Jenny Zha Giedt
Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting (2016 expected graduation)
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley


"On the Pricing of Mandatory DCF Disclosures: Evidence from Oil and Gas Royalty Trusts" (2015, forthcoming) with Panos Patatoukas and Richard Sloan. The Accounting Review.
"Stock Prices and Earnings: A History of Research" (2014) with Patricia Dechow and Richard Sloan. Annual Review of Financial Economics.
"Voluntary Disclosure of Strategic Alternatives: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" (2015). Job market paper.
Research interests: mergers and acquisitions, voluntary disclosure, managerial estimates, accounting choices and accruals.
About Me
Jenny studies financial accounting and disclosure choices in capital markets, with her dissertation on the valuation costs and benefits associated with strategic disclosures in the market for corporate control. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Administration - Accounting at the Haas School of Business at the Universty of California, Berkeley and is a Deloitte Foundation doctoral fellow. Prior to Berkeley, she worked in the audit and forensic groups at KPMG, LLP in Los Angeles, CA, where she obtained her C.P.A. She also has experience in the mutual fund and hedge fund industries working for US Bank and Dorchester Capital, a fund-of-funds based in Los Angeles.
Jenny earned her dual degrees from the University of Southern California in Accounting (B.S. from Leventhal School of Accounting) and Business Administration (B.S. from Marshall School of Business, Finance concentration).
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys snorkeling, skiing, ice skating, theatre and ballet.