Affiliated Experts

Douglas J. Skinner

Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Richard Starfield 

Ph.D., accounting and finance, and M.S., applied economics, University of Rochester
Summary of Experience:
Professor Skinner’s research focuses on corporate finance and financial reporting, including payout policy (dividends and repurchase decisions), earnings management, corporate disclosure policy (earnings guidance), the effect of firms’ accounting and disclosure policies on securities prices, and international accounting issues including fair value. He has published his research in leading accounting and finance journals including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Business, The Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Professor Skinner’s research also has been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Economist, and BusinessWeek.


Proposed Auditing Standard to Expand Disclosures May Increase CostsProfessor Skinner and Principal Elizabeth Eccher discuss how a new standard could affect costs and disclosure issues.