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Anne Beyer: 2013 Stanford MBA Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony

Biography

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Associate Professor of Accounting

Research Statement

Anne Beyer’s research interest is in the area of financial accounting with a focus on corporate disclosure, capital market prices, and corporate governance. Recent work has examined the properties of analyst and management earnings forecasts as well as investors’ reaction to different kinds of corporate disclosures.

Bio

Anne Beyer is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2008-2009 and 2010-2013. She teaches the introductory class in financial accounting and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013.

Anne’s research focuses on corporate disclosure, information economics and corporate governance. Her recent work examines the properties of financial analysts’ and management’s earnings forecasts, as well as investors’ reaction to earnings forecasts and other forms of corporate disclosures. This work includes studying managers’ and analysts’ incentives to bias forecasts and investors’ inferences about firms’ performance based on earnings forecasts.

Native to Germany, Anne attended the University of Stuttgart and the University of Wales, Swansea, prior to moving to the U.S. for her doctoral studies. She received her PhD in Accounting from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Anne maintains a love for the outdoors, running, and travel.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2006
  • Diplom Kauffrau, University of Stuttgart, 2001

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University, 2014
  • MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, GSB Stanford University, 2013
  • German National Academic Foundation, 1997-2001

Teaching

Degree Courses

2016-17

ACCT 219: MSx: Accounting

A characteristic of business is the extensive use of accounting data. The financial accounting course has the general objective of developing students'' understanding of the nature, scope, and limitations of accounting information. To achieve this...

ACCT 615: Selected Topics in Empirical Accounting Research

This course examines selected topics in accounting research. The course features several faculty who will each give a focused look at a given area, introduce students to important questions in that area, key papers in the related literature, and...

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Cases

Depreciation at Deutsche Lufthansa AG | A224 Anne Beyer, Jaclyn Foroughi2015

BreatheScreen Inc. Transaction Analysis and Financial Statements | A216 Madhav Rajan, Anne Beyer, Jaclyn Foroughi2014

The Farm Winery | A217 Madhav Rajan, Anne Beyer, Jaclyn Foroughi2014

Depreciation at Deutsche Lufthansa AG | A224 Anne Beyer, Jaclyn Foroughi2015

BreatheScreen Inc. Transaction Analysis and Financial Statements | A216 Madhav Rajan, Anne Beyer, Jaclyn Foroughi2014

The Farm Winery | A217 Madhav Rajan, Anne Beyer, Jaclyn Foroughi2014

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