The Staehelin Family Professor of Accounting
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Beyer is The Staehelin Family Professor of Accounting at Stanford Graduate School of Business. After teaching the introductory class in financial accounting for many years, Beyer now teaches the elective Financial Management for Entrepreneurs, a course that aims to provide future CEOs and CFOs with the necessary tools for successfully managing financial aspects of entrepreneurial ventures. Beyer received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013, Stanford University’s Walter J. Gore Award in 2014, the MSx Teaching Excellence Award in 2018, and the PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award in 2021.
Beyer’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, Beyer 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.
- PhD, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2006
- Diplom Kauffrau, University of Stuttgart, 2001
- At Stanford University since 2006
Awards and Honors
- PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, Stanford GSB, 2021
- Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, Judge School of Business 2018 - current
- MSx Teaching Excellence Award, Stanford GSB, 2018
- R. Michael Shanahan Faculty Scholar, 2018-2019
- Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University, 2014
- MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, Stanford GSB, 2013
- R. Michael Shanahan Faculty Scholar, Stanford GSB, 2010–13, 2018–19
- German National Academic Foundation, 1997–2001
Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs
Stanford Case Studies
Service to the Profession
- Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics