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I work on both empirical and modeling research in financial accounting, specifically on the role of accounting disclosures within the context of informed decision making. This includes analyizing the content of accounting disclosures and how people process that content. My empirical research examines the information conveyed by financial reports, and how investors use that information.
Effects of corporate governance and managerial optimism on accounting conservatism and manipulation (with Volker Laux)Management Science, Forthcoming (Abstract)
Strategic informed trades, diversification, and expected returns (with John Hughes and Jun Liu)
The Accounting Review, 90(5): 1811-1837 (Abstract, PDF)
The pricing effects of securities class action lawsuits and litigation insurance
2014, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 30(3): 493-532 (Abstract, PDF)
Inter-industry network structure and the cross-predictability of earnings and stock returns (with Daniel Aobdia and Bugra Ozel)
The value of identifying operating leases (With N. Bugra Ozel)
Working papers:Investor relations and the flow of information through investor networks
(April-2015, with Michael Minnis and Venky Nagar) (Abstract, PDF)
Reporting and non-reporting incentives in leasing: Evidence from the airline industry
(Oct-2014, with Daniel Aobdia)
Investor cost basis and takeover bids