James Naughton

James Naughton

Associate Professor of Business Administration

An expert in pensions, disclosure, financial regulation and government accounting, Naughton examines how financial, legal and regulatory institutions shape financial disclosure and economic choices. His research has delved into defined benefit pension plans and the financial reporting and economic risks associated with them.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty, he taught at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he received a number of awards for his impact and teaching. Before receiving his doctorate in business administration and J.D. from Harvard, he was an actuary at employee benefits consulting firm Hewitt Associates, working on the design and administration of employee benefit plans and executive compensation agreements.

B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; DBA, Harvard Business School; J.D., Harvard Law School


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