Homepage-Rick Young


Photo of Class of 2018


Professor of Accounting & MIS
Director, The Ohio State Accounting Honors Program
Faculty Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi

Accounting Honors Program & Beta Alpha Psi

I am the Director of the The Ohio State Accounting Honors Program. Please email me if you have questions about Accounting Honors. This program was founded by Thomas J. Burns, who has had a great impact on many, many of our alumni, including Karl Frey.

I am also the Faculty Advisor for Beta Alpha Psi. I highly recommend that Accounting majors pledge and become active members. Pledging normally takes place in Spring quarter of the sophomore year.

Accounting Honors students enjoy studying together! (Fall 2012)

Professor Joel S. Demski presents to Accounting Honors Program (Fall 2010)

Many of our Honors Accounting students enter the Combined BSBA/MAcc Program, which generally makes it possible to earn both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting in 4-5 years. If you have questions about our Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program please contact the MAcc Academic Director, Professor Tzachi Zach. For purely administrative issues, you may contact Rob Chabot.

In Fall, I will be teaching a junior class, AMIS 3300H – Honors Cost Accounting as well as the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Seminar. During Spring semester I will be teaching AMIS 2300H – Honors Accounting Principles II, which is the second course in the Accounting Honors Program.

If you are interested in accounting and management information systems research, you are cordially invited to attend the Thomas J. Burns Colloquium.


Yes, we do love “Ralph”
Honors Accounting Course Award
Winners 2005-06
Business Honors Showdown (click here for more photos)


My research is in the theory and experimental economics domains of accounting. The leading organization in experimental economics is the Economic Science Association. I am on the Editorial Board of Journal of Management Accounting Research, sponsored by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.



Recent  publications:

  • Schwartz, S.,  E. Spires and R. Young. 2017. A Teaching Note on the Controllability “Principle” and Responsibility Accounting. Accounting Research Journal (August) 30 (3).
  • Meder, A., S. Schwartz, and R. Young. 2016. Subjective beliefs and management control: A user’s guide and a model extension. Federation of Business Disciplines Journal (Spring) 4: 1-21.
  • Schwartz, S., E. Spires and R. Young. 2015. “A Note on the Tax Benefits of Retirement Savings.” Journal of Accounting Education 33(2): 164-181.
  • Schwartz, S., E. Spires, D. Wallin, and R. Young. 2015. “The role of commitment devices in budgeting.” Managerial and Decision Economics 36(6): 345–363.”
  • Young, Richard, Meder, A., S. Schwartz, and M. Wu. 2014. “Bank Runs and the Accounting for Illiquid Assets in Financial Institutions.” Accounting Education: An International Journal 23(3): 277-294.
  • Schwartz, S., U. Denker, C. J. Ward, and R. Young. 2014. “Voluntary Disclosure and Perceptions of Fairness.” Management Accounting Research 25(3):223-229.
  • Schwartz, S., A. Sudbury and R. Young. 2014. “A Note on the Benefits of Aggregate Evaluation of Budget Proposals.” Journal of Management Accounting Research 26.1: 145-164.
  • Schwartz, S., E. Spires, D. Wallin, and R. Young. 2012. “Aggregation in Budgeting: An Experiment.” Journal of Management Accounting Research 24.1: 177-199.
  • Meder, A., S. Schwartz, E, Spires and R. Young. 2011. “Structured Finance and Mark-to-Model Accounting: A Few Simple Illustrations.Accounting Horizons 25.3: 559-576.
  • Rankin, F., S. Schwartz and R. Young. 2008. “The Effect of Honesty Preferences and Superior Authority on Budget Proposals.The Accounting Review. 83.4: 1083-1099.

Outside Interests

My outside interests include watching and coaching select soccer (previously with Blast, FC, now with Club Ohio) and stamp collecting (I belong to: Columbus Philatelic Society & Worthington Stamp Club). I also am Faculty Advisor for the Ohio State University Women’s and Men’s Soccer Club. Of course I also am a fan of Ohio State football and basketball and proud to say I have rooted for the Cleveland Browns since the days of Jimmy Brown, Paul Warfield, Gene Hickerson, and Gary Collins.


Blast u15 2010 Midwest Regional Finalists


Blast u10 Fall 2010 MOSSL Regular Season Champions


Blast u11 Spring 2010 MOSSL Tournament Champions