PhD Program

Recent PhD Graduates, Placement School, and Dissertations Titles

2020

  • Lisa Liu:  (Columbia Business School at Columbia University) – "Do Auditors Help Prevent Data Breaches?"
  • Miao Liu: (Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College) - “Assessing Human Information Processing in Lending Decisions: A Machine Learning Approach”
  • Johanna Shin: (The Analysis Group) -  “Institutional Investors as Information Suppliers: Evidence from Investment Conferences”

2019

  • Raphael Duguay (Yale School of Management at Yale University) – “The Economic Consequences of Financial Statement Audit Regulation in the Charitable Sector”
  • Sehwa Kim (Columbia Business School at Columbia University) – “Do Delays in Banks’ Loan Loss Provisioning Affect Economic Downturns? Evidence from the U.S. Housing Market”
  • Jinzhi Lu (College of Business at City University of Hong Kong) – “Limited Attention: Implications for Financial Reporting”
  • Anya Nakhmurina (Yale School of Management at Yale University) – “Does fiscal monitoring make better governments? Evidence from US municipalities”
  • Ling Yang (Smith School of Business at Queen’s University) -  “Why Was Loan Loss Provisioning Delayed During the 2008 Financial Crisis? An Information Quality-Based Explanation”

2018

  • Matthias Breuer (Columbia Business School at Columbia University) – “How Does Financial Reporting Regulation Affect Market-Wide Resource Allocation?”
  • Rachel Marie Geoffroy (Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University) – “Electronic Proxy Statements Dissemination and Shareholder Monitoring”
  • Oleg Kiriukhin (Cornerstone Research – NYC) – “Accruals Quality and Firm Value”

2017

  • Matthew Bloomfield (The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) - "Strategic Delegation and the Weaponization of Executive Pay: Evidence from Revenue-Based Performance Evaluation"
  • Jung Ho Choi (Stanford University Graduate School of Business) - "Accrual Accounting and Resource Allocation: A General Equilibrium Analysis"
  • Heemin Lee (Baruch College, CUNY, Zicklin School Of Business) - "Does the Threat of Whistleblowing Reduce Accounting Fraud?"
  • Brett Lombardi (Monash University) - "Financial Reporting and the Market Risk Premium"
  • Sorabh Tomar (Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business ) - "Firm Responses to Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting"

2016

  • Frank Zhou (The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) - “Disclosure Dynamics and Investor Learning”
  • Brandon Gipper (Stanford University Graduate School of Business) - “Assessing the Effects of Disclosing Management Compensation”

2015

  • Gerardo Perez Cavazos (Harvard Business School) - "Sharing private information with customers: Strategic default and lender learning"
  • Andrew Sutherland (MIT Sloan School of Management) - "The Economic Consequences of Borrower Information Sharing: Relationship Dynamics and Investment"

2014

  • Eric Floyd (Rice University) - "Transparency Regulation, Bargaining, and the Price of Healthcare"
  • Anne Heinrichs (Columbia University) - "Investors' Access to Corporate Management: A Field Experiment about 1-on-1 calls"
  • Zachary Kaplan (Washington University, St. Louis) - "Does Bundling Matter?"
  • Nan Li (University of Toronto) - "Labor Market Peer Firms"

2013

  • Christine Cuny (New York University Stern School of Business) - "Determinants of Municipal Disclosure and the Consequences of Dissemination" 
  • Joao Granja (MIT Sloan School of Management) - "Disclosure Regulation in the Commercial Banking Industry: Lessons from the National Banking Era" 
  • Catherine F. Lee (Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management) - "Corporate Lobbying and Financial Statements: Evidence from the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004"
  • Josh Madsen (University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management) - "Information Disclosures and Predictable Returns: The Resolution of Customer Momentum"

2012

  •  Meng Li (University of Texas at Dallas) - "Moral Hazard and Internal Discipline: Theory and Evidence"

2011

  • Anna Costello (MIT Sloan School of Management) - "Mitigating Incentive Conflicts in Inter-Firm Relationships: Evidence from Long-Term Supply Contracts"
  • Robert Davidson, MBA '11 (Georgetown University) - "Accounting Fraud: Booms, Busts, and Incentives to Perform"
  • Alon Kalay (Columbia University) - "Investor Sophistication, Disclosure and the Information Environment of the Firm"
  • Jonathan Milian, MBA '11 (Florida International University) - "An Empirical Examination of Disclosure Horizon: Evidence from the Term Structure of Implied Equity Volatilities"
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