Chad Larson

Associate Professor

Chad Larson


Professor Larson grew up in the Houston area and after a long hiatus returned to join the Accounting Faculty at the C.T. Bauer College of Business in 2013. Prior to his return, Dr. Larson spent five years on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, he teaches Intermediate Financial Accounting, and his research interests focus on debt and supply chain contracting, financial statement analysis, and accounting misstatements, manipulations and fraud.

Chad Larson earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2008. His academic research has been published in Management Science, Journal of Accounting and Economics and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work on predicting accounting manipulations has been cited in several popular press articles including articles in Forbes and

Selected Publications

  • "Fair Value Accounting and Debt Contracting: Evidence from Adoption of SFAS 159" (with Peter Demerjian and John Donovan) Journal of Accounting Research, 2016.
  • "An Empirical Investigation of Dynamic Ordering Policies" (with Danko Turcic and Fuqiang Zhang). Management Science, 2015.
  • "Accrual Reversals, Earnings and Stock Returns" (with Eric Allen and Richard Sloan). Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2013.
  • "Predicting Material Accounting Manipulations" (with Patricia Dechow, Weili Ge, and Richard Sloan). Contemporary Accounting Research, 2011.
  • "Assessing the Relative Informativeness and Permanence of Pro Forma Earnings and GAAP Operating Earnings" (with Neil Bhattacharya, Theodore Christensen, and Ervin Black). Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2003.

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Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Michigan
Masters and Bachelors of Accountancy, Brigham Young University