Roman L. Weil

Academic Affiliate
  • PhD in Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • MSc in Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • BA in Economics and Mathematics, Yale University

Roman Weil is V. Duane Rath Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago and Director of the University of Chicago/Stanford Law School Directors’ Consortium. He has been a CPA in Illinois since 1973 and a CMA since 1974. Weil joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1965. He has served on the faculties of the Georgia Institute of Technology, New York University Law School, University of Washington Business School, and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Economics Department, and Law School. He directed the University of Chicago’s Directors’ College, which trained corporate board members to do their jobs better. Weil co-founded The Directors’ Consortium, and its spin-off in accounting and finance, joint ventures of the University of Chicago, The Tuck School of Dartmouth, Stanford Law School, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. At Stanford, he has, since its inception, organized the sessions at Directors’ College on Audit Committee duties.

He has co-authored over a dozen textbooks, co-edited four professional reference books, and is the senior editor of, and contributor to, the Litigation Services Handbook. His articles have appeared in Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. He has published over 100 articles in academic and professional journals and has served as editor or associate editor of The Accounting Review, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Management Science, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Financial Analysts Journal.

Weil is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Economics Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Law and Economics Association, and the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants. He served on the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Replacement Cost Accounting and has served on two Financial Accounting Standards Board task forces–one on consolidations and the other on interest methods–and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Weil received his Ph.D. in Economics and his M.S. in Industrial Administration, both from Carnegie-Mellon University, and his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University.