Brian Bushee, PhD

Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Corporate disclosure, institutional investors, stock market anomalies

About Brian:

Brian J. Bushee is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Wharton in 2000, he was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He has also worked as a Senior Credit Analyst for CoreStates Financial Corp. and as a National Office Researcher for Coopers and Lybrand L.L.P. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and AB from Duke University.

Brian’s research focuses on the impact of information intermediaries — such as institutional investors, sell-side analysts, and the business press — on corporate disclosure decisions and on the stock market pricing of information. His articles have appeared in top-tier academic journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and The Accounting Review, as well as in practitioner journals such as Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Quarterly. He has taught an MBA elective called Problems in Financial Reporting and the MBA introductory financial accounting course at Wharton, Harvard, and Chicago. He has also offered an introductory financial accounting course as a MOOC on Coursera. He has won the Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award multiple times. In 2009, he won the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, which is awarded to the one Wharton faculty member “who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year.” In 2014, he won the Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award for “flipping the classroom” in the introductory course.

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