"I applied to the Scholars program, because I wanted to focus on learning outside of the classroom. The program provided a way not to just learn for an exam, but to learn something valuable that can help me with my future career goals. By being able to choose my own research topic, I am now able to dig deeper into an issue that is not only interesting to me, but relevant to the career I am pursuing. As I go through this program, I hope to learn more about the merging of accounting standards between GAAP and IFRS, focusing on consolidation and its effects on Mergers and Acquisitions. Not only am I hoping to learn about these changes in the accounting world, but I am also hoping to enhance my ability to communicate my research through writing. I am looking forward to improving my writing skills so I can effectively communicate my results. My goals for this academic year are to successfully complete my classes, as well as produce a informative research paper on my topic."
My primary research interest is studying the convergence from United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to International Financial Standards, and its effect on business transactions, primarily consolidation models.
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The Convergence of Consolidation Standards and their Effect on Mergers and Acquisitions
My research project studies the merging of accounting standards between United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards, with respect to consolidation. Through review of the previous and current consolidation standards (ARB 51, FIN46, FIN46R, FAS167) and the International Standard (IAS10), I observe how different standards have effected the number of Mergers and Acquisitions in the past, and then look to the future. By use of a multiple regression, using previous standards as plug variables, I will examine how each consolidation standard has effected the number Merger's and Acquisitions over the past years. With the results from the regression, I will be able to see if each standard has increased or decreased Mergers and Acquisitions, and look to differences in the standards to explain why Mergers and Acquisitions have increased or decreased. Once I observe the differences in each standard, and see how they have effected Mergers and Acquisitions in the past, I will make predictions to how changes in International convergence will effect Mergers and Acquisitions in the future. Movement towards agreement between United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Reporting Standards is a current and relevant issue in accounting today. With the growth of Mergers and Acquisitions, it is important to understand how outside variables, like consolidation standards, increase or decrease numbers of mergers and acquisitions. Through this research project I will study how correlated consolidation standards are to Mergers and Acquisitions, and why certain standards led to changes in the numbers of Mergers and Acquisitions.