John Lyon (Professor (Accounting))

​Professor John Lyon teaches accounting at Melbourne Business School.  He was formerly Professor of Accounting at the University of Melbourne, the Australian Graduate School of Management and has held positions at the Graduate School of Management, University of California (Davis), Ohio State University and the Queensland Institute of Technology.
​John's research interests are: empirical methods in accounting and finance, earnings announcements and the pricing of audits. In 2002 his paper, "Detecting Abnormal Operating Performance: The Empirical Power and Specification of Test-Statistics" was awarded the Journal of Financial Economics All-Star Paper Award for its high citation count in the period: 1996-2001. He is a previous winner of the Fama/DFA award for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 1997. He is widely published including the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. He is a previous winner of the Alumni Teaching Award for notable contributions to teaching at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Teaching Areas
​Full-time MBA
Part-time MBA

Research Areas
Empirical methods
Earning announcements
Pricing of audits
John Lyon Qualifications: PhD (Ohio), BCom (Hons) (UQ) Professor (Accounting) PhD (Ohio), BCom (Hons) (UQ) Contact: