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Asher Curtis

Associate Professor of Accounting
Herbert O. Whitten Endowed Professorship


PhD University of New South Wales (2007)
Mcom University of New South Wales (2003)
BCom University of New South Wales (2001)

Academic Expertise

financial accounting

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2012
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, Assistant Professor of Accounting, 2007–2012
University of New South Wales, School of Accounting, Lecturer in Accounting, 2003–2007
Associate Lecturer in Accounting, 2002–2003

Selected Publications

  1. Aggregate Margin Debt, Future Returns, and Accounting Fundamentals
    Journal Article:Burger M. & Curtis A., (2016). Contemporary Accounting Research,
  2. Investor attention and the pricing of earnings news
    Book:Curtis, A., Richardson V. and Schmardebeck, R., (2016). Handbook of Sentiment Analysis in Finance (Chapter 8), pp. 212-232.
  3. Historical Cost Measurement and the Use of DuPont Analysis by Market Participants
    Journal Article:Curtis, A., Lewis-Western, M. and Toynbee, S., (2015). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 20(3), pp. 1210-1245.
  4. An Analysis of the Implications of Discontinued Operations for Continuing Income
    Journal Article:Curtis, A., McVay, S. E., and Wolfe, M., (2014). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 33(2), pp. 190-201.
  5. Does Short-Selling Amplify Price Declines or Align Stocks with their Fundamentals?
    Journal Article:Curtis, A. and Fargher, N. L., (2014). Management Science, Vol. 60(9), pp. 2324-2340.
  6. Forecasting Sales: A Model and Some Evidence from the Retail Industry
    Journal Article:Curtis, A., Lundholm, R. J. and McVay, S. E, (2014). Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 31(2), pp. 581–608.
  7. The Disclosure of Non-GAAP Earnings Information in the Presence of Transitory Gains
    Journal Article:Curtis, A., McVay, S. E., and Whipple, B., (2014). The Accounting Review, Vol. 89(3), pp. 933-958.
  8. A Fundamental-Analysis-Based Test for Speculative Prices
    Journal Article:Curtis, A., (2012). The Accounting Review, Vol. 87(1), pp. 121–148.
  9. The Use of Earnings Forecasts in Stock Recommendations: Are Accurate Analysts More Consistent?
    Journal Article:Simon, A. and Curtis, A., (2011). Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 38(1-2), pp. 119–144.

Working Papers

Asher Curtis, Valerie Li and Paige Patrick (2016) “The Use of Adjusted Earnings in Performance Contracts.”
Asher Curtis and Robert Raney (2016) “Fair Value Estimates and Delayed Updating.”
Terrence Blackburne, Asher Curtis and Anna Elsila (2016) “Perceived Accounting Quality and the Information Content of Prior Insider Trades.”
Asher Curtis, Sarah McVay and Sara Toynbee (2016a) “Aggregate R&D Expenditures and Firm-Level Profitability of R&D.”
Adam Booker, Asher Curtis and Vernon Richardson (2016) “Bulls and Bears: Investor Disagreement and Trading Volume Following Earnings Announcements.”
Asher Curtis, Sarah McVay and Sara Toynbee (2016b) “R&D accounting and the tradeoff between exclusivity and uncertainty.”
Asher Curtis and Hyung Il Oh (2016) “The Measurement of Speculative Investing Activities and Aggregate Stock Returns.”