William H. Beaver

Stanford University

Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting

655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305-5015

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

The Relevance of the Value Relevance Literature For Financial Accounting Standard Setting: Another View

JAE Rochester Conference April 2000
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Nov 2000
Mary E. Barth, William H. Beaver and Wayne R. Landsman
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Citation 159

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The Relevance of the Value Relevance Literature for Financial Accounting Standard Setting: Another View

Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 31, Nos. 1-3, September 2001
Posted: 25 Oct 2001
Mary E. Barth, William H. Beaver and Wayne R. Landsman
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Value relevance

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Accruals, Cash Flow and Equity Values

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Mar 1999
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Citation 83

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Accruals, Cash Flow and Equity Values

Review of Accounting Studies
Posted: 13 Sep 1999
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Have Financial Statements Become Less Informative? Evidence from the Ability of Financial Ratios to Predict Bankruptcy

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Feb 2005
William H. Beaver, Maureen F. McNichols and Jung-Wu Rhie
Stanford University, Stanford University and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business (Deceased)
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Citation 40

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Bankruptcy, accounting information, financial ratios

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Accruals, Accounting-Based Valuation Models, and the Prediction of Equity Values

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 May 2004
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Citation 31

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Accruals, Valuation, Out-of-sample prediction

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An Alternative Interpretation of the Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Jan 2004
William H. Beaver, Maureen F. McNichols and Karen K. Nelson
Stanford University, Stanford University and Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting
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Citation 57

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earnings management, earnings distributions, conservatism, taxes

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Constraints on Accrual Components of Earnings in Equity Valuation

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Aug 2002
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Citation 2

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Do Firms Issuing Equity Manage their Earnings? Evidence from the Property-Casualty Insurance Industry

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jan 2000
William H. Beaver, Maureen F. McNichols and Karen K. Nelson
Stanford University, Stanford University and Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting
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Management of the Loss Reserve Accrual and the Distribution of Earnings in the Property-Casualty Insurance Industry

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Nov 2000
William H. Beaver, Maureen F. McNichols and Karen K. Nelson
Stanford University, Stanford University and Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting
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Citation 38

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Earnings management, losses, discretionary accruals, property-casualty insurance

Differential Properties in the Ratings of Certified vs. Non-Certified Bond Rating Agencies

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Sep 2004
William H. Beaver, Catherine Shakespeare and Mark T. Soliman
Stanford University, University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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Citation 38

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Bond Ratings, Information Intermediaries, Contracting, NRSRO

Differential Properties in the Ratings of Certified vs. Non-Certified Bond Rating Agencies

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE),Vol. 42, No. 3, pgs. 303-334, 2006
Posted: 28 Aug 2006
William H. Beaver, Catherine Shakespeare and Mark T. Soliman
Stanford University, University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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Bond Ratings, Information Intermediaries, Contracting, NRSRO

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Asymmetry in Earnings Timeliness and Persistence: A Simultaneous Equations Approach

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
William H. Beaver, Wayne R. Landsman and Edward L. Owens
Stanford University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Emory University - Department of Accounting
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Citation 7

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Conservatism, Earnings Persistence, Returns-Earnings Relation

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Have Changes in Financial Reporting Attributes Impaired the Ability of Financial Ratios to Assess Distress Risk?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance Working Paper No. 13
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 12 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2010
William H. Beaver, Maria M. Correia and Maureen F. McNichols
Stanford University, London School of Economics and Political Science and Stanford University
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bankruptcy, accounting information, financial ratios

Delisting Returns and Their Effect on Accounting-Based Market Anomalies

Rock Center for Corporate Governance Working Paper No. 18
, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 43, pp. 341-368, 2007
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2009
Stanford University, Stanford University and University of Oklahoma
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Citation 33

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Delisting Returns, Anomalies, Market Efficiency, Accrual Anomaly, Trading Strategy

Delisting Returns and Their Effect on Accounting-Based Market Anomalies

Journal of Accounting and Economics (JAE) 43, issues 2+3, July 2007, 341-368
Posted: 25 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2009
Stanford University, Stanford University and University of Oklahoma

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Delisting Returns, Anomalies, Market Efficiency, Accrual Anomaly, Trading Strategy

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Differential Pricing of Discretionary, Nondiscretionary and Noise Components of Loan Fair Values

July 1999
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Feb 1999
William H. Beaver and Mohan Venkatachalam
Stanford University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Citation 5

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Risky Debt, Mixed-Attribute Accounting, and the Identification of Conditional Conservatism

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Sep 2009
William H. Beaver and Stephen G. Ryan
Stanford University and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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Citation 5

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risky debt, mixed-attribute accounting, conditional conservatism, asymmetry

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The Costs and Benefits of Long-Short Investing: A Perspective on the Market Efficiency Literature

Journal of Accounting Literature, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2016
Stanford University, Stanford University and University of Oklahoma
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Accounting-Based Anomalies; Long-Short Strategies; Short Selling; Market Efficiency; Sharpe Ratio; Short Interest Rebates

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Bankruptcy in Groups

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 15-48
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2016
Stanford University, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Stanford University
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Bankruptcy, Credit risk, Business groups, Subsidiaries, Veil piercing, Related-party transactions, Regulation

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The Effects of CDS Trading on Information Asymmetry in Syndicated Loans

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2017
Columbia Business School - Accounting, Business Law & Taxation, Stanford University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Emory University
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CDS, Syndicated loans, Adverse selection, Moral hazard, Information asymmetry

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The Impact of Analysts' Forecast Errors and Forecast Revisions on Stock Prices

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 35, Issue 5-6, pp. 709-740, June/July 2008
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Utah
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Group Affiliation and Default Prediction

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-46
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 12 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
Stanford University, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Stanford University
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Default prediction, Business groups, Consolidation, Financial reporting transparency, Credit spreads

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The Information Content of Earnings Announcements: New Insights on Intertemporal and Cross-Sectional Behavior

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-40, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 221
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2017
William H. Beaver, Maureen F. McNichols and Zach Zhiguang Wang
Stanford University, Stanford University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Citation 1

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capital markets; earnings announcements; information content; return volatility

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Biases and Lags in Book Value and their Effects on the Ability of the Book-to-Market Ratio to Predict Book Return on Equity

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol 38, Spring 2000
Posted: 29 Nov 1999
William H. Beaver and Stephen G. Ryan
Stanford University and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

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The Characteristics and Valuation of Loss Reserves of Property Casualty Insurers

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol 3, Nos 1-2, 1998
Posted: 17 Sep 1999
William H. Beaver and Maureen F. McNichols
Stanford University and Stanford University

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Value-Relevance of Banks' Fair Value Disclosures Under SFAS 107

Posted: 08 Jul 1998
Mary E. Barth, William H. Beaver and Wayne R. Landsman
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Value-Relevance of Banks' Fair Value Disclosures Under SFAS No. 107

THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, Vol 71, No 4, October 1996
Posted: 19 May 1998
Mary E. Barth, William H. Beaver and Wayne R. Landsman
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Valuation Characteristics of Equity Book Value and Net Income: Tests of the Abandonment Option Hypothesis

Posted: 30 Sep 1996
Mary E. Barth, William H. Beaver and Wayne R. Landsman
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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The Information Content of Earnings and Prices: A Simultaneous Equations Approach

Posted: 04 Sep 1995
William H. Beaver, Mary Lea McAnally and Christopher H. Stinson
Stanford University, Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting

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