Research in financial reporting and valuation
This PhD project focuses on the role of financial reporting in capital markets and corporate valuation. Financial reporting is essential in today’s capital markets and helps resolve important information and incentive problems. The recent financial crisis and the ongoing incidence of financial reporting scandals highlight the critical role of corporate transparency. The international convergence of accounting standards and the ongoing debate about whether the U.S. should move to international accounting standards further highlight the importance of academic research in this area. Markets-based accounting research aims at understanding the role of financial information production and disclosure in markets, its use by key stakeholders such as investors, creditors, and analysts, and determining firms’ fundamental valuations.
During the course of the four-year PhD project, the PhD student receives extensive training in accounting, finance, and econometrics during the first year (tailored to the student’s prior training). At the end of the first year, the PhD student is expected to have completed a research proposal containing a broad outline of the projects to be conducted during the remaining three years. During these years, the PhD student is expected to complete three empirical studies which are sufficiently developed for submission to top-tier journals in the field. Afterwards, the aim is that the PhD student is sufficiently trained and his/her projects are sufficiently well developed such that he/she will have good prospects on the international (academic) job market.
- Financial reporting, disclosure, transparency, financial statement analysis, valuation, capital markets, accounting and finance.
- Time frame
- 2017 -
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
3000 DR Rotterdam