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Thank you for visiting my research webpage. My name is Jeremy Bertomeu and I am an associate professor of accounting at Washington University in St Louis. Before joining Wash U, I was an associate professor at UCSD and an assistant professor at Baruch College, and a visiting scholar at Northwestern University.

Currently, I'm working on a few projects:

A. How uncertain is the market about managers' reporting objectives? Evidence from structural estimation, with E. Cheynel, E. Li and Y. Liang

An estimation of a generalized Fischer-Verrecchia (2000) with an application to estimating the noise caused by accounting manipulations.

B. Disclosure and Investor Inattention, with K. Hu and Y. Liu

In a model with rational inattention, the optimal allocation of attention implies an inverse U-shaped relationship between voluntary disclosure and attention; we also provide empirical evidence.

C. Accounting and the Financial Accelerator, with E. Cheynel

About the joint interaction of optimal accounting and the financial accelerator in general equilibrium after a shock to capital stock.

D. Using Machine Learning to Measure Conservatism, with E. Cheynel, Y. Liao and M. Milone

A characteristics-based measure of differential timeliness using non-linear fit in neural networks (click here to use online tool to compute your measure from any dataset, prepared by M. Milone).

E. Disclosure Paternalism

Why overly protective disclosure mandates can hurt investors in the long run.

Do you have a nice working or published paper? Contact me to be part of the weekly AES Zoom seminars to share ideas and obtain feedback (Fridays 10-11 PST).

I also participate to several research initiatives that, jointly with several colleagues, we hope will help disseminate theoretical research in accounting.

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