Ryan T. Ball

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

701 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI MI 48109

United States

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“  My primary research focuses on understanding how high-frequency economic activities affect and are affected by low-frequency accounting information using a mixed-data sampling framework. I have applied this framework across a number of research topics including shareholder taxation, earnings recognition timeliness, real-time forecasts of corporate earnings, aspirational performance evaluation, and aggregate earnings as a macroeconomic leading indicator. My other research examines the debt-contracting role of accounting information.  ”

Scholarly Papers (11)

Dissecting Earnings Recognition Timeliness

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 11-18
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 21 May 2013
Ryan T. Ball and Peter D. Easton
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame - Department of Accountancy
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Dissecting Earnings Recognition Timeliness

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 51, No. 5, 2013
Posted: 28 Nov 2013
Ryan T. Ball and Peter D. Easton
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame - Department of Accountancy

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Discussion of ‘Why Do EPS Forecast Error and Dispersion Not Vary with Scale? Implications for Analyst and Managerial Behavior’

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming, Chicago Booth Accounting Research Center Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Ryan T. Ball
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
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Analyst Forecast, Forecast Error, Dispersion, Price Deflation

The Debt Contracting Value of Accounting Information and Loan Syndicate Structure

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Sep 2006
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School
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Syndicate Structure, Performance Pricing, Performance Measures, Debt Contracting, Syndicated Loans, Earnings Quality

The Debt Contracting Value of Accounting Information and Loan Syndicate Structure

Journal of Accounting Research, May 2008
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 May 2008
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School
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Syndicate Structure, Performance Pricing, Performance Measures, Debt Contracting, Syndicated Loans, Earnings Quality

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Equity Cross-Listings in the U.S. and the Price of Debt

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 274/2010, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2017
Ryan T. Ball, Luzi Hail and Florin P. Vasvari
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and London Business School
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Corporate governance, Bonding hypothesis, Debt financing, Disclosure, Law and finance, International accounting

Automated Earnings Forecasts: Beat Analysts or Combine and Conquer?

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 May 2017
Ryan T. Ball and Eric Ghysels
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Automated Earnings Forecasts:- Beat Analysts or Combine and Conquer?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12179
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Ryan T. Ball and Eric Ghysels
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Does Anticipated Information Impose a Cost on Risk-Averse Investors? A Test of the Hirshleifer Effect

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2012
Ryan T. Ball
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
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An Empirical Examination of Horizon: Evidence from the Term Structure of Implied Equity Volatilities

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1223
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2014
Ryan T. Ball and Jonathan A. Milian
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Florida International University (FIU)
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corporate disclosure, short-term focus, earnings guidance, uncertainty, horizon

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Can We Automate Earnings Forecasts and Beat Analysts?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10186
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Oct 2014
Ryan T. Ball, Eric Ghysels and Huan Zhou
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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forecast combination, MIDAS regression, real-time data

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Tilting the Evidence: The Role of Firm-Level Earnings Attributes in the Relation between Aggregated Earnings and Gross Domestic Product

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 May 2018 Last Revised: 23 May 2018
Ryan T. Ball, Lindsey A. Gallo and Eric Ghysels
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Information Imprecision and Investors’ Sensitivity to Credit Rating Changes

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 May 2018
Ryan T. Ball and Christine Cuny
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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Information Imprecision, CDS Spreads, Credit Ratings

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Does It Pay to 'Be Like Mike'? Aspirational Peer Firms and Relative Performance Evaluation

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 May 2017 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2018
Ryan T. Ball, Jonathan Bonham and Thomas Hemmer
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
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aspirational peer groups, relative performance evaluation, performance correlation