Faculty Directory
Joseph Kerstein


Professor of Accounting; Director Syms Masters of Science in Accounting Program

PhD, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
MBA, New York University, 1977
BA, University of Cincinnati, 1974

Prior to joining the Syms School of Business, Professor Joseph Kerstein was at Baruch College, where he was the chairman of the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy from 2002 to 2005. He is a CPA in the state of New York.

Current teaching interests include taxation of both individuals and entities and financial accounting. Current research interests include articles on earnings management and earnings quality. Future research will consider the earnings and disclosure quality of anti-earnings management behavior and the relation between earnings management and aggressive tax planning as they affect book-tax differences.

He graduated magna cum laude and received a doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. A New England Journal of Medicine article was named article of the year by the Association for Health Services Research.

Professor Kerstein has published in some of the top journals in his fields of accounting and health care economics, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, and Health Services Research.

212-960-5400 x5456

Wilf campus - Belfer Hall

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave


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Fall 2018
Accounting Principles I
ACC 1001


Accounting Principles I
ACC 1001H


Spring 2018
Accounting Principles II
ACC 1002


Fall 2017
Accounting Principles I
ACC 1001


Spring 2017
Accounting Principles II
ACC 1002


Decision Models Mgt Controls
MAN 7850