Jenny Zha Giedt, CPA, PhD
Assistant Professor of
George Washington University
School of Business
"On the Pricing of Mandatory DCF Disclosures: Evidence from Oil and Gas Royalty Trusts"
(2015) with Panos Patatoukas and Richard Sloan. The Accounting Review.
Prices and Earnings: A History of Research" (2014) with Patricia Dechow and Richard Sloan. Annual Review of Financial
Consequences of Announcing Strategic Alternatives" (2017). SSRN working paper.
Roles of Receivables and Deferred Revenues in Revenue Management" (2014). SSRN working paper.
Research interests: mergers and acquisitions, voluntary disclosure, managerial estimates, accounting choices
Jenny is an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Business. Her
research examines financial accounting and disclosure choices made by corporations and their effects on markets. Her dissertation
explores why certain companies announce "strategic alternatives" in the market for corporate control, and documents
the valuation costs and benefits associated with their disclosure.
Jenny graduated with a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2016 from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
and is a Deloitte Foundation doctoral fellow. Prior to Berkeley, she worked in the audit and forensic groups at KPMG, LLP
in Los Angeles, CA, where she obtained her C.P.A. She also has experience in the mutual fund and hedge fund industries with
US Bank and Dorchester Capital. She earned her Bachelor's
degrees from the University of Southern California in Accounting and Business Administration-Finance.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys snorkeling, ice skating, skiing, and theatre.