Iván Marinovic

Iván Marinovic
Associate Professor, Accounting
Contact Info
On leave until March 2021.
Robert and Marilyn Jaedicke Faculty Scholar for 2020–2021
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Research Statement

Professor Iván Marinovic's research is in the area of applications of Information Economics in accounting and finance. In particular, his recent research focuses on issues of disclosure, earnings management and optimal standards.


Iván Marinovic joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2011. Before joining the Stanford GSB, he taught microeconomics in the Business Department of Universidad de los Andes, Chile. Professor Marinovic’s research focuses on applications of economics of information in accounting and finance. Professor Marinovic earned a BA degree in Economics and MA in Financial Economics, both in 2001, from the Catholic University of Chile. He also earned a Master’s degree in Economic Theory from the Toulouse School of Economics in 2007 and a PhD in Accounting, Information and Management from the Kellogg School of Management in 2011.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Accounting, Northwestern University, 2011
  • Master in Economic Theory, Toulouse School of Economics, 2007
  • Master in Financial Economics, Catholic University of Chile, 2001

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2016–present
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2011–2016
  • Lecturer of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, 2001–2005

Awards and Honors

  • Robert and Marilyn Jaedicke Faculty Scholar, 2019–2020
  • GSB Trust Faculty Scholar, 2016–2017


Journal Articles

Elizabeth Blankespoor, Ed deHaan, Iván Marinovic. Journal of Accounting & Economics. November 2020, Vol. 70, Issue 2–3.
Felipe Varas, Iván Marinovic, Andrzej Skrzypacz. Review of Economic Studies. November 2020, Vol. 87, Issue 6.
Anne Beyer, Ilan Guttman, Iván Marinovic. The Account Review. July 2019, Vol. 94, Issue 4, Pages 77-101.
Iván Marinovic, Felipe Varas. The Journal of Finance. March 18, 2019, Vol. 74, Issue 4, Pages 2011-2053.
Ilan Guttman, Iván Marinovic. Review of Accounting Studies. September 2018, Vol. 23, Issue 3, Pages 1005-1104.
Iván Marinovic. Management Science. July 2017, Vol. 63, Issue 7, Pages 2181-2196.
Iván Marinovic, Felipe Varas. RAND Journal of Economics. November 11, 2016, Vol. 47, Issue 4, Pages 822-856.
Jeremy Bertomeu, Iván Marinovic. The Accounting Review. January 2016, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pages 1-20.
Paul Ma, Iván Marinovic, Pinar Karaca-Mandic. JAMA Internal Medicine. July 27, 2015.
Iván Marinovic. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. February 10, 2015, Vol. 24, Issue 1, Pages 165-188.
Iván Marinovic, Sri S. Sridhar. Journal of Accounting and Economics . February 2015, Vol. 59, Issue 1, Pages 25-40.
Iván Marinovic. Review of Accounting Studies. September 2014, Vol. 19, Issue 3, Pages 1078-1085.
Anne Beyer, Iván Marinovic, Ilan Guttman. Journal of Accounting Research. September 2014, Vol. 52, Issue 4, Pages 817-847.
Iván Marinovic. RAND Journal of Economics. 2013, Vol. 44, Issue 1, Pages 145-167.
Iván Marinovic, Marco Ottaviani, Peter Sorensen. Handbook of Economic Forecasting. Elsevier, 2011, Vol. 2, Pages 690-720.

Book Chapters

Iván Marinovic, Marco Ottaviani, Peter Norman Sorensen. Prediction Markets: Theory and Applications. Routledge, 2011.

Working Papers

Debt Contracts in the Presence of Performance Manipulation | PDF
Ilan Guttman, Iván Marinovic, January 202017
Dynamic Certification, Reputation for Quality and Industry Standard | PDF
Iván Marinovic, Andrzej Skrzypacz, Felipe Varas, September 152016
How often do managers withhold information? | PDF
Iván Marinovic, December 12015
Cashing-In Credibility | PDF
Iván Marinovic, Felipe Varas, January 242014


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