Jacob Thomas

Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance

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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. 

Expertise

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

Selected Articles

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