Course Detail

Empirical Research in Accounting (30902)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Christensen, Hans Costello, Anna Minnis, Michael Skinner, Douglas
  • Content
    This course is intended to (1) introduce students to empirical “capital markets” research; and (2) develop the ability of students to analyze the theory underlying a research paper, the nature of the research question addressed, and the data and research designs used to address the research question. Topics include the relation between earnings and stock prices and returns, earnings-related anomalies, analyst forecasts, accruals and accruals anomalies, earnings management, auditing and value relevance research.
    Format
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Ethics discussion/component

  • Prerequisites
    PhD students only (or with instructor permission). No non-Booth students.
    Restrictions
    • No non-Booth Students

    • PhD - students only

  • Materials
    There is an extensive reading list of published and unpublished research papers.
    Resources
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Based on a take home exam, class participation, and in-class presentations. No provisional grades. No auditors.
    Grades
    • Graded attendance/participation

    Assessment & Testing
    • Final exam (take home)

    Restrictions
    • No auditors

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Spring 2022Section: 30902-50T 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper Center3A - Seminar RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: February 22 2022