Joseph Piotroski is a Professor of Accounting at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a Senior Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER). Professor Piotroski was also the inaugural Center for Global Business and the Economy Research Fellow at the GSB. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford in 2007, Professor Piotroski was an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business (1999-2007).
Professor Piotroski’s research focuses on the economic impact of different financial reporting and governance practices around the world, and on how capital market participants use financial accounting information for valuation and investment purposes. Recent work focuses on the influence of legal, regulatory and political forces on transparency, corporate governance, and the efficiency of equity markets in international settings, most notably in the context of China.
Professor Piotroski has published research papers in numerous scholarly journals, including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Management Science. His research on value investing has been widely cited in the popular press, including Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Smart Money Magazine, Investors Business Daily, and Business Today (India), and highlighted on numerous investment-related websites. He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review, and Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting.
Professor Piotroski received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1999. He earned his MBA from Indiana University, BS from the University of Illinois, and worked as a tax consultant for Coopers and Lybrand in Chicago.