Michael Paz

Michael Paz

  • Assistant Professor

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Behavioral Research
  • Managerial Control
  • Compensation
  • Hospitality and Casinos


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration



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Michael Paz is an assistant professor of accounting at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. His research interests include managerial accounting topics, with a special interest in managerial control and financial incentives. His current research focuses on issues related to cost management, compensation contracts, and performance feedback. His research has been published in the Journal of Management Accounting Research and Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research.

Paz was selected as a participant in the Michael J. Cook Doctoral Consortium during the spring of 2013. He has given presentations and held discussions at conferences, such as the American Accounting Association (AAA) annual meetings and AAA Managerial Accounting Section midyear meetings. He was also recognized as a KPMG Minority Doctoral Fellow from 2010 through 2015. Prior to his academic career, Paz worked in bank operations and underwriting for Bank of America and GE Corporation. He received his BA in music from Rhode Island College, his master's degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island, and his PhD in accounting from Drexel University.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship (2015) KPMG Foundation

Recent Courses

  • HADM 2210 - Managerial Accounting
  • HADM 7240 - Managerial Accounting

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Drexel University, 2016
  • MS University of Rhode Island, 2010
  • BA Rhode Island College, 2008