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Professor Michael Bromwich

CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management, Emeritus

Research interests

  • Accounting standards; theory of fair value
  • Economics of information and organisations
  • Management accounting in the new manufacturing environment
  • Strategic management accounting
  • Accounting for utilities

Recent publications

  • Management Accounting: Retrospect and Prospect (CIMA/Elsevier, 2009) (with A. Bhimani)
  • Fair Values: Imaginary Prices and Mystical Markets: A Clarificatory Review, The Routledge Companion to Fair Value in Financial Reporting, P. Walton (ed.), Routledge, pp. 46-68, 2007.
  • with G. Benston and A. Wagenhofer, Principles versus Rules Based Accounting Standards: The FASB's Standards Setting Strategy, Abacus, Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp. 165-188, 2006.
  • Economics in Management Accounting, Handbook of Management Accounting Research, C. Chapman, A. Hopwood, M. Shields (eds.), Vol. 1, Elsevier, pp. 139-164, 2006.
  • Aspects of the Future in Accounting: The Use of Market Prices and 'Fair Values' in Financial Reports A. Hopwood, C. Leuz and D. Pfaff (eds.), The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Essays, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • with G. Benston, R. Litan and A. Wagenhofer (eds.), Following the money: the Enron Failure and the State of Corporate Disclosure, AIE Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2003.
  • with P. Vaas, Regulation and Accounting, Handwörterbuch Unternehmensrechnung und Controlling, H. Kupper and A. Wagenhofer (eds.), Shaeffer-Poeschel, pp. 1678-1686, 2002.
  • with A. Bhimani, Activity Based Costing, International Encyclopaedia of Business and Management, Routledge, 2002.
  • with C. Hong, Costs and Regulation in the UK Telecommunications Industry, Management Accounting Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 137-165, 2000.

Awards, honours and positions

  • CIMA Gold Medal, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 2009
  • Honorary Professor, Capital University of Economics and Business Overseas Chinese College, Beijing, China
  • D.S. Econ. Hons., University of Lund, 1993
  • President, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 1987-88
  • Member, Accounting Standards Committee, 1981-84
  • Financial Advisor, Office of Fair Trading

Editorial Board Membership

  • Editor: Management Accounting Research
  • Accounting and Business Research China: Accounting and Finance


Lectures / classes

Other web pages




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Contact information

Department of Accounting
Room OLD 2.19
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7323
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912

Email: m.bromwich@lse.ac.uk|

Administrative contact

Situ Diwan, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7737
Email: s.diwan1@lse.ac.uk|