Brandon Gipper

Associate Professor, Accounting
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Brandon Gipper

Associate Professor of Accounting

Academic Area:

Research Interests

  • Executive Compensation
  • Disclosure
  • Auditing
  • Auditing Regulation


Professor Gipper’s research examines the transparency, credibility, and effectiveness of companies’ financial and non-financial reporting and corporate governance mechanisms. His work investigates how various auditing, regulatory, and disclosure practices impact the behavior and decision-making of firms, auditors, investors, and other stakeholders, aiming to uncover the interplay between regulatory oversight, reporting quality, and economic outcomes. Professor Gipper’s research explores areas such as financial statement auditing, ESG assurance, executive compensation, and the consequences of financial fraud. His research seeks to provide comprehensive insights into how robust reporting practices and regulations can foster more reliable and trustworthy capital markets and also improve outcomes for other stakeholders of companies, such as employees or local communities.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Accounting, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Master in Accounting, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 2009
  • BS in Economics and Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2008

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Stanford GSB, 2020–present
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2016–2020

Professional Experience

  • Associate Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Awards and Honors

  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar for 2019–2020
  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar, 2018–2019
  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar, 2017–2018


Journal Articles

Jung Ho Choi, Brandon Gipper
Journal of Accounting and Economics
January 2024
Jung Ho Choi, Brandon Gipper, Sara Malik
Journal of Accounting Research
September 2023 Vol. 61 Issue 4 Pages 1109–1158
Brandon Gipper, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz
Accounting Review
March 2021 Vol. 96 Issue 2 Pages 303–331
Brandon Gipper
Journal of Accounting and Economics
February 2021 Vol. 71 Issue 1
Brandon Gipper, Christian Leuz, Mark Maffett
The Review of Financial Studies
October 2020 Vol. 33 Issue 10 Pages 4532–4579
John Gallemore, Brandon Gipper, Edward Maydew
Journal of Accounting Research
March 2019 Vol. 57 Issue 1 Pages 169-209
Brandon Gipper, Brett J. Lombardi, Douglas J. Skinner
Australian Journal of Management
2015 Vol. 38 Issue 3 Pages 523-551

Working Papers

Brandon Gipper, Laura Lingyu Gu, Jinhwan Kim, Suzie Noh February 2024
Brandon Gipper, Brett1 Lombardi, Douglas J. Skinner October 17, 2013

Stanford Case Studies

Brandon Gipper, Jaclyn Foroughi

Insights by Stanford Business

June 12, 2024
Unexpected news about a company’s profits can have a big impact on people who live near its HQ.
July 06, 2023
Employees may not understand complex financial reports. But they know when their jobs could be at risk.
March 19, 2021
When companies shut down because of executive malfeasance, bottom-tier workers suffer most — especially when it comes to future earnings.
February 08, 2021
Cash and equity incentives promote individual and collective performance benefits, new research finds.

School News

November 02, 2016
This fall, the Stanford Graduate School of Business welcomed six new professors — including the 2016 winner of the prestigious John Bates Clark award, Yuliy Sannikov — and 11 lecturers.