27 January 2010
Professor Wayne Landsman KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of the PhD Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Accounting at LSE.
Professor Landsman gave a stimulating talk to the students and faculty of the Department of Accounting on accounting and the global financial crisis. Professor Landsman discussed a number of timely and critical issues relating to the fair value controversy and aspects of asset securitizations and derivatives.
Professor Landsman was president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association, and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from 1998-2001. He is an expert on the role of accounting information in capital price formation as well as on employee stock options, asset securitization, and fair value accounting. He is widely published in leading scholarly and professional journals.