John E. Core


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John E. Core is the Nanyang Technological University Professor and a Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Core has broad research interests in executive compensation and executive stock and option incentives, corporate governance, nonprofit governance, and disclosure and the cost of capital. His research has been published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. When not conducting research, Core teaches the core Financial Accounting class to first-year MBA students at MIT Sloan. Prior to entering academia, he worked in investment banking for PaineWebber and in compensation consulting for Ernst & Young.

Core holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from The Wharton School.


"Contextual Corporate Governance."

Chen, Kevin, John E. Core, and Wayne R. Guay, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6298-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, March 2024. SSRN Preprint.

"Non-Price and Price Performance Vesting Provisions and CEO Incentives."

Core, John E. and Heidi A. Packard. The Accounting Review Vol. 97, No. 7 (2022): 109-134.

"Institutional Investor Attention and Firm Disclosure."

Abramova, Inna, John E. Core, and Andrew Sutherland. The Accounting Review Vol. 95, No. 6 (2020): 1-21. SSRN. Download Preprint.

"The Real Effects of Financial Reporting on Pay and Incentives Core."

Core, John E. Accounting and Business Research Vol. 50, No. 5 (2020): 448-469.

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Press Source: Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Contextual corporate governance

"In our paper, 'Contextual Corporate Governance,' we develop a novel approach to investigate how context shapes firms' governance choices."

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