Faculty Profiles

Mary E Barth

Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting


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Academic Degrees

AB, Cornell University, 1973; MBA, Boston University, 1975; PhD, Stanford University, 1989; DSc(HC), Lancaster University, 2008.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 1995.

Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, 1989-95; Audit Partner, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1974-85; CPA, 1976 (California and Massachusetts).

Selected Publications

Asset Securitizations and Credit Risk (with Omazabal and Taylor): The Accounting Review, forthcoming, 2012 
Market Reaction to the Adoption of IFRS in Europe (with Armstrong, Jagolinzer and Riedl): The Accounting Review, 2010 
International Accounting Standards and Accounting Quality (with Landsman and Lang): Journal of Accounting Research, 2008 
Fair Value Accounting for Liabilities and Own Credit Risk (with Hodder and Stubben): The Accounting Review, 2008 
Do Firms Understate Stock Option-Based Compensation Expense Disclosed under SFAS 123? (with Aboody and Kasznik): Review of Accounting Studies, 2006 

Working Papers

Are Employee Stock Options Liabilities or Equity? (with Hodder and Stubben) 
Are International Accounting Standards-based and US GAAP-based Accounting Amounts Comparable? (with Landsman, Lang and Williams) 
Cost of Capital and Earnings Transparency (with Konchitchki and Landsman) 
Risk Premiums and Non-Diversifiable Earnings Announcement Risk (with So) 
2064: Why Do Pro Forma and Street Earnings Not Reflect Changes in GAAP? Evidence from SFAS 123R (with Gow and Taylor) 

Selected Cases

A166A: AOL's Acquisition of Mirabilis 
A160: Advanta Corp. 
A172A: Ultratech Corporation (A) 
A157: The Quaker Oats Co. 
A176: Amphenol Corporation: The KKR Leveraged Recapitalization 

Awards and Honors

Deloitte Wildman Medal Award, 2009, 1996, American Accounting Association 
Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award, 2008, American Accounting Association - International Accounting Section 
Best Paper Award, 2000, 1996, American Accounting Association - Financial Accounting and Reporting Section 
PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2006, Stanford Graduate School of Business 
MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1996, Stanford Graduate School of Business 

Courses Taught

ACCT 311 Global Financial Reporting 
ACCT 612 Financial Reporting Seminar 


Accounting Department Editor: Management Science (2009 - present) 
Member: International Accounting Standards Board (2001 - 2009) 
Consulting Editor: Journal of Accounting Studies (2011 - present) 
Vice President: International Association for Accounting Education and Research (2009 - 2011) 
Associate Editor: The Accounting Review (1996 - 2001) 

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