. Alina’s research interests include the role of accounting information in capital markets, investor sophistication, corporate mandatory and voluntary disclosure, and accounting regulation.

Selected Publications:

  • “Individual Investors’ Attention to Accounting Information: Evidence from Online Financial Communities” Contemporary Accounting Research (2020)
  • “Information Transfer and Conference Calls” with Francois Brochet and Kalin Kolev, Review of Accounting Studies (2018)
  • “The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting,” with Robert M. Bushman and X. Frank Zhang, Journal of Accounting Research (2016)
  • “Who, if Anyone, Reacts to Accrual Information?” with Robert H. Battalio, Joshua Livnat, and Richard R. Mendenhall, Journal of Accounting & Economics (2012)
  • “Anticipatory and Implementation Effects of FIN 46 on the Behavior of Different Market Participants,” with Umit G. Gurun and Joshua Ronen, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics (2012)
  • “The New Form 8-K Disclosures,” with Joshua Livnat, Review of Accounting Studies (2010)

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