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


Brandon Gipper completed his PhD at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2016. He earned a BS in economics and mathematics and a master in accounting from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Gipper’s primary research focuses on empirical accounting topics, including the effects of disclosure on corporate governance, regulatory interaction in the audit industry, and accounting standard setting, as well as economic questions related to auditing, the firm’s information environment, and capital formation.

Academic Degrees

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

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

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.