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Elizabeth Blankespoor
Office: 525
PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-543-4780

Curriculum vitae:

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

Elizabeth Blankespoor

Associate Professor of Accounting
Reimers Endowed Faculty Fellow

Education

PhD University of Michigan (2012)
MAcc University of Utah (2007)
BA Dordt College (2003)

Current Research

The influence of information costs and technology on corporate disclosure and market participants' use of information in capital markets

Positions Held

Faculty at Stanford University, 2012-2018
Instructor at University of Utah, 2007
Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young, 2004-2006

Selected Publications

  1. Why do Individual Investors Disregard Accounting Information? The Roles of Information Awareness and Acquisition Costs
    Journal Article:Wertz, J., Blankespoor, E., deHaan, Ed., Zhu, C., (forthcoming). Journal of Accounting Research,
  2. Capital Market Effects of Media Synthesis and Dissemination: Evidence from Robo-Journalism
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., deHaan, E., and Zhu, C, (2018). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 23(1), pp. 1-36.
  3. Firm Communication and Investor Response: A Framework and Discussion Integrating Social Media
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., (2018). Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 68-69, pp. 80-87.
  4. Perceptions and Price: Evidence from CEO Presentations at IPO Roadshows
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., Hendricks, B., and Miller, G.S., (2017). Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 55(2), pp. 275-327.
  5. Initial Evidence on the Market Impact of the XBRL Mandate
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., Miller, B.P., and White, H.D., (2014). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 19(4), pp. 1468-1503.
  6. The Role of Dissemination in Market Liquidity: Evidence from Firms’ Use of Twitter
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., Miller, G.S., and White, H.D., (2014). The Accounting Review, Vol. 89(1), pp. 79-112.
  7. Fair Value Accounting for Financial Instruments: Does it Improve the Association between Bank Leverage and Credit Risk?
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., Linsmeier, T., Petroni, K., and Shakespeare, C., (2013). The Accounting Review, Vol. 88(4), pp. 1143-1177.

Working Papers

– The Impact of Information Processing Costs on Firm Disclosure Choice: Evidence from the XBRL Mandate
– Strategic Disclosure and CEO Media Visibility – with Ed deHaan
– Why do Individual Investors Disregard Accounting Information? The roles of information awareness and acquisition costs – with Ed deHaan, John Wertz, and Christina Zhu

Honors and Awards

- AAA FARS Midyear Meeting Outstanding Discussant Award (2018)
- AAA FARS Best Paper Award (2017)
- AAA FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award (2017)
- FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award (2016)
- Stanford MBA Distinguished Teaching Award (2016)
- Stanford MSx Teaching Excellence Award (2015)
- Ross School of Business Emeritus Award (2013)
- Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow (2010-2012)
- Utah Association of CPA's Oustanding Accounting - - Student, University of Utah (2007)
- WSJ Student Achievement Award (Top Business Student), Dordt College (2003)

Academic Service

- Editorial Board, Journal of Accounting and Economics (2018-Present)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Accounting Research (2017-Present)
- Editorial Board, The Accounting Review (2017-Present)