Paul A. Griffin
Associate Dean / Professor of Management
Research Expertise: Accounting, accounting and financial theory, evaluation of accounting methods, financial information and disclosures
Professor Paul Griffin is a leading international authority in accounting and financial information and disclosures. He has published over 50 articles in leading accounting and finance journals, five research monographs for the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and two case books on U.S. corporate financial reporting. His research has had a substantial impact on the profession. According to a study of influential articles, he is one of a small group whose articles are now “classics” in the field.
His recent publications in accounting and auditing focus on audit fee behavior, corporate governance under Sarbanes-Oxley, stock option compensation, and SEC reporting under Regulation FD. His current research projects examine relations between stock prices and greenhouse gas emissions and the informational role of short interest for corporate bond prices. In 2012, Professor Griffin will begin a three-year term as co-editor of Accounting Horizons.
Prior to Davis, he served as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.