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Gary Hecht

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
B.S., Accountancy, Illinois State University, 1995

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011-2013
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Emory University, 2005-2011

Recent Publications

Bol, J., Hecht, G., Smith, S. Forthcoming. Managers' Discretionary Adjustments: The Influence of Uncontrollable Events and Compensation Interdependence.. Contemporary Accounting Research

Choi, J., Hecht, G., Tayler, W. 2013. Strategy Selection, Compensation, and Surrogation. Journal of Accounting Research, 51: 105-133

Choi, J., Hecht, G., Tayler, W. 2012. Lost in Translation: An Examination of Surrogation in Strategic Performance Measurement Systems. The Accounting Review, 87: 1135-1163

Honors and Awards

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015

Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award for 2012 The Accounting Review paper, "Lost in Translation:The Effects of Incentive Compensation on Strategy Surrogation" (co-winner), American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section, 2014