Allison Nicoletti

Allison Nicoletti
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting

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    1318 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

Research Interests: accounting standards and regulation, debt contracting, financial institutions, financial reporting and disclosure

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Professor Nicoletti’s research examines financial reporting and disclosure decisions made by financial institutions as well as the economic consequences of accounting standards and regulation. She holds a PhD in accounting from The Ohio State University and a BA in accounting and economics from Illinois Wesleyan University. Prior to returning to academia, Professor Nicoletti was a senior audit associate in financial services at KPMG in Chicago, IL focusing on financial statement audits of bank and insurance companies and is a CPA licensed in Illinois.

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    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems. Several important concepts will be studied in detail, including: revenue recognition, inventory, long-lived assets, present value, and long term liabilities. The course emphasizes the construction of the basic financial accounting statements - the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement - as well as their interpretation.


    Intensive reading and study with some research under the direction of a faculty member. Approval from one of the departmental advisers must be obtained before registration. Also a 3.4 average in major related subjects required.

Awards and Honors

  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2014
  • AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2014
  • AAA Ohio Region Meeting Best Paper Award, 2014
  • The Ohio State University Graduate Fellowship, 2011
  • Research Honors in Economics, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2008

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Why Dodd-Frank Increased Banking Industry Consolidation

Wharton research looks at how new regulatory asset thresholds introduced with the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 led to an increase in acquisitions by large banks.

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