Jenny Zha Giedt, CPA, PhD
Assistant Professor of
George Washington University
School of Business
"On the Pricing of Mandatory DCF Disclosures: Evidence from Oil and Gas Royalty Trusts"
(2015) with Panos Patatoukas and Richard Sloan. The Accounting Review.
Prices and Earnings: A History of Research" (2014) with Patricia Dechow and Richard Sloan. Annual Review of Financial
Disclosure of Strategic Alternatives: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" (2016). Job market paper.
Research interests: mergers and acquisitions, voluntary disclosure, managerial estimates, accounting choices and
Jenny is an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Business. Her
research examines financial accounting and disclosure choices made by corporations and their effects on markets. Her dissertation
explores why certain companies announce "strategic alternatives" in the market for corporate control, and documents
the valuation costs and benefits associated with their disclosure. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from
the Haas School of Business at UC 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 with US Bank and Dorchester Capital.
Jenny earned her Bachelor's degrees from the University of Southern California in Accounting
(from the Leventhal School of Accounting) and Business Administration-Finance (from the Marshall School of Business).
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys snorkeling, skiing, ice skating, theatre and ballet.