John Harry Evans III

Katz Alumni Professor of Accounting and Area Director for Accounting
238A Mervis Hall
Curriculum Vitae: 


BS in Economics, U.S. Air Force Academy
MA in Economics, UCLA
MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
PhD in Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University

Courses Recently Taught

MBA Courses Taught:

Financial Accounting
Financial Statement Analysis 1 & 2
Strategic Cost Management
Managerial Accounting

Doctoral Courses Taught:

Introduction to Accounting Research
Agency Seminar in Management Control
Accounting Workshop


Senior Editor: The Accounting Review

Associate Editor: Journal of Accounting Literature

Editorial Board: Journal of Management Accounting Research

Member: American Accounting Association, American Economic Association

Research Interests: Accounting phenomena from an economic perspective; analytical models of incentives and reporting; experimental studies of reporting in managerial and tax settings; empirical studies of incentives including health care

Teaching Interests: Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Cost Management

Recent Publications

"CEO Turnover and Retention Light: Retaining Former CEOs on the Board" (with Nandu Nagarajan and Jason Schloetzer). Journal of Accounting Research, volume 48 issue 5 (pages 1015-1047), December 2010.

"Non-Financial Performance Measures and Physician Compensation Contracts," (with Kyonghee Kim, Nandu Nagarajan and Sukesh Patro), Journal of Management Accounting Research, volume 22, 2010.

"Agency Theory and Participative Budgeting Experiments," (with Jason Brown and Donald Moser), Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2009.

"Knowledge Sharing & Incentive Design in Manufacturing: Theory and Evidence," (with Yuhchang Hwang and David Erkens), July 2009, The Accounting Review.

"Value Creation in Public Enterprises: An Empirical Analysis of Coordinated Organizational Changes in the VA Hospital System," (with Nandu Nagarajan and Nicole Thibodeau), The Accounting Review, 2007.

"Uncertainty, Legal Liability, and incentive Contracts," (with Kyonghee Kim and Nandu Nagarajan), The Accounting Review, 2006.

"Economic and Equity Effects on Reporting Decisions," (with Chung Kim and Donald Moser), Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2005.

"Non-financial Performance Measures in the Healthcare Industry: Do Quality-based Incentives Matter?" (with Andy Leone and Nandu Nagarajan), Advances in Management Accounting, Volume 14, (2005).

"Budgeting Research: Three Theoretical Perspectives and Criteria for Selective Integration," (with Mark Covaleski, Joan Luft, and Michael Shields), Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2003.

"Disclosure-Disciplining Mechanisms: Capital Markets, Product Markets, and Shareholder Litigation," (with Sri Sridhar), The Accounting Review, July 2002.

"Honesty in Managerial Reporting," (with Lynn Hannan, Ranjani Krishnan, and Donald Moser), The Accounting Review, October 2001.

Working Papers

"Bankruptcy, CEO Retention and the Evolution of Contractual Practices" (with Shuqing Luo and Nandu Nagarajan), revision for The Accounting Review.

"White Collar Incentives" (with Bok Baik, Kyonghee Kim, Yoshio Yandori), May 2011.

"The Effect of Accounting on Compensation Design and Employee Turnover" (with Yuhchang Hwang and Ming-Chin Cheng), working paper, October 2010.

"Mergers and the Risk of Acquiring Firms: An Empirical Investigation" (with Kyonghee Kim and Sukesh Patro), under revision, May 2009.

"Checklist for Accounting Research" (with Mei Feng, Vicky Hoffman, and Don Moser), Working paper. Auguest 2011.

Awards and Honors

Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature, American Accounting Association, 2006.

Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature, Management Accounting Section, 2005.

Management Accounting Section, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Best Paper Award, 2003

McLaughlin Prize for best paper in accounting ethics, 2001

Notable Contribution to Government and Nonprofit Literature Award, 1995

Teacher of the Year, Executive MBA students, four times

Teacher of the Year, Full-Time MBA students

Consulting Activities

Financial analsis consultant to Department of Defense, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense

Expert witness on legal proceeding with respect to damage estimation, appropriate application of accounting principles, usury laws, etc.

Financial analysis training for health care managers, including design and administration of programs for University of Pittsburgh Physicians and Highmark Insurance Company

Coordinator of Business Leadership Courses for Physicians, University of Pittsburgh Physicians 2002-2005

Instructor in Katz Executive Education Management Essentials Program

Personal Interests

Harry loves sports, including biking, golfing, running, and rooting for the Steelers. He has served as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program.