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New faculty hires

Two new faculty members have joined Goizueta: Ilia Dichev, Goizueta Chair and professor of accounting, and Breno Schmidt, assistant professor of finance.


chaired professor Ilia Dichev


Dichev arrives at Goizueta from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he taught accounting for thirteen years and directed the PhD program in accounting for three years.

Dichev did undergraduate work in economics in Bulgaria before earning a BS in finance from Santa Clara University and a PhD in accounting from the University of Washington.

In addition to doctoral seminars, Dichev teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in valuation and corporate financial reporting. He specializes in the interaction of financial reporting and capital markets, specifically in the areas of earnings management, quality of earnings, and market efficiency.

In 2002, he received the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the highest research award in accounting. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Emerald Citation for Excellence.

Breno Schmidt graduated in May with a PhD in finance from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He earned a BS in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and an MS in economics from the Graduate School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Breno Schmidt

While at USC, Schmidt served as a teaching assistant in doctoral courses on financial economics and empirical methods in finance. His research focuses on the organization and governance of corporations and mutual funds, and his current interests include the impact of social networks on corporate governance, the behavior of empire builders during merger waves, and how firms manage liquidity risk.

Schmidt is the recipient of three best paper awards, including the 2008 Michael J. Barclay Award for the best PhD paper from the Financial Research Association.

The Goizueta community welcomes its newest faculty members!

Cynthia Blakeley

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