John D. Kepler
Assistant Professor of Accounting
- Financial Reporting
- Governance and Incentives
- Law and Economics
John Kepler joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2019. He studies the interrelated nature that firms’ explicit and implicit contracts play in shaping firms’ financial reporting and corporate governance practices. His recent work has examined the role of executive bonus plans in facilitating cooperation among management team members. Other work examines how corporate insiders exploit their private information advantage about corporate audit findings for personal gain.
Professor Kepler received his PhD in Accounting from the the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Accounting and Finance from the Foster School of Business of the University of Washington. Prior to his studies at Wharton, he worked in Financial Planning and Analysis for Nordstrom in Seattle, Washington.
- PhD, Accounting, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
- BA, Accounting and Finance, University of Washington, 2011
- Assistant Professor of Accounting, Stanford GSB, 2019–present
- Financial Analyst, Nordstrom, 2013–2014
- Project Engineer, Abbott Construction, 2011–2013
Awards and Honors
- Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar for 2020–21