Topical Areas of Research
Fuqua’s faculty study a wide range of accounting topics.
|Properties of Accounting Numbers||Accounting & Asset Pricing||Accounting Standards||Compensation & Managerial Career Concerns|
|Katherine Schipper||Suresh Nallareddy||Katherine Schipper||Qi Chen|
|Xu Jiang||Katherine Schipper||Xu Jiang||John Heater|
|Bill Mayew||Qi Chen||Bill Mayew|
|Suresh Nallareddy||Mohan Venkatachalam||Rahul Vashishtha|
|Mohan Venkatachalam||Rahul Vashishtha||Youfei Xiao|
|Debt Contracting||Taxes||Financial Analysts||Real Effects of Information Disclosure|
|Rahul Vashishtha||Scott Dyreng||Bill Mayew||Rahul Vashishtha|
|Scott Dyreng||Youfei Xiao||Mohan Venkatachalam|
|Accounting & The Macro Economy||Firm Communication||Corporate Governance||Managerial Traits|
|Suresh Nallareddy||Bill Mayew||Youfei Xiao||John Heater|
|Mohan Venkatachalam||Mohan Venkatachalam||Mohan Venkatachalam|
Research Methods: Analytical
Analytical researchers model economic and accounting institutions with the goal of generating empirically testable propositions. Primary research questions of interest are the relation between accounting disclosures and security prices, undertaken within market equilibrium models, and the role of accounting information in mitigating incentive problems within firms, generally formulated within principal-agent models. Other economic models are employed as well. Analytical research demands high-level training in economic theory, statistics, and mathematics. Analytical accounting researchers on the Fuqua faculty: Qi Chen, Hao Xue, and Xu Jiang.
Research Methods: Empirical-archival
Empirical researchers rely on economic theory to study, among other things, the valuation implications of accounting disclosures, executive compensation and other corporate governance issues, and financial intermediary reporting choices and forecasting behavior. Empiricists use commercially available and proprietary databases to test hypotheses within a statistical framework and must be well-trained in economic theory and statistical methods. Empirical accounting researchers on the Fuqua faculty: Shane Dikolli, Scott Dyreng, John Heater, Bill Mayew, Suresh Nallareddy, Katherine Schipper, Rahul Vashishtha, Mohan Venkatachalam, and Youfei Xiao.
Please visit the faculty websites for more details on their current research.