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Darren Bernard

Curriculum vitae:

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195

Darren Bernard

Associate Professor of Accounting
John B. and Delores L. Fery Faculty Fellow
Accounting Area PhD Coordinator


PhD University of Washington (2016)
BS University of Minnesota (2008)

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Accounting, London Business School, 2016-2020
Certified Public Accountant, 2010
International Tax Consultant, Deloitte, 2009-2010

Selected Publications

  1. Entry and Capital Structure Mimicking in Concentrated Markets: The Role of Incumbents’ Financial Disclosures
    Journal Article:Bernard, D., Kaya, D., Wertz, J., (2021). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 71,
  2. Implied tradeoffs of chief financial officer accounting expertise: Evidence from firm-manager matching
    Journal Article:Bernard, D., Ge, W., Matsumoto, D., Toynbee, S., (2021). Management Science, Vol. 67(9), pp. 5301-5967.
  3. Information Flows among Rivals and Corporate Investment
    Journal Article:Bernard, D., Blackburne, T., Thornock, J., (2020). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 136, pp. 760-779.
  4. Investor Behavior and the Benefits of Direct Stock Ownership
    Journal Article:Bernard, D., N. Cade, and F. Hodge, (2018). Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 56(2), pp. 431-466.
  5. Size Management by European Private Firms to Minimize Proprietary Costs of Disclosure
    Journal Article:Bernard, D., Burgstahler, D., Kaya, D., (2018). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 66, pp. 94-122.
  6. Is the Risk of Product Market Predation a Cost of Disclosure?
    Journal Article:Bernard, D., (2016). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 62, pp. 305-325.

Honors and Awards

PACCAR Award for Teaching Excellence, 2022
Gamble Family Award for Excellence in Case Development & Curriculum Innovation, 2022

Courses Taught

ACCTG 501 (Managerial Accounting), Winter 2023
BA 502 (Managerial Accounting), Spring 2023