James Frederickson joined Melbourne Business School in 2006 as a Professor of Accounting and was appointed Deputy Dean in 2013.

After completing his PhD at the University of Washington, James held academic positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indiana University and University of Utah. Before academia, James was an auditor in the Chicago office of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, now known as KPMG.

James’ research in the areas of financial reporting, investor judgements and decisions, and budgeting has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics and elsewhere.

James also teaches Accounting on the MBA, Executive MBA and Senior Executive MBA programs.


Competing earnings announcements: Which announcement do investors process first?’ Frederickson, JR & Zolotoy, L, March 2016, The Accounting Review, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 441–462.

Are voluntary disclosures that disavow the reliability of mandated fair value information informative or opportunistic?’ Blacconiere, WG, Frederickson, JR, Johnson, MF & Lewis, MF, November 2011, Journal of Accounting and Economics, vol. 52, no. 2–3, pp. 235–251.

The evolution of stock option accounting: Disclosure, voluntary recognition, mandated recognition, and management disavowals’, Frederickson, JR, Hodge, FD & Pratt, JH, October 2006, The Accounting Review, vol. 81, no. 5, pp. 1073–1093.

Budget negotiations in multi-period settings accounting’, Fisher, JG, Frederickson, JR & Peffer, SA, August 2006, Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 511–528.

Carrot or stick? Contract framing and the use of decision-influencing information in a principal-agent setting’, Frederickson, JR & Waller, W, December 2005, Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 709–733.

James Frederickson
DEPUTY DEAN, PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING QUALIFICATIONS PHD, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON; BBA, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AREAS OF EXPERTISE Financial reporting, accounting, decision making TOPICS Budget negotiations, management disavowals, voluntary recognition, disclosure INDUSTRIES Higher education, finance GEOGRAPHIES Australia, US Contact: