Jenny Zha Giedt
Assistant Professor of Accounting
George Washington University
School of Business
Washington, DC


"Stock Prices and Earnings: A History of Research" (2014) with Patricia Dechow and Richard Sloan, Annual Review of Financial EconomicsLink
"On the Pricing of Mandatory DCF Disclosures: Evidence from Oil and Gas Royalty Trusts" (2015) with Panos Patatoukas and Richard Sloan, The Accounting ReviewLink
"Modeling Receivables and Deferred Revenues to Detect Revenue Management" (forthcoming), Abacus (Special Issue on Earnings Management)Link
"Why Do Firms Sell Out? Separating Targets' Motives from Bidders' Selection of Targets in M&A" (2017), Washington Area Research Symposium paper 2017 and AAA Annual Meeting paper 2017. Link
"Economic Consequences of Announcing Strategic Alternatives" (2017), SSRN working paper which is based on my job market paper. Link
"Defining, Measuring and Modeling Accruals: A Guide for Researchers" (2017) with Chad Larson and Richard Sloan, RAST Conference paper 2017. Link
Research interests: mergers and acquisitions, voluntary disclosure, managerial estimates, accounting choices and accruals.
About Me
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 the stock market and market for corporate control.
Jenny graduated with a PhD in Business Administration in 2016 from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is a Deloitte Foundation doctoral fellow. Her UC Berkeley dissertation explores why certain companies voluntarily announce that they are seeking strategic alternatives, and documents the costs and benefits associated with the announcement. Her dissertation is titled, "Voluntary Disclosure of Strategic Alternatives: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" (2016). Link
Prior to Berkeley, she worked in the audit and forensic groups at KPMG in Los Angeles, CA, and obtained her CPA. She also has experience in the mutual fund and hedge fund industries with US Bank and Dorchester Capital. She earned her Bachelor's degrees from the University of Southern California in Accounting and Business Administration-Finance.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys snorkeling, ice skating, skiing, and yoga.