prof.dr. E. (Erik) Peek

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Finance & Accounting
Affiliated since 2010

Erik Peek is Professor of Financial Reporting & 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.


  • Academic (8)
    • van Raak, JJF., Peek, E., Meuwissen, R., & Schelleman, C. (2020). The Effect of Audit Market Structure on Audit Quality and Audit Pricing in the Private-Client Market. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 47(3-4), 456-488.

    • Peek, E., Meuwissen, R., Moers, F., & Vanstraelen, A. (2013). Comparing Abnormal Accruals Estimates across Samples: An International Test. The European Accounting Review, 22(3), 533-572.

    • Peek, E., Cuijpers, RJR., & Buijink, WFJ. (2010). Creditors' and shareholders' reporting demands in public versus private Firms: Evidence from Europe. Contemporary Accounting Research, 27(1), 49-91.

    • Cuijpers, RJR., & Peek, E. (2010). Reporting frequency, information precision and private information acquisition. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 37(1/2), 27-59.

    • Peek, E. (2007). Discussion - An empirical analysis of CEO risk aversion and the propensity to smooth earnings volatility. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 22(2), 237-247.

    • Peek, E. (2005). The influence of accounting changes on financial analysts¿ forecast accuracy and forecasting superiority: Evidence from the Netherlands. The European Accounting Review, 14(2), 261-295.

    • Coppens, L., & Peek, E. (2005). An analysis of earnings management by European private firms. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 14(1), 1-17.

    • Peek, E. (2004). The use of discretionary provisions in earnings management: Evidence from the Netherlands. Journal of International Accounting Research, 3(2), 27-43.

  • Academic (1)
    • Hoogendoorn, M., & Peek, E. (1999). Stelselwijzigingen.

  • External (1)
    • Peek, E. (2001). Discretion in Financial Reporting and Properties of Analysts¿ Earnings Forecasts. [Doctoral Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. VU University Amsterdam.

  • Academic (1)
    • Deumes, R., Meuwissen, R., Peek, E., Schelleman, C., & Vanstraelen, A. (2010). The Value of Audit. Maastricht Accounting, Auditing and Information Management Center (MARC) - Maastricht University.

  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Henry van Beusichem
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2016
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Xanthi Gkougkousi
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2012
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Anastasios Elemes
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2015
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Philip Eskenazi
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2015
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Marcel Tuijn
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2020
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Sebastian Stirnkorb
  • Time frame: 2016 - 2021
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Pooyan Ghazizadeh
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2019
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Laura Maria Breuer
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Aljaž Sluga
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2021
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Daphni Lehmann
  • Time frame: 2022 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Jeroen Koenraadt
  • Time frame: 2017 - 2022
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jing Zhao
  • Time frame: 2020 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Masoud Mohebbi
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Mengfan Liu
  • Time frame: 2018 -

The significance of comprehensive corporate reporting, encompassing an emphasis on both financial and non-financial (Environmental, Social, and Governance - ESG, and sustainability) aspects, has recently been magnified. This expanded perspective recognizes that companies must transparently communicate not only their financial performance but also their adherence to ESG and sustainability principles, to maintain healthy relationships with investors and stakeholders and to stimulate managers to make societally optimal decisions. The Ph.D. project described aims to explore innovative research questions in the realm of accounting, extending its scope to include ESG and non-financial performance measurement and reporting. The research will employ archival and/or experimental research methods to analyze both financial and non-financial aspects of corporate performance measurement and reporting. The Ph.D. student will undergo rigorous training in accounting, finance, and applied econometric methods during the first year. Subsequently, the student will develop and conduct three empirical studies over the next four years, potentially culminating in working papers publishable in high-quality academic journals. While enjoying substantial independence, especially during the initial phases of the project, the Ph.D. student will collaborate intensively with the members of the supervisory team.

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