Stephen A. zeff

Stephen Addam Zeff
Born United States
Residence United States
Fields Comparative Hist. Development of Standard-Setting, Financial Accounting, History of Thought
Known for Scholar of Financial Accounting, International Accounting

Stephen A. Zeff is the current Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States, and as of 2002 he was inducted as the 70th member of the Accounting Hall of Fame. Stephen A. Zeff holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Colorado, M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, and an honorary doctorate in Economics from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, in Finland. From the Jones School's faculty page:

He is author or editor of 25 books and has written more than 100 articles and comments. He serves on the editorial board of more than 20 research journals edited in ten countries, and he recently completed six years' service as book review editor of The International Journal of Accounting. 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.

Positions & Honors

  • In 1988, he received the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
  • In 1999 the AAA’s International Accounting Section named him the recipient of its International Accounting Educator Award
  • Hourglass Award, Academy of Accounting Historians, in both 1973 and 2001
  • Basil Yamey Prize, Accounting, Business & Financial History, 2004
  • The only non-British member of the academic panel of the Accounting Standards Board of the United Kingdom
  • From 1981 to 2004, he was the only non-European on the executive committee of the European Accounting Association
  • From 1991 to 2002, he was the International Accounting Adviser for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, which recognized him as its Honorary Research Fellow in 2003


  • Biography at Jesse H. Jones Graduate School Faculty Page
  • Biography at OSU's Accounting Hall of Fame
  • Vangermeersch, Richard. "Zeff, Stephaen A. (1933-)." History of Accounting: An International Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1996 pp. 618-619. full-text

External links

  • Personal Page at Rice.
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