Jayson Talakai

Assistant Professor

  • School of Accountancy

Jayson Talakai


PhD, Accounting, Texas Tech University, 2016
BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University Hawaii, 2009


Jayson Talakai is among the first Tonga PhD's in Accounting. He completed his degree from Texas Tech University in August 2016. Dr. Talakai earned his B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University - Hawaii in 2009. Prior to obtaining his PhD he worked as a Staff Accountant at the University of Utah. Dr. Talakai's research focuses on information acquisition, individual investors' cognitive constraints, and market efficiency. He has published in Accounting Horizons and Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly. Dr. Talakai and his wife have five children, four girls, and one boy.