Brandon Gipper

Brandon Gipper
Assistant Professor, Accounting
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MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar for 2018-2019
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Research Interests

  • Executive Compensation
  • Disclosure
  • Auditing
  • Auditing Regulation


Brandon Gipper completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2016. He earned a B.S. 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

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2016-present

Professional Experience

  • Associate Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Awards and Honors

  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar, 2018-2019
  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar, 2017-2018


Journal Articles

Brandon Gipper, Brett J. Lombardi, Douglas J. Skinner. Australian Journal of Management. 2015, Vol. 38, Issue 3, Pages 523-551.

Working Papers

Fraudulent Financial Reporting and the Consequences for Employees | PDF
Jung Ho Choi, Brandon Gipper, March 2019
On the Economics of Audit Partner Tenure and Rotation: Evidence from PCAOB Data | PDF
Brandon Gipper, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, August 2017
Banks as Tax Planning Intermediaries
Brandon Gipper, John Gallemore, Edward Maydew, June 2016
The Politics of Accounting Standard Setting: A Review of Empirical Research | PDF
Brandon Gipper, Brett1 Lombardi, Douglas J. Skinner, October 172013


Degree Courses


This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of current financial reporting issues through a detailed analysis and comparison of U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. The course will cover the development of...


Financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. The objective of this course...

School News

November 2, 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.