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Gene Kovacs

Academic Division: Accounting & Law
Professor Kovacs earned his B.S. degree in Finance and Economics at Babson College, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Accounting. During his professional career, he has worked in equity research at JPMorgan, performed consulting and auditing services at PwC, and worked for 15 years in economic consulting for the Analysis Group and his own firm. Prior to joining Bryant University in 2018, he was on the accounting faculty at California State University – Long Beach and is now teaching at Babson College. His primary teaching interests include financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and other finance-related topics. His other teaching experience covers several different audiences including Harvard Law School; Columbia MBA and Executive programs; Major Law Firms; and Corporate Staff.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Columbia University
  • MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interest / Expertise

Professor Kovacs' research interests include intangible assets, corporate payout strategy, revenue recognition, financial statement analysis, analyst estimates, financial instruments, capital markets, and tax policy.


Journal Articles

  • Kovacs, G. (2023). Universal Basic Buybacks. Journal of Accounting and Finance. Vol: 23, Issue: 2, Page: 61-74. North American Business Press. link
  • Kovacs, G., Roohani, S. (2021). Think the Tax Cust and Jobs Act Lowered Corporate Taxes, Think Again: Preliminary Evidence from the S&P 500 and Apple Inc.. The CPA Journal. Issue: December 2021. New York State Society of CPA's. link


  • Enhancing Critical Thinking Through the Use of Data Analytics Kovacs, G. Annual Fall Conference, Warwick, RI (2021)
  • Think the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Lowered Corporate Taxes for Multinationals, Think Again: Preliminary Evidence One Year After Implementation Kovacs, G. Research in Forensic Accounting Conference, Washington D.C. (2020)
  • Financial Reporting & Approach to Damages Kovacs, G. New Associate Orientation, New York, NY (2017)
  • Pension Funds in the Defense Industry Kovacs, G. Eastern Economic Association Conference, Boston, MA (2016)
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