Anne Beyer

Professor, Accounting
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Anne Beyer

The Staehelin Family Professor and Professor of Accounting

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Co-Director, Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

Research Statement

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.


Beyer is a professor of accounting at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2008–09 and 2010–13. She teaches the introductory class in financial accounting and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013.

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. Beyer 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

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2006

Awards and Honors

  • PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, Stanford GSB, 2021
  • R. Michael Shanahan Faculty Scholar, Stanford GSB, 2010–13, 2018–19
  • MSx Teaching Excellence Award, Stanford GSB, 2018
  • Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University, 2014
  • MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, Stanford GSB, 2013
  • German National Academic Foundation, 1997–2001


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Service to the Profession

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics

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