E. (Erik) Peek

Endowed Professor
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Finance & Accounting
Affiliated since 2010

Erik Peek is Professor of Business Analysis & Valuation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Professor Peek conducts research in the areas of financial analysis, accounting and valuation, earnings forecasting, and international financial accounting.

He has published articles in major academic journals including, among others, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, the Journal of International Accounting Research, and the European Accounting Review, and is the co-author of the textbook Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS Edition.

Prior to joining RSM, Professor Peek was an associate professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He has been a visiting associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He received his doctorate from VU University Amsterdam in 2001 and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2002.

He teaches courses in financial analysis.

  • K. Palepu, P. Healy & E. Peek (2016). Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS Edition. Andover: Cengage Learning
  • E. Peek (2001, juni 19). Discretion in Financial Reporting and Properties of Analysts¿ Earnings Forecasts. VU University Amsterdam Prom./coprom.: Prof Dr. J. Klaassen & Prof.Dr. R. Vergoossen.
Karin Engelmann

Research in accounting

Xanthi Gkougkousi

Empirical Studies in Financial Accounting

Dennis Jullens


Research in Accounting

During the past decade-plus, capital market crashes and financial scandals around the world have harshly shown the importance of corporate financial transparency. Companies that fail to clearly communicate with investors on their investments, financial position, and financial performance likely face increased difficulty accessing external financing or an increased cost of financing. Companies that do not report transparently internally may stimulate managers to behave opportunistically by managing earnings and acting myopically. Accounting is the research discipline that examines the role of accounting information in companies´ communications, both externally and internally. Outside providers of financing such as banks and equity investors, as well as top and middle managers, use accounting information for decision making and control purposes. The objective of this Ph.D. project is to identify and analyze innovative research questions in the area of accounting. The expectation is that these questions will be examined using archival (quantitative, database-based) and/or experimental research methods. The structure of this Ph.D project will be as follows. During the first year, the Ph.D student will receive high-quality training in accounting (and finance) research as well as (applied) econometric methods. At the end of the first year, the student will have developed a first proposal for three empirical studies, having much independence in selecting a research focus. During the following three years, these studies will be carried out and gradually developed into three working papers that are potentially publishable in high-quality academic journals. Especially during the early stages of the project, the Ph.D. student will intensively cooperate with the members of the supervisory team.

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Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T08-04
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
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Latest publication

K. Palepu, P. Healy & E. Peek (2016). Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS Edition. Andover: Cengage Learning