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John E. Core

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"Discussion of 'Optimal Conservatism with Earnings Manipulation'."

 Core, John. Contemporary Accounting Research. Forthcoming.

"Mandatory Disclosure Quality, Inside Ownership, and Cost of Capital."

 Core, John E., Luzi Hail and Rodrigo Verdi. European Accounting Review Vol. 24, No. 1 (2015): 1-29.

"Do Independent Directors Cause Improvements in Firm Transparency?"

 Armstrong, Christopher S., John E. Core and Wayne R. Guay. Journal of Financial Economics Vol. 113, No. 3 (2014): 383-403.

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John E. Core, Professor of Accounting


John E. Core is the Nanyang Technological University Professor and a Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Core has broad research interests in executive compensation and executive stock and option incentives, corporate governance, nonprofit governance, and disclosure and the cost of capital. His research has been published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. When not conducting research, Core teaches the core Financial Accounting class to first-year MBA students at MIT Sloan. Prior to entering academia, he worked in investment banking for PaineWebber and in compensation consulting for Ernst & Young.

Core holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from The Wharton School.

Areas of Interest

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Compensation
  • Contracting
  • Corporate Disclosure Practices
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management Control
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Performance Measurement Systems
  • Valuation

John’s Work

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