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Elizabeth Blankespoor

Professor of Accounting
Marguerite Reimers Endowed Faculty Fellow

Education

PhD University of Michigan (2012)
MAcc University of Utah (2007)
BA Dordt University (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. The Pitch: Managers’ Disclosure Choice During IPO Roadshows
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., Hendricks, B., Miller, G., (2023). The Accounting Review, Vol. 98(2), pp. 1-29.
  2. Understanding Investor Interaction with Firm Information: A Discussion of Lee and Zhong (2022)
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., (2022). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 74, 101523,
  3. Real-time Revenue and Firm Disclosure
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., Hendricks, B., Piotroski, J., Synn, C., (2022). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 27, pp. 1079-1116.
  4. A Hard Look at SPAC Projections
    Journal Article:Blankespoor E., Hendricks, B., Miller, G., Stockbridge D., (2022). Management Science, Vol. 68, pp. 4742-4753.
  5. Disclosure Processing Costs, Investors’ Information Choice, and Equity Market Outcomes: A Review
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., deHaan, E., Marinovic, I., (2020). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 70, 101344,
  6. Strategic Disclosure and CEO Media Visibility
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., deHaan E., (2020). Journal of Financial Reporting, Vol. 5(1), pp. 25-50.
  7. Why do Individual Investors Disregard Accounting Information? The Roles of Information Awareness and Acquisition Costs
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., deHaan, E., Wertz, J., Zhu, C., (2019). Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 57(1), pp. 53-84.
  8. The Impact of Information Processing Costs on Firm Disclosure Choice: Evidence from the XBRL Mandate
    Journal Article:Blankespoor, E., (2019). Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 57(4), pp. 919-967.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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

“Incongruent CEO facial expressions and analyst dispersion” (with Mingming Ji, Jeffrey Ng, and Jingran Zhao, 2023)
“Corporate Engagement in Public Discourse” (with Ties deKok and Xue Li, 2023)
“Social Media Opinions across CEO Gender” (with Jedson Pinto and Kirti Sinha, 2023)
“A Modular Approach for Measuring Business Complexity” (with Darren Bernard, Ties de Kok, and Sara Toynbee, 2023)

Honors and Awards

- Full-time MBA Professor of the Year, UW Foster (2023)
- Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference (2021)
- Evening MBA Core Professor of the Year Class of 2023 (2021)
- Dean's Excellence Award for Graduate Teaching (2021)
- AAA FARS Best Paper Award (2021)
- Excellence in Refereeing Award, Journal of Accounting Research (2020, 2021)
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, The Accounting Review (2020)
- Fowler Special Achievement Award, UW Foster (2020)
- Horizon Award, Dordt College (2018)
- AAA FARS Midyear Meeting Outstanding Discussant Award (2018, 2019)
- 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

- Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics (2024 - Present)
- Editor, Review of Accounting Studies (2022-2023)
- Editor, The Accounting Review (2020-2023)
- Editorial Board, Review of Accounting Studies (2020-2021)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Accounting and Economics (2018-2023)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Accounting Research (2017-2021)
- Editorial Board, The Accounting Review (2017-2020)