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The accounting area is preeminent in research and teaching related to the dissemination and use of information in markets and within firms.

Faculty affiliated with the area are worldwide leaders in scholarship and in their contributions to accounting pedagogy. They also help shape accounting practices in the United States and elsewhere as a result of their influence in the standard-setting process.

Research by the accounting faculty draws on economics, finance, and statistics and employs analytical and empirical methodologies to study issues such as:

  • The pricing of securities in capital markets, with a focus on the role of financial reporting and information intermediaries.
  • The design of performance measurement and incentive systems.
  • Best practices in corporate governance and executive compensation.

Faculty in the area teach in the MBA, Stanford MSx, Executive Education, and PhD programs, with courses focusing on two broad areas: financial reporting and management control. Beyond the core MBA classes, a wide variety of electives cover topics in global financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and accounting-based valuation techniques.

Recent Publications in Accounting

Lisa De Simone
Journal of Accounting and Economics, Forthcoming.
Christopher S. Armstrong, Jennifer L. Blouina, Alan D. Jagolinzer, David F. Larcker
Journal of Accounting and Economics. August
2015, Vol. 60, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 17
Paul Ma, Iván Marinovic, Pinar Karaca-Mandic
JAMA Internal Medicine. July
27, 2015
Lisa De Simone, Matthew Ege, Bridget Stomberg
The Accounting Review. July
2015, Vol. 90, Issue 4, Pages 1469-1496
Joseph D. Piotroski, T.J. Wong, T. Zhang
Journal of Accounting Research. March
5, 2015, Vol. 53, Issue 2, Pages 405-459