Paul M. Healy

James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean for Research

Paul Healy is the James R. Williston Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Harvard Business School. His research covers a broad range of topics, including financial analysis, Wall Street research, corruption, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and business ethics. He joined the HBS faculty in 1998, after fourteen years on the faculty at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, where he received awards for teaching excellence in 1991, 1992, and 1997. He received accounting and finance degrees from Victoria University in New Zealand (1976 and 1977) and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (1981). He has published widely in the leading academic and practitioner journals, has received numerous research rewards, and is the co-author of one of the leading financial analysis textbooks. He has taught MBA and executive courses on accounting, financial analysis, corporate boards, and ethical leadership.


  1. Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2013 by the University of Turku (Turun yliopisto) in Finland.

  2. Winner of the second place 2013 Hermes Fund Managers' Best Paper Prize for the paper "Causes and Consequences of Firm Disclosures of Anticorruption Efforts" (with George Serafeim, Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 12–077, 2012).

  3. Winner of the 2006 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for "Which Types of Analyst Firms Are More Optimistic?" (with Amanda Paige Cowen and Boris Groysberg, Journal of Accounting & Economics, April 2006).

  4. Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements (South-Western College Publishing, 1996), with Victor L. Bernard and Krishna G. Palepu, won the 1999 American Accounting Association Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award.

  5. Recipient of the MIT Sloan School of Management Outstanding Teacher Award in 1997. Also a recipient of this award in 1991 and 1992.

  6. Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements (South-Western College Publishing, 1996), with Victor L. Bernard and Krishna G. Palepu, won the 1997 Wildman Medal from the American Accounting Association.

  7. Winner of the 1990 American Accounting Association Notable Contribution Award for the article "The Effect of Bonus Schemes on Accounting Decisions" (Journal of Accounting & Economics, April 1985).

  8. Honored in 2013 as a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants for outstanding contributions to the profession of accountancy.