Andrew J. Leone

Andrew J. Leone

Adjunct Professor of Management Arthur P. Metzger Professor of Accounting, University of Miami

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Management accounting, Financial accounting, Health care

Subject Areas




Andy Leone is a distinguished scholar and teacher in the area of health care accounting. His award-winning work has appeared frequently in leading scholarly journals.

Awards & Accomplishments

A paper co-authored by Professor Leone — “The Importance of Distinguishing between Errors from Irregularities in Restatement Research: The Case of Restatements and CEO/CFO Turnover” — earned the Emerald Management Review’s Citation of Excellence Award in 2012 and the Notable Contribution to the Literature Award in 2013 from the American Accounting Association. In 2005, he received a Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Research Award for a paper he co-authored, “Empirical Tests of Budget Ratcheting and Its Effect on Managers’ Discretionary Accrual Choices.”

BusinessWeek has listed him as one of the Simon School’s Best Teachers in its Guide to MBA Programs.


Andy has served as associate editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics and on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. At the University of Miami, he chairs the Department of Accounting.


At Vanderbilt, Andy teaches Health Care Accounting. For the Vanderbilt Master of Management in Health Care program, he also has taught Application of Financial and Managerial Accounting to Health Care.

Research Interests

Andy’s scholarship centers around economics-based, empirical research on the interplay between management incentives, accounting choice, capital markets and health care organizations. He is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in the Journal of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Review and others.


Ph.D., Accounting, University of Pittsburgh, 1997

MBA, University of New Hampshire, 1991

B.S., Accounting (Magna Cum Laude), Quinnipiac University, 1984