Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor
  • Associate Professor of Accounting

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1312 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

Research Interests: financial reporting, governance and incentives, regulation

Links: CV, Personal Website


Professor Daniel Taylor’s research focuses on the economic consequences of financial reporting, and how managerial incentives affect financial reporting. His research appears in leading academic journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. His research has been featured in the popular media, including such outlets as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and has been cited in final rulings by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He regularly attends and presents at professional meetings and was previously awarded a Deloitte Foundation Fellowship.

Professor Taylor teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting to undergraduates and Empirical Design in Accounting Research to PhD students. He received a PhD in Business from Stanford University, a MA in Economics from Duke University, and a BS in Economics from the University of Delaware.

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Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT101)

Current Courses

  • ACCT930 - Empir Design In Acct Res

    Course on empirical methods and their application to accounting research topics.


Past Courses


    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.


    Course on empirical methods and their application to accounting research topics.

Awards and Honors

  • Dean’s Research Grant, 2011
  • Who’s Who in Business Education, 2011
  • A. Michael Spence PhD Fellowship, 2010
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2008
  • Robert H. Litzenberger PhD Fellowship, 2008
  • Robert H. Litzenberger PhD Fellowship, 2007
  • William H. Beaver PhD Fellowship, 2007
  • Stanford University Fellowship, 2005-2010

In the News

  • Executive Compensation Offers Warning Signs of Financial Misreporting, Wall Street Journal - 05/06/2013
  • The Heated Debate Over Proxy Access, New York Times - 11/02/2010
  • Facilitating Shareholder Director Nominations, SEC Release No. 33-9136 - 08/25/2010
  • The Dodd-Frank Financial Fiasco, Wall Street Journal - 07/01/2010
  • Nardelli’s Big Payday was set on Day One, Altanta Journal-Constitution - 01/30/2007

Knowledge @ Wharton


In the News

Wells Fargo: What It Will Take to Clean Up the Mess

A series of scandals at Wells Fargo is tainting its reputation. Wharton experts weigh in on what the bank must do to recover.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2017/08/8
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Awards and Honors

Dean’s Research Grant 2011
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