Associate Professor of Accounting
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.
Anne Beyer is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2010-2011. She teaches the introductory class in financial accounting.
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.
PhD, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2006; Diplom Kauffrau, University of Stuttgart, 2001.
At Stanford since 2006.
- Voluntary Disclosure, Manipulation and Real Effects (joint with Ilan Guttman): Journal of Accounting Research, 2012
- Capital Structure, Cost of Capital, and Voluntary Disclosures (joint with Jeremy Bertomeu and Ronald A. Dye): The Accounting Review, 2011
- Reputation Management and the Disclosure of Earnings Forecasts: Review of Accounting Studies, 2010
- The Effect of Trading Volume on Analysts' Forecast Bias (joint with Ilan Guttman): The Accounting Review, 2011
- The Financial Reporting Environment: Review of the Recent Literature (joint with Danial Cohen, Thomas Lys and Beverly Walther): Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2010
- Effects of Multiple Clients on the Reliability of Audit Reports (joint with Sri S. Sridhar): Journal of Accounting Research, 2006
- Financial Analysts' Forecast Revisions and Managers' Reporting Behavior: Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2008
- Capital Market Prices, Management Forecasts, and Earnings Management: The Accounting Review, 2009
- Optimal Contracts with Performance Manipulation (joint with Ilan Guttman and Ivan Marinovic)
- Conservatism and Aggregation: The Effect on Cost of Equity Capital and the Efficiency of Debt Contracts
- ACCT 210: Financial Accounting
- Fellowship: German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
- Fellowship: Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
- U.S. Representative of the American Accounting Association: European Accounting Association's Doctoral Colloquium
- Eduard Nevin Prize of the European Business Management School: University of Wales Swansea
- Danert-Prize: University of Stuttgart