Jacob Thomas

Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance

  • 203-432-5977

Professor Thomas focuses on the relation between accounting information and stock prices. Insights recently developed in this area that suggest fundamental links between accounting numbers and value form the basis of much of his recent teaching and research. He was actively involved in developing the core curriculum and has written cases and other teaching material for the courses he teaches on equity valuation and financial management. Differences between stock prices and fundamental value provide the basis for his examination of various stock trading strategies. Before joining the faculty at the Yale School of Management, he was the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Columbia Business School. 

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1984
  • MBA, ICMS, 1977
  • B. Tech, IIT, 1974

Courses

Sourcing & Managing Funds
MGT 423
Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
MGT 813

Publications

Selected Articles

F. Bova, K. Kolev, J. Thomas and F. Zhang
Accounting Review
Forthcoming
J. Thomas and F. Zhang
Review of Accounting Studies
2013
T. Bell and J. Thomas
Economics Letters
2013
J. Thomas and F. Zhang
The Journal of Portfolio Management

Achievements

Distinguished Alumni Speaker
Rackham Centennial
2012
Research Prize
Chazen International
2002
Finalist, Smith Breeden Prize
American Finance Association
2001
First Prize
IBES Competition for International Valuation Research
1999
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence
Columbia Business School
1995
AICPA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
1993
Deloitte Haskins and Sells Doctoral Fellow
1982-1984