Jones School’s Zeff earns distinction from the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors

Jeff Falk

Jones School’s Zeff earns distinction from the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors

HOUSTON – (May 16, 2014) – Stephen Zeff, the Keith Anderson Professor in Business at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, has been named a corresponding academic of the Royal Academy of Doctors (Real Academia de Doctores de España) in Spain. Zeff will deliver his entrance speech at the Barcelona-based academy July 8.


The Royal Academy of Doctors is a prestigious interdisciplinary organization with 100 years of history. The title of corresponding academic is the highest distinction bestowed upon foreign members.

Zeff is a leading expert in the history of financial reporting. He is the past president of the American Accounting Association and a member of the U.K. Financial Reporting Council’s academic panel. In 2009, he received the Academic Leadership Award that has been given only once by the European Accounting Association.

Zeff is author or editor of more than 25 books and has written more than 150 articles and comments. He serves on the editorial board of more than 20 research journals edited in 10 countries, and he is currently the book review editor of The Accounting Review. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin and at universities in Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.


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