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Henry Friedman

Associate Professor of Accounting
“It’s great being surrounded by students and peers who are interested in the production and use of highly structured information about organizational performance and condition, that is, who are interested in accounting in a broad sense.”
(310) 206-1503
Areas of Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Incentive Compensation
  • Reporting Quality
  • Securities Market Regulation and Standards


Henry Friedman is an associate professor of accounting. His research relates broadly to how information is produced and used in firms and capital markets. Using theoretical models and archival data, he studies issues involving corporate governance, regulation, disclosure, lobbying, investor preferences for corporate social responsibility, audit quality and non-audit services, reference rate reform, executive compensation, entrepreneurship and common ownership. His research has been published widely in accounting, finance and management journals.

At UCLA Anderson, Friedman teaches introductory financial accounting and runs an online pre-term course to help entering students prepare for their first-year accounting class. Friedman previously taught at Wharton (core managerial accounting) and MIT (core financial accounting).



Financial Accounting



Ph.D. Accounting 2012, University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Accounting 2012, University of Pennsylvania

B.S. Economics 2007, University of Pennsylvania

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2007, University of Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors

The Accounting Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2022

AAA FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award, 2022
Journal of Accounting Research Excellence in Refereeing, 2021

The Accounting Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2020

MAS Best Early Career Researcher Award, 2018

Global Research Award, UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management, 2012-2018

Competitive Manuscript Award, American Accounting Association, 2013

MAS Dissertation Award, AAA Management Accounting Section, 2013

Academic Fellow, UCLA Anderson Fink Center for Finance and Investments, 2012

Best Doctoral Student Paper, AAA Western Region Meeting, 2011

Mark O. Winkelman Doctoral Fellowship, 2009-2012 Wharton Doctoral Fellowship, 2007-2012

AAA Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2011

Wharton Doctoral Student Travel Grant, 2011 GAPSA Research Travel Grant, 2011

Ernst and Young Travel Grant, 2011

Penn Materials Science and Engineering Department Faculty Appreciation Award, 2007

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2006

Wharton Undergraduate Dean’s List, 2004-2007

Wharton Research Scholars, 2003-2007

Joseph Wharton Scholars, 2003-2007

Benjamin Franklin Scholars, 2003-2007


Henry Friedman’s Published Work

Working Papers

Henry Friedman’s Working Papers