Richard G Sloan

Professor Richard Sloan

Professor Richard G Sloan

L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting
University of California, Berkeley


BCom (First Class Honors), University of Western Australia
MS, Business Administration (Accounting and Finance), University of Rochester
PhD, Business Administration (Accounting and Finance), University of Rochester


From 2006 to 2008, Richard was Managing Director and Head of Equity Research at Barclays Global Investors. Previously, Sloan was the Victor L. Bernard PricewaterhouseCoopers Collegiate Professor of Accounting, Professor of Finance, and Director of the Tozzi Electronic Finance Center at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.  He also served for five years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Richard's research focuses on the role of accounting information in firm valuation. His work examines the ability of management and security analysts to influence stock prices through the manipulation of accounting information and the performance of equity trading strategies based on financial statement analysis.

His research is published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. His research is also regularly featured in the business press in publications such as Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and Worth.

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