Accounting

Publications and Working Papers

Full-Time Faculty

Paul Asquith

Paul Asquith

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Finance

Featured Publications

Lessons in Corporate Finance: A Case Studies Approach to Financial Tools, Financial Policies, and Valuation.

Asquith, Paul, and Lawrence A. Weiss. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.

Lessons in Finance: Basic Tools.

Weiss, Lawrence A. and Paul Asquith. Cambridge, MA: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.

"The Market for Borrowing Corporate Bonds."

Asquith, Paul, Andrea Au, Thomas Covert and Parag Pathak. Journal of Financial Economics Vol. 107, No. 1 (2013): 155-182.

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John E. Core

John E. Core

Nanyang Technological University Professor of Accounting

Featured Publications

"Discussion of 'Optimal Conservatism with Earnings Manipulation'."

Core, John. Contemporary Accounting Research. Forthcoming.

"Managerial Incentives to Increase Firm Volatility Provided by Debt, Stock, and Options."

Anderson, Joshua D., and John Core. Management Science. Forthcoming.

"Mandatory Disclosure Quality, Inside Ownership, and Cost of Capital."

Core, John E., Luzi Hail and Rodrigo Verdi. European Accounting Review Vol. 24, No. 1 (2015): 1-29.

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Michelle Hanlon

Michelle Hanlon

Howard W. Johnson Professor

Featured Publications

"The Equipment Manufacturing Industry’s Perspective on Tax Reform."

Brannon, Ike, and Michelle Hanlon. Tax Notes Vol. 87, No. 39 (2017): 1-2.

"Tax Rates and Corporate Decision Making."

Graham, John, Michelle Hanlon, and Terry Shevlin. Review of Financial Studies Vol. 30, No. 9 (2017): 3128-3175.

"The Taxman Cometh: Does Tax Uncertainty Affect Corporate Cash Holdings."

Hanlon, Michelle, Edward Maydew, and Daniel Saavedra. Review of Accounting Studies Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017): 1198-1228.

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S.P. Kothari

S.P. Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance

Featured Publications

"Long-Term Impact of Business Cycles on Auditors’ Judgment."

He, Xianjie, S.P. Kothari, Tusheng Xiao, and Luo Zuo. The Accounting Review. Forthcoming.

"The Effect of Corporate Transparency on Bank Risk-Taking and Banking System Fragility."

Jayaraman, Sudarshan, and S.P. Kothari. The Accounting Review. Forthcoming.

"Decoding CEO Pay."

Pozen, Robert, and S.P. Kothari. Harvard Business Review, July 2017.

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Nemit Shroff

Nemit Shroff

Class of 1958 Career Development Professor

Featured Publications

"When Does the Peer Information Environment Matter?"

Shroff, Nemit, Rodrigo Verdi, and Benjamin P. Yost. Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 64, No. 2-3 (2017): 183-214.

"Why Regulate Private Firm Disclosure and Auditing?"

Minnis, Michael, and Nemit Shroff. Accounting and Business Research Vol. 47, No. 5 (2017): 473-502.

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Eric So

Eric So

Sarofim Family Career Development Professor

Featured Publications

"A Simple Multimarket Measure of Information Asymmetry."

Johnson, Travis L., and Eric So. Management Science. Forthcoming.

"Time Will Tell: Information in the Timing of Scheduled Earnings News."

Johnson, Travis L., and Eric So. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Forthcoming.

"Uncovering Expected Returns: Information in Analyst Coverage Proxies."

Lee, Charles M.C., and Eric So. Journal of Financial Economics Vol. 124, No. 2 (2017): 331-348.

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Andrew Gordon Sutherland

Andrew Gordon Sutherland

Ford International Career Development Professor of Accounting

Featured Publications

"Institutional Investor Attention and Demand for Inconsequential Disclosures."

Abramova, Inna, John Core, and Andrew Sutherland, Working Paper. 2018.

"Regulatory Spillovers in Common Audit Markets."

Duguay, Raphael, Michael Minnis, and Andrew Sutherland, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5234-17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, January 2018.

"Economics of Voluntary Information Sharing."

Liberti, Jose, Jason Sturgess, and Andrew Sutherland, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5179-16. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2017.

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Rodrigo Verdi

Rodrigo Verdi

Nanyang Technological University Professor of Accounting

Featured Publications

"When Does the Peer Information Environment Matter?"

Shroff, Nemit, Rodrigo Verdi, and Benjamin P. Yost. Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 64, No. 2-3 (2017): 183-214.

"Analysts’ Forecasts and Asset Pricing: A Survey."

Kothari, SP, Eric So, and Rodrigo Verdi. Annual Review of Financial Economics Vol. 8, (2016): 197-219.

"The Effect of Repatriation Tax Costs on U.S. Multinational Investment."

Hanlon, Michelle, Rebecca Lester and Rodrigo Verdi. Journal of Financial Economics Vol. 116, No. 1 (2015): 179-196.

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Joseph P.  Weber

Joseph P. Weber

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management

Featured Publications

"Direct Evidence on Information Properties of the Earning Measures Used in Debt Contracts."

Dyreng, Scott D., Rahul Vashishtha, and Joseph Weber. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 55, No. 2 (2017): 371-406.

"The Impact of Balanced Budget Restrictions on States' Fiscal Actions."

Costello, Anna M., Reining Petacchi, and Joseph P. Weber. The Accounting Review Vol. 92, No. 1 (2017): 51-71.

"The Cost of Implementing New Accounting Standards: The Case of IFRS Adoption in Australia."

Loyeung, Anna, Zoltan Matolcsy, Joseph Weber, and Peter Wells. Australian Journal of Management Vol. 41, No. 4 (2016): 611-632.

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Christopher F. Noe

Christopher F. Noe

Featured Publications

"Microsoft’s aQuantive Acquisition."

Gwen Yu, Christopher Noe, Joseph Weber, and Thomas Samuelson. In Harvard Business School Case #9-115-039, Cambridge, MA: March 2015.

"For Profit Higher Education: University of Phoenix."

Gwen Yu, Christopher Noe, Joseph Weber, and Judy McLellan. In Harvard Business School Case 9-114-024, Cambridge, MA: August 2013.

"How do Investors Interpret Announcements of Earnings Delays?"

Duarte-Silva, Tiago, Huijing Fu, Christopher F. Noe, and K. Ramesh. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance Vol. 25, No. 1 (2013): 66-73.

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Ross L. Watts

Ross L. Watts

Featured Publications

"Understanding Practice and Institutions: A Historical Perspective."

Watts, Ross L., and Luo Zuo. Accounting Horizons Vol. 30, No. 3 (2016): 409-423.

"The Effect of Accounting Conservatism on Corporate Investment During the Global Financial Crisis."

Balakrishnan, Karthik, Ross Watts, and Luo Zuo. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting Vol. 43, No. 5-6 (2016): 513-542.

"Evidence on the use of unverifiable estimates in required goodwill impairment."

Ramanna, Karthik and Ross L. Watts. Review of Accounting Studies Vol. 17, No. 4 (2012): 749-780.

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