Anne Beyer

Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: (650) 736-0605


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Academic Areas: 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.

Academic Degrees

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

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2006.

Selected Publications

Working Papers

  • 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

Courses Taught


  • 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