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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.

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Weber wins Seegal Prize

Publications

"Accounting Discretion in Fair Value Estimates: An Examination of SFAS 142 Goodwill Impairments."

Beatty, Anne and Joseph P. Weber. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 44, No. 2 (2006): 257-288.

"Conservatism and Debt."

Beatty, Anne, Joseph P. Weber and Jeff Jiewei Yu. Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 45, No. 2-3 (2008): 154-174.

"Determinants of the Informativeness of Analyst Research."

Frankel, Richard, S.P. Kothari and Joseph P. Weber. Journal of Accounting & Economics Vol. 41, No. 1-2 (2006): 29-54.

"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.

"Discussion of 'Competition for Andersen's Clients'."

Ramnath, Sundaresh and Joseph P. Weber. Contemporary Accounting Research Vol. 25, No. 4 (2008): 1137-1146.

"Discussion of the Effects of Corporate Governance on Firms' Credit Ratings."

Weber, Joseph P. Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 42, No. 1-2 (2006): 245-254.

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