Professor Elizabeth Blankespoor’s research broadly focuses on financial reporting and corporate disclosure. Within this area, her recent work examines the determinants of corporate disclosure and the role of information processing costs, the impact of changes in information technology on the flow of financial information, and the use of fair values in financial reporting.
Elizabeth Blankespoor joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2012. Her research focuses on the determinants of financial reporting and corporate disclosure choice, as well as the implications of these choices for capital market participants, regulators, and the flow of financial information. Her recent work examines the role of information processing costs in firm disclosure choice, the impact of changes in information technology on financial information flow, and the use of fair values in financial reporting.
Professor Blankespoor received her PhD in Accounting from the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate studies at the University of Michigan, she was a Senior Auditor with Ernst and Young in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also earned a BA in Accounting and Information Systems from Dordt College and a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Utah.
PhD in Accounting, University of Michigan, 2012; MAcc in Accounting and Information Systems, University of Utah, 2007; B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems, Dordt College, 2003; CPA, State of California (Inactive), 2006.
At Stanford since 2012. Graduate Teaching Assistant and Tutor, University of Michigan (2010-2011) Executive MBA Financial Statement Analysis Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan (2007-2011) Instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Utah (2006-2007) Senior Auditor, Ernst & Young, Salt Lake City, UT (2004-2006)
- Fair Value Accounting for Financial Instruments: Does it Improve the Association between Bank Leverage and Credit Risk?" (with Thomas J. Linsmeier, Kathy Petroni and Catherine Shakespeare): The Accounting Review, forthcoming, 2013
- "Dissemination, Direct-Access Information Technology and Information Asymmetry" (with Gregory S. Miller and Hal D. White), 2013
- "Initial Evidence on the Market Impact of the XBRL Mandate (with Brian Miller and Hal White), 2012
- "The Impact of Information Processing Costs on Firm Disclosure Choice: Evidence from the XBRL Mandate," 2013
- ACCT 311: Global Financial Reporting