Jonathan F. Ross
My accounting research interests lie in the Financial and Managerial realms. I employ analytical, simulation and archival methodologies. I also engage in market-based Finance research.
More specifically, I am currently interested in how to better measure the accounting closeness or comparability of a group of firms. I also have recently examined how knowledge of certain properties of a firm's earnings process can be utilized in determining managers' cash bonus contracts. Furthermore, I am interested in various investment strategies based on documented anomalies in the Finance literature. I, along with two co-authors at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new anomaly, the Correlation Anomaly, and I am currently interested in raising capital to apply this to the U.S. and international stock markets.
From a broader perspective, I am interested in information theory and how it applies to accounting as an information science. Claude Shannon's (the father of modern information theory) and E.T. Jaynes work are of particular interest to me currently. I also am keenly interested in Number Theory.