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W. Brooke Elliott

Professor and Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Washington, 2003
M.B.A., Indiana University, 1999
B.S., Accounting, Indiana University, 1999

Positions Held

Full Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
Academic Director of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2015
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2010

Recent Publications

Asay, S., Elliott, W., Rennekamp, K. Forthcoming. Disclosure Readability and the Sensitivity of Investors' Valuation Judgments to Outside Information. The Accounting Review

Elliott, W., Grant, S. , Rennekamp, K. Forthcoming. How Disclosure Features of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports Interact with Investor Numeracy to Influence Investor Judgments. Contemporary Accounting Research

Elliott, W. 2015. Discussion of "Does Coordinated Presentation Help credit Analysts Identify Firm Characteristics?". Contemporary Accounting Research, 32: 528-533

Elliott, W., Hobson, J. , White, B. 2015. Earnings Metrics, Information Processing, and Price Efficiency in Laboratory Markets. Journal of Accounting Research, 53: 555-592

Elliott, W., Rennekamp, K., White, B. 2015. Does Concrete Language in Disclosures Increase Willingness to Invest? Review of Accounting Studies, 20: 839-865

Elliott, W., Jackson, K. , Peecher, M. , White, B. 2014. Mitigating the Unintended Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Performance on Investors' Estimates of Fundamental Value. The Accounting Review, 89: 275-302

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (2013 and 2015 Ranked as Outstanding), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015

Ken Perry Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2014

Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellowship, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2014

Recipient of the ABO Outstanding Dissertation Supervisor Award, American Accounting Association, 2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial reporting and financial statement analysis

The determinants of investors' use of accounting information in their investment-related judgments and decisions. The relation between accounting information/disclosures and investor sentiment. Managers' strategic use of and investor response to non-GAAP (i.e. pro forma) earnings disclosures.