Biography

Academic Affiliation
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Biography
Roman L. Weil, Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is an expert in accounting, financial literacy, and corporate governance. He has consulted to government agencies, including the U.S. Treasury Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and designed continuing education programs for partners at Big Four accounting firms as well as for employees at Goldman Sachs, Merck, and William Blair and for business executives in Great Britain, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Professor Weil has served on task forces at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, and on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Prof. Weil was the director and co-founder of the Chicago/Stanford Directors' Consortium, which offers corporate board members the benefit of a research-based, comprehensive approach to the complex decisions they must make. He served for over twenty years on the boards of directors of mutual funds affiliated with New York Life, chairing at various times the Audit and Risk/Compliance Committees.

The co-author of more than twelve textbooks, Prof. Weil is the senior editor of and contributor to the Litigation Services Handbook, now in its fifth edition. He has published more than 100 articles in academic and professional journals and has served as the principal investigator on various research projects of the National Science Foundation. He has served as editor or associate editor of the Accounting Review, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Management Science, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Financial Analysts Journal.

He was a visiting faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, San Diego, Harvard Law School, Princeton Economics Department, and NYU Stern School, among others.