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W. Brooke Elliott

Associate Professor of Accountancy 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

Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2010

Recent Publications

Elliott, W., Hobson, J. , White, B. Forthcoming. Earnings Metrics, Information Processing, and Price Efficiency in Laboratory Markets. Journal of Accounting Research

Elliott, W., Rennekamp, K., White, B. Forthcoming. Does Concrete Language in Disclosures Increase Willingness to Invest? Review of Accounting Studies

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

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

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