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Anne Beyer

Associate Professor, Accounting
AnneBeyer
Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Area: 
Accounting

Research Statement

Anne Beyer’s research interest is in the area of financial accounting with a focus on corporate disclosure, capital market prices, and corporate governance. Recent work has examined the properties of analyst and management earnings forecasts as well as investors’ reaction to different kinds of corporate disclosures.

Bio

Anne Beyer is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2008-2009 and 2010-2013. She teaches the introductory class in financial accounting and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013.

Anne’s research focuses on corporate disclosure, information economics and corporate governance. Her recent work examines the properties of financial analysts’ and management’s earnings forecasts, as well as investors’ reaction to earnings forecasts and other forms of corporate disclosures. This work includes studying managers’ and analysts’ incentives to bias forecasts and investors’ inferences about firms’ performance based on earnings forecasts.

Native to Germany, Anne attended the University of Stuttgart and the University of Wales, Swansea, prior to moving to the U.S. for her doctoral studies. She received her PhD in Accounting from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Anne maintains a love for the outdoors, running, and travel.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2006
  • Diplom Kauffrau, University of Stuttgart, 2001

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University, 2014
  • MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, GSB Stanford University, 2013
  • German National Academic Foundation, 1997-2001

Publications

Journal Articles

Anne Beyer, Ilan Guttman. Journal of Accounting Research. 2012, Vol. 50, Issue 5, Pages 1141–1177.
Jeremy Bertomeu, Anne Beyer, Ronald A. Dye. The Accounting Review. 2011, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pages 857-886.
Anne Beyer, Ilan Guttman. The Accounting Review. 2011, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pages 451-481.
Anne Beyer, Daniel Cohen, Thomas Lys, Beverly Walther. Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2010, Vol. 50, Issue 2–3, Pages 296–343.
Anne Beyer. The Accounting Review. 2009, Vol. 84, Issue 6, Pages 1713-1747.
Anne Beyer. Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2008, Vol. 46, Issue 2-3, Pages 334–348.
Anne Beyer, Sri S. Sridhar. Journal of Accounting Research. 2006, Vol. 44, Issue 1, Pages 29-51.

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

Financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. The objective of this course...

2013-14

Financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. The objective of this course...

2012-13

In general terms, financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. In the...

2011-12

In general terms, financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. In the...

2010-11

In general terms, financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. In the...

This course covers the foundations of finance with an emphasis on applications that are vital for corporate managers. We will discuss many of the major financial decisions made by corporate managers, both within the firm and in their interactions...

Service to the Profession

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics