Alan D. Jagolinzer

Associate Professor



Alan Jagolinzer teaches intermediate and advanced financial accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards. His research focuses on executive compensation and incentives, insider trading, and the implications of changes in financial reporting standards and securities regulation.

From 2004 until 2010, Alan served as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was selected for the 2010 MBA Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2009 Sloan Masters Program Teaching Excellence Award.

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Alan served ten years on active duty in the United States Air Force as a T-37 Instructor, Evaluator, and Spin Demonstration Pilot and as an E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander.


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MBA, Syracuse University
  • B.S. (with distinction), Accounting, The Pennsylvania State University


How to really stop (some) insider trading


November 29, 2012

Alan Jagolinzer, associate professor of accounting, is quoted for an article in Fortune on pre-set stock plans.

Executives’ Good Luck in Trading Own Stock

Wall Street Journal

November 27, 2012

Alan Jagolinzer, associate professor of accounting, analyzes the opportunities available for executives to trade stocks in their own companies for an article in The Wall Street Journal.

The Curious Timing Of Those Vertex Stock Sales


June 13, 2012

Alan D. Jagolinzer's paper “Sec Rule 10b5-1 and Insiders’ Strategic Trade” was quoted in a Forbes article regarding stock prices of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.