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Rowland Atiase


Department:     Accounting

Additional Titles:     Professor and Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow in Teaching Excellence

Research Areas:     Accounting - Managerial, Capital Markets, Financial Reporting

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Rowland Atiase is an accounting professor and Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow in Teaching Excellence at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He teaches managerial accounting, financial accounting, and cost and management accounting for the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at McCombs.

Atiase’s research on financial reporting, capital markets, and cost and management accounting has been published in several top-tier peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Accounting Review.

After becoming a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant, Atiase was an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He earned a bachelor’s with honors from the University of Ghana School of Business Administration. Atiase holds an MBA in accounting and finance, an M.A. in development economics, and a Ph.D. in accounting, all from the University of California, Berkeley. 



College of Business Administration (CBA) Research Excellence Award for the Academic Year


Outstanding Teacher Award, Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida


Outstanding Teacher Award, Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida


Rowland Atiase, Alex K. Dontoh, and Michael J. Gift. 2016. Differences in Prior Beliefs, Differential Interpretation, and the Consensus Effect of Quarterly Earnings Signals and Trading Volume. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 31(4), 483-514.

Rowland Atiase and Michael J. Gift. 2015. The Informedness Effect and Volume of Trade. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 30(4), 407-430.

Rowland Atiase, Bipin Ajinkya, Alex Dontoh, and Michael Gift. 2011. The Fundamental Determinants of Trading Volume Reaction to Financial Information: Evidence and Implications for Empirical Capital Markets Research. Journal of Financial Research XXXIV (1), 61-101.

Rowland Atiase, Somchai Supattarakul, and Senyo Y. Tse. 2006. Market Reaction to Earnings Surprise Warnings: The Incremental Role of Shareholder Litigation Risk on the Warning Effect. Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 21, 192-2222.

Rowland Atiase, Haidan Li, Somchai Supattarakul, and Senyo Y. Tse. 2005. Market Reaction to Multiple Contemporaneous Earnings Signals: Earnings Announcements and Future Earnings Guidance. Review of Accounting Studies 10, 497-525.

Rowland Atiase, David E. Platt, and Senyo Y. Tse. 2004. Operational Restructuring Charges and Post-Restructuring Performance. Contemporary Accounting Research 21, 493-522.

Rowland Atiase and Linda Bamber. 1994. Trading Volume Reactions to Annual Accounting Earnings Announcements: The Incremental Role of Predisclosure Information Asymmetry. Journal of Accounting and Economics 17, 309-329.

Rowland Atiase and Senyo Y. Tse. 1991. Stock Valuation Models and Accounting Information: A Review and Synthesis, in The Canadian Certified General Accountants Research Foundation, R. Mattessich, ed. 127-156.

Bipin Ajinkya, Rowland Atiase, and Michael Gift. 1991. Volume of Trading and the Dispersion in Financial Analysts' Earnings Forecasts. The Accounting Review 66, 389-401.

Rowland Atiase, Linda Bamber, Michael Bamber, and John McCartney. 1989. Linear Versus Nonlinear Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis: A Pedagogical Note. Issues in Accounting Education 4, 438-453.

Rowland Atiase, Linda Bamber, and Senyo Y. Tse. 1989. Timeliness of Financial Reporting, the Size Effect, and Stock Price Reactions to Annual Earnings Announcements. Contemporary Accounting Research 5, 526-552.

Rowland Atiase, Linda Bamber, and Robert N. Freeman. 1988. Accounting Disclosures Based on Company Size: Regulations and Capital Markets Evidence. Accounting Horizons, 18-26.

Rowland Atiase, Bipin Ajinkya, and Michael Gift. 1987. Differential Information and the Quality of Earnings Expectations, in Collected Papers of the American Accounting Association's Southeast Regional Meeting,

Rowland Atiase. 1987. Market Implications of Predisclosure Information: Size and Exchange Effects. Journal of Accounting Research 25, 168-176.

Bipin Ajinkya, Rowland Atiase, and Linda Bamber. 1986. Absorption Versus Direct Costing: Income Reconciliation and Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis. Issues in Accounting Education 1, 268-281.

Rowland Atiase and Senyo Y. Tse. 1986. Stock Valuation Models and Accounting Information: A Review and Synthesis. Journal of Accounting Literature 5, 1-33.

Rowland Atiase. 1985. Predisclosure Information, Firm Capitalization and Security Price Behavior Around Earnings Announcements. Journal of Accounting Research 23, 21-36.

Rowland Atiase. 1985. The Size Effect, Financial Reporting Lag and the Security Price Reaction to Earnings Announcements, in Collected Papers of the American Accounting Association's Southeastern Regional Meeting,