Joseph P.  Weber

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Joseph P. Weber

About🔗

Joseph Weber is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management and a Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Weber specializes in empirical work on the importance of accounting information in financial contracts. His recent work documents how an innovation in the commercial debt market—performance pricing—allows for more efficient contracting by reducing the expected renegotiation costs of the contract. Weber’s research has recently appeared in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics. When not conducting research, Weber teaches the core financial accounting class to first-year MBA students at MIT Sloan. Prior to entering academia, he worked for Price Waterhouse and AXA Financial.

Weber holds a BSBA in accounting from Bucknell University and a PhD in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Honors🔗

Weber wins Seegal Prize

Publications🔗

"Voluntary and Mandatory Disclosures: Do Managers View them as Substitutes?"

Noh, Suzie, Eric So, and Joseph P. Weber. Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 68, No. 1 (2019): 101243.

"Do Strict Regulators Increase the Transparency of Banks?"

Costello, Anna M., Joao Granja, and Joseph P. Weber. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 57, No. 3 (2019): 603-637. Download paper.

"Do Rating Agencies Benefit from Providing Higher Ratings? Evidence from the Consequences of Municipal Bond Ratings Recalibration."

Beatty, Anne, Jacquelyn Gillette, Reining Petacchi, and Joseph Weber. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 49, No. 2 (2019): 323-354.

"When and Why do IPO Firms Manage Earnings?"

Sletten, Ewa, Yonca Ertimur, Jayanthi Sunder, and Joseph P. Weber. Review of Accounting Studies Vol. 23, No. 3 (2018): 872-906. Download paper.

"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.

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