Joseph Weber

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Assistant Professor

100 Main Street

E62-416

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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1.

The Role of Information and Financial Reporting in Corporate Governance and Debt Contracting

Number of pages: 174 Posted: 21 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2011
Chris Armstrong, Wayne R. Guay and Joseph Weber
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 2,724 (4,255)
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financial accounting, corporate governance, board structure, contracting, executive compensation, debt contracts, informal contracts

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Determinants of the Informativeness of Analyst Research

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4243-02
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Apr 2002
Richard M. Frankel, S.P. Kothari and Joseph Weber
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,944 (7,506)
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Analyst, Forecast, Analyst Forecast, Earnings Forecast, Informativeness, Market Efficiency

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Motives for Early Revenue Recognition: Evidence from Sec Staff Accounting Bulletin (Sab) 101

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jan 2003
Villanova University - Accountancy, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,642 (9,946)
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revenue recognition, earnings management, earnings benchmarks, financial reporting

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The Role of Information and Financial Reporting in Corporate Governance: A Review of the Evidence and the Implications for Banking Firms and the Financial Services Industry

Economic Policy Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Jun 2015
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Independent and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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financial accounting; corporate governance; board structure; contracting; executive compensation; informal contracts; financial institutions; information asymmetry; corporate transparency

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The Role of Financial Reporting and Transparency in Corporate Governance

Economic Policy Review, Issue Aug, pp. 107-128, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2017
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Independent and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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financial accounting, corporate governance, board structure, contracting, executive compensation, informal contracts, financial institutions, information asymmetry, corporate transparency

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The Importance of Accounting Discretion in Mandatory Accounting Changes: An Examination of the Adoption of SFAS 142

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Feb 2005
Anne Beatty and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,202 (16,319)
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earnings management, accounting choice, mandatory accounting changes, goodwill, mergers and acquisitions, FASB, positive accounting

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Conservatism and Debt

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2008
Anne Beatty, Joseph Weber and Jeff Jiewei Yu
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Arizona
Downloads 1,186 (16,335)
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Conservatism, Covenants, Debt Contracting

Conservatism and Debt

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Posted: 23 Jun 2008
Anne Beatty, Jeff Jiewei Yu and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, University of Arizona and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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The Role and Characteristics of Accounting-Based Performance Pricing in Private Debt Contracts

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Aug 2002
Ilia D. Dichev, Anne Beatty and Joseph Weber
Emory University - Department of Accounting, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,170 (17,003)
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performance pricing, bank debt, accounting ratios, debt/EBITDA

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Performance Pricing in Debt Contracts

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Jan 2001
Anne Beatty and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,043 (20,152)
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accounting, debt, leverage, performance, prcing, interest rate, default, accounting choice, Watts, Zimmerman, earnings management, earnings, efficient contracting, contracting, positive accounting

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An Analysis of the Accounting Errors that Arise During the Transition to IFRS

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Feb 2011
University of Technology, Sydney - School of Accounting, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - School of Accounting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Technology Sydney, Accounting Discipline Group
Downloads 953 (23,052)
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IFRS, errors, fraud, auditing, cost of capital

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Performance Pricing in Bank Debt Contracts

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Sep 2004
Paul Asquith, Anne Beatty and Joseph Weber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Economics, Finance, Accounting (EFA), Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 923 (24,164)
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Accounting choice, leverage, performace, pricing, interest rate, earnings management, accounting, debt, default, earnings, efficient contracting, positive accounting

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An Empirical Investigation of Pre-Earnings Announcement Quiet Periods

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Apr 2002
Richard M. Frankel, Peter R. Joos and Joseph Weber
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, INSEAD and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 747 (32,499)
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Shareholder Wealth Effects of Pooling-of-Interests Accounting: Evidence from the Sec's Restriction on Share Repurchases Following Pooling Transactions

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Nov 2000
Joseph Weber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 723 (33,480)
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Pooling-of-interest, SEC, FASB, Regulation, Share repurchases, Mergers, Acquisitions, Tradeoff, Event study, Accounting

Shareholder Wealth Effects of Pooling-of-Interests Accounting: Evidence from the Sec's Restriction on Share Repurchases Following Pooling Transactions

Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 39-57, February 2004
Posted: 01 Dec 2003
Joseph Weber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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pooling-of-interest, SEC, FASB, regulation, share repurchases, mergers, acquisitions, tradeoff, event study, accounting

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Do Voting Rights Matter?: Evidence from the Adoption of Equity-Based Compensation Plans

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4442-03
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Oct 2003
University of Illinois at Chicago, INSEAD and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 633 (40,613)
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voting rights, corporate governance, regulation, SEC, transparency, accounting, agency theory, stock options, equity based compensation, incomplete contracts, governance

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Redacted Disclosure

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jan 2006
Joseph Weber and Robert E. Verrecchia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department
Downloads 632 (40,807)
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disclosure, cost of capital, bid ask spread, share turnover, depth

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Financial Reporting Quality, Private Information, Monitoring and the Lease-Versus-Buy Decision

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Nov 2009
Anne Beatty, Scott Liao and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 615 (42,200)
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financial reporting quality; private information; monitoring; lease-versus-buy

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Do Strict Regulators Increase the Transparency of the Banks?

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2018
Anna M. Costello, Joao Granja and Joseph Weber
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 609 (42,751)
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Banking, Accounting Transparency, Regulatory Forbearance

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The Importance of Excluding Accounting Changes from the Calculation of Debt Covenant Compliance

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 May 2000
Anne Beatty, K. Ramesh and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, Rice University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 590 (44,615)
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The Effect of Private Information and Monitoring on the Role of Accounting Quality in Investment Decisions

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Nov 2009
Anne Beatty, Scott Liao and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 567 (46,964)

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Private information, Monitoring, Accounting Quality, Investment

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Voluntary and Mandatory Disclosures: Do Managers View Them as Substitutes?

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2019
Suzie Noh, Eric C. So and Joseph Weber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 534 (50,760)
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The Influence of Elections on the Accounting Choices of Governmental Entities

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2012
Reining Petacchi, Nolan Kido and Joseph Weber
Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law, University of Hawaii - Shidler College of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 533 (50,760)
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Direct Evidence on the Informational Properties of Earnings in Loan Contracts

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 02 May 2017
Scott Dyreng, Rahul Vashishtha and Joseph Weber
Duke University - Accounting, Duke University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 474 (58,252)
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earnings properties, debt contracts, cash flow prediction, conservatism

Direct Evidence on the Informational Properties of Earnings in Loan Contracts

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2017
Posted: 15 Sep 2017
Scott Dyreng, Rahul Vashishtha and Joseph Weber
Duke University - Accounting, Duke University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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earnings properties; debt contracts; cash flow prediction; conservatism

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What If Auditing Was Not 'Low-Margin Business'? Auditors and Their IPO Clients as a Natural Experiment

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4508-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Aug 2004
University of Texas at Arlington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting
Downloads 474 (58,882)
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Auditing, Litigation, Litigation risk, Abnormal accruals, Audit fees, Earnings management, Initial public offerings

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Public Pension Accounting Rules and Economic Outcomes

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 11 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2015
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 459 (61,316)
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When and Why Do IPO Firms Manage Earnings?

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2017
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting, The Ohio State University, University of Arizona - Eller College of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 399 (72,551)
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Earnings management, IPO, IPO lockup, abnormal accruals

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Consequences of State Balanced Budget Restrictions: Fiscal Constraints or Accounting Manipulations?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2014
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 310 (96,749)
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Do Rating Agencies Benefit From Providing Higher Ratings? Evidence From the Consequences of Municipal Bond Ratings Recalibration

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3070712
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2019
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Rating agencies, Municipal bonds, Conflicts of interest

Do Rating Agencies Benefit from Providing Higher Ratings? Evidence from the Consequences of Municipal Bond Ratings Recalibration

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2019, Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3406272
Posted: 24 Jun 2019
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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credit rating; rating agency; municipal debt; issuer-pay model; conflicts of interest

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Evidence on the Determinants and Economic Consequences of Delegated Monitoring

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Anne Beatty, Scott Liao and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 149 (195,520)
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cross monitoring, cross-acceleration provisions, debt covenants, accounting quality

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How Do Auditors Behave During Periods of Market Euphoria? The Case of Internet IPOs

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Oct 2012
University of Miami, Texas A&M University - Mays Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting
Downloads 117 (236,233)

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Do Strict Regulators Increase the Transparency of Banks?

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2019
Posted: 03 Jul 2019
Anna M. Costello, Joao Granja and Joseph Weber
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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banking; accounting transparency; regulation; regulatory enforcement; accounting restatements

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The Cost of Implementing New Accounting Standards: The Case of IFRS Adoption in Australia

Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2016
Posted: 05 Nov 2016
University of Technology, Sydney - School of Accounting, University of Technology, Sydney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Technology Sydney, Accounting Discipline Group

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Accounting standards, audit fees, IFRS, implementation errors, information asymmetry, learning

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The Effects of Debt Contracting on Voluntary Accounting Method Changes

Accounting Review, January 2003
Posted: 04 Nov 2002
Anne Beatty and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Accounting Choice, Debt Contracting, Debt Covenants, Performance Pricing, Dividend Restrictions

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The Importance of Accounting Changes in Debt Contracts: The Cost of Flexibility in Covenant Calculations

Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 33, No. 2, April 2002
Posted: 11 Feb 2002
Anne Beatty, K. Ramesh and Joseph Weber
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems, Rice University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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