Stephen Taylor

Professor Stephen Taylor

Professor Stephen Taylor

UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney


PhD, University of NSW


Stephen Taylor is a Professor of Financial Accounting at UTS. Prior to joining UTS in June 2008, Stephen was a Professor of Accounting at the University of New South Wales (2003-08), where he also served as Acting Associate Dean (Research) in 2005 and 2006. He has previously been a Professor at the University of Sydney, where he served as Director of the Accounting Foundation. In 1999-2000, he was a Visiting Professor of Accounting at the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan, following an earlier appointment there in 1993-94. Stephen is also a Research Leader with the Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre (CMCRC), where he leads a research program examining the measurement of accounting and audit quality.

The major thrust of Stephen’s research focuses on the intersection of financial economics and accounting. In particular, his work has examined how corporations manage their disclosure policies, the effect of accounting and non-accounting data on firms’ value, the economics of auditing, corporate governance issues and initial public offerings. Stephen’s research has been published in leading international journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics; Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of Banking and Finance; Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He has also published in leading Australian journals, namely Accounting and Finance; Abacus and Australian Journal of Management.

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