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PhD Fellow in Accounting, Financial reporting, Disclosure, Economics – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), The Netherlands

PhD researcher position is available to research in financial reporting and disclosure, at Erasmus School of Economics, in the Netherlands – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD student
No. of Positions: 1
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Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

In addition to the formal ERIM requirements and an MSc or MPhil in Accounting, Finance or Economics, the prospective PhD student is not necessarily required to have a background in accounting. However, basic accounting training or a willingness to conduct such training during the program are strongly preferred. Strong quantitative skills, a general interest in financial markets, and an open/collaborative personality are preferred.

Responsibilities/Job Description

This PhD project focuses on the role of financial reporting and disclosure in capital markets and corporate valuation. Financial reporting is fundamental in the functioning of today’s capital markets and helps resolve important information and incentive problems. Markets-based accounting research aims to understand the role of information in markets, its use by key stakeholders (e.g., investors and analysts), and determining firms’ fundamental valuations. Whether the rapid pace of (technological) developments in accounting and financial markets have changed long-held beliefs in this field remains an open question.

Recent developments that this project may examine, include (i) increased disclosure of alternative, “non-GAAP”, information that does not conform to accounting standards; (ii) integrating financial and non-financial reporting (e.g., ESG); (iii) growing complexity of (non-)financial reporting information (iv) increased regulation and oversight (e.g., external audits of (non-)financial reporting), (v) technological developments in the field of accounting (e.g., AI and big data).

The candidate will receive extensive training in accounting, finance, and econometrics during the first year of the PhD project, tailored to their background and interests. At the end of the first year, they will have completed a proposal containing a broad outline of the projects to be conducted during the remaining years. The candidate is expected to complete (at least) three empirical and/or analytical studies which are sufficiently developed for submission to top-tier journals. The goal is to educate and train the PhD candidate to independently conduct high quality research and provide them with strong prospects on the international (academic) job market.

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Documents Required

The student is required to write (at least) three research papers that are sufficiently developed by the time of graduation to be submitted to ERIM P or (preferably) P* journals.

About the Project/Department

The exact topic is flexible. An important aspect of this PhD project is that the research to be conducted is not fixed and will mostly be chosen by the student, based on their own interests. Guided by the supervisors, the prospective PhD student is encouraged to develop his/her own innovative research ideas within the broader research area. The accounting faculty at ESE work on diverse topics including disclosure choice and quality, disclosure regulation, non-GAAP reporting, interfirm information transfers in supply chains, the role of information in crypto-investment markets, the role of accounting information in company valuation, tax avoidance, corporate governance, auditing, and bank accounting. The reference list includes selected output of our current faculty members.

Potential supervisors include Jeroen Suijs and Edith Leung.

About the Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Contact details

room: EB-14
phone: (+31) 10 408 90 51

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