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Accounting Faculty Research Areas

Faculty are responsible for determining the content and methodology of their own research; the following are examples of current faculty research interests:

  • Alternative Accounting Standards
    Research examines how management communicates with investors and provides evidence on how amounts are calculated under alternative accounting standards.
  • Analysts' Forecasts
    Research examines analysts' forecasts to better understand investor behavior and information used in investment decisions.
  • Accounting Disclosures for Capital Markets
    Research examines accounting information that is disclosed to and utilized by capital market participants.
  • Management Disclosure Incentives
    Research examines managers' incentives for disclosing accounting information so that one may properly interpret the information.
  • Insider Trading
    Research examines disclosure rules that affect the trading behavior of corporate insiders who have private information about the value of the firm that employs them.
  • Auditors' Opinion Decisions
    Research examines auditors' opinion decisions in the presence of financial stress.
  • Auditing as a Socially Constructed and Influenced Process
    Research examines the concepts derived from sociology, organizational theory, and philosophy of science that focus on understanding what professional endeavor and expertise mean.
  • Employee Stock Options
    Research examines the financial reporting, taxation, compensation, and valuation aspects of employee stock options, and relationships among employee exercise events and economic factors, tax factors, and psychological factors.
  • The Effects of Regulation on Financial Institutions' Decisions
    Research examines the effects of taxes, financial accounting, and capital regulation on financial institutions' decisions.
  • Investment Management
    Research examines effects of trading decisions.
  • Tax Policy
    Research examines the effects of changes in the corporate tax system.