David F. Larcker

Professor Emeritus, Accounting

David F. Larcker

The James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting, Emeritus

Senior Faculty of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford
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Additional Administrative Titles

Director, Corporate Governance Research Initiative

Research Statement

David Larcker’s research focuses on executive compensation, corporate governance, and managerial accounting. His work examines the choice of performance measures and compensation contracts in organizations. He has current research projects on the valuation implications of corporate governance, the impact of proxy advisory firms on shareholder proxy voting and modeling the cost of executive stock options.

Bio

David is the director of the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior faculty of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. He was previously the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and professor of accounting and information systems at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in business from the University of Kansas and his BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. He received the Notable Contribution to Managerial Accounting Research in 2001.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Kansas, 1978
  • MS, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1974
  • BS, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1972

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Law (by courtesy), Stanford Law School, until 2020
  • James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2006–2020
  • Professor of Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2005–2006
  • Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1985–2005
  • Assistant Professor - Professor, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1978–1985

Awards and Honors

  • Winnick Family Faculty Fellow, Stanford GSB, 2013–2014
  • Notable Contribution to Managerial Accounting Research, 2001
  • PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, Stanford GSB, 2010

Publications

Journal Articles

Books

Working Papers

Teaching

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Service to the Profession

Member

  • Accounting, Organization and Society, 1996–present
  • American Accounting Association
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2002–present

Advisory Board

  • Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 2004–present

Corporate Governance

  • Internal Governance, Organization, & Processes Abstracts Advisory Board
  • Corporate Governance Network, SSRN, 2009–present

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