Jenny Zha Giedt, CPA, PhD
Assistant Professor of
George Washington University
School of Business
"Stock Prices and Earnings: A History of Research" (2014) with Patricia Dechow and
Richard Sloan. Annual Review of Financial Economics.
Pricing of Mandatory DCF Disclosures: Evidence from Oil and Gas Royalty Trusts" (2015) with Panos Patatoukas and Richard
Sloan. The Accounting Review.
"Economic Consequences of Announcing Strategic Alternatives" (2017). SSRN working paper.
of Seeking Strategic Alternatives and Target Selection" (2017). Working paper.
"Modeling Receivables and Deferred Revenues
to Detect Revenue Management" (2017). SSRN working paper.
Measuring and Modeling Accruals: A Guide for Researchers" (2017) with Chad Larson and Richard Sloan. SSRN working paper.
Research interests: mergers and acquisitions, voluntary disclosure,
managerial estimates, accounting choices and accruals.
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.
graduated with a Ph.D. 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 announce that they are seeking strategic alternatives, and documents the valuation costs and benefits
associated with the announcement. Her dissertation is titled, "Voluntary
Disclosure of Strategic Alternatives: A Cost-Benefit
Analysis" (2016). Link
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. 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