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Maria Ogneva
Assistant Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Southern California; MS, BS, Moscow State University


Maria Ogneva's research focuses on accounting-based risk assessment, accounting information and market efficiency, accounting-based equity valuation, and earnings quality. Her work has been published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Finance. Professor Ogneva was also named one the world's 40 best business school professors under the age of 40 by Poets& She served on the faculty of Stanford University before joining USC's faculty.


Ogneva, M., Piotroski, J., and Zakolyukina, A. (2015) "When is Distress Risk Priced? Corporate Failure and the Business Cycle,".
Ogneva, M., and Nallareddy, S. (2015) "Predicting Restatements in Macroeconomic Indicators Using Accounting Information,".
Ogneva, M., and Nallareddy, S. (2015) "Accrual Quality, Skill, and the Cross-Section of Mutual Fund Returns,".
Ogneva, M. (2013) "A Discussion of “What Do Management Earnings Forecasts Convey About the Macroeconomy?,".
Ozbas, O., Hann, R. N., and Ogneva, M. (2013) "Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Capital," Journal of Finance, 68, 1961-1999.
Hann, R., Ogneva, M., and Sapriza, H. (2012) "Forecasting Macroeconomy: Analysts versus Economists,".
Ogneva, M. (2012) "Accrual Quality, Realized Returns, and Expected Returns: The Importance of Controlling for Cash Flow Shocks," The Accounting Review, 87 (4), 1415-1444.
Nekrasov, A., and Ogneva, M. (2011) "Using Earnings Forecasts to Simultaneously Estimate Firm-specific Cost of Equity and Long-term Growth," Review of Accounting Studies, 16 (3), 414-457.
Cohen, D., Hann, R. N., and Ogneva, M. (2007) "Another Look at GAAP versus The Street: An Empirical Assessment of Measurement Error Bias," Review of Accounting Studies, 12 (2/3), 271-303.
Ogneva, M., and Subramanyam, K.R. (2007) "Does the stock market underreact to going concern opinions? Evidence from the U.S. and Australia," Journal of Accounting and Economics, 43 (2-3), Pages 439-452.
Ogneva, M., Subramanyam, K.R., and Raghunandan, K. (2007) "Internal Control Weakness and Cost of Equity: Evidence from SOX Section 404 Disclosures," The Accounting Review, 82 (5), 1255-1297.