Peter Wysocki

Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar Professor, Accounting
  • Phone 617-353-4615
  • Office 520A
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Peter Wysocki is a Professor of Accounting in the Questrom School of Business, having joined Boston University in 2017. Prior to joining the Questrom School, he was Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami School of Business, Associate Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan Business School.

His research interests include the links between the institutions of market economies, international accounting, and the analysis of disclosures of U.S. and international firms. His research papers have been awarded by some of the most prestigious academic awards in accounting including the American Accounting Association (AAA) 2014 Distinguished Contribution Award for his paper “Earnings Management and Investor Protection: An International Comparison” (JFE), the AAA 2014 Notable Contributions Award for his paper “Do Managers Withhold Bad News?” (JAR), and the AAA 2011 Wildman Medal Award for his 2 papers on “Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the U.S.”

His widely-cited research has been published in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Applied Finance. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and the European Accounting Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University (Canada), his master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia, and his PhD degree from the University of Rochester.

  • Liu, M., Wysocki, P. (2017). "Cross-Sectional Determinants of Information Quality Proxies and Cost of Capital Measures", Quarterly Journal of Finance, 07 (02), 1650016-1650016
  • Leuz, C., Wysocki, P. (2016). "The Economics of Disclosure and Financial Reporting Regulation: Evidence and Suggestions for Future Research", Journal of Accounting Research, 54 (2), 525-622
  • Trombetta, M., Wagenhofer, A., Wysocki, P. (2012). "The Usefulness of Academic Research in Understanding the Effects of Accounting Standards", Accounting in Europe, 9 (2), 127-146
  • Wysocki, P. (2011). "New institutional accounting and IFRS", Accounting and Business Research, 41 (3), 309-328
  • Hail, L., Leuz, C., Wysocki, P. (2010). "Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the U.S. (Part II): Political Factors and Future Scenarios for U.S. Accounting Standards", Accounting Horizons, 24 (4), 567-588
  • Richardson, S., Tuna, I., Wysocki, P. (2010). "Accounting anomalies and fundamental analysis: A review of recent research advances", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 50 (2-3), 410-454
  • Hail, L., Leuz, C., Wysocki, P. (2010). "Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the US (Part I): Conceptual Underpinnings and Economic Analysis", Accounting Horizons, 24 (3), 355-394
  • Wysocki, P. (2010). "Corporate compensation policies and audit fees", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 49 (1-2), 155-160
  • Kothari, S., Shu, S., Wysocki, P. (2009). "Do Managers Withhold Bad News ?", Journal of Accounting Research, 47 (1), 241-276
  • Wysocki, P. (2007). "Discussion of IPO failure risk", Journal of Accounting Research, 45 (2), 373-384
  • Cotter, J., Tuna, I., Wysocki, P. (2006). "Expectations management and beatable targets: How do analysts react to explicit earnings guidance?", Contemporary Accounting Research, 23 (3), 593-624
  • Aggarwal, R., Klapper, L., Wysocki, P. (2005). "Portfolio preferences of foreign institutional investors", Journal of Banking and Finance, 29 (12), 2919-2946
  • Richardson, S., Teoh, S., Wysocki, P. (2004). "The walk-down to beatable analyst forecasts: The role of equity issuance and insider trading incentives", Contemporary Accounting Research, 21 (4), 885-924
  • Wysocki, P. (2004). "Discussion of ultimate ownership, income management, and legal and extra-legal institutions", Journal of Accounting Research, 42 (2), 463-474
  • Leuz, C., Nanda, D., Wysocki, P. (2003). "Earnings management and investor protection: An international comparison", Journal of Financial Economics, 69 (3), 505-527
  • Nagar, V., Nanda, D., Wysocki, P. (2003). "Discretionary disclosure and stock-based incentives", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 34 (1-3), 283-309
    Research Presentations
  • Wysocki, P. Discussion of Research and Academic Contributions and Impact of Miami Rookie Camp, American Accounting Association Miami Rookie Camp, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2021
  • Wysocki, P. Are Corporate Disclosures Conservative? A Machine Learning Approach, Tilburg University, Netherlands
    Awards and Honors
  • 2014, Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association
  • 2014, Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • 2011, AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award, American Accounting Association (AAA) and Deliotte
  • 2009, JFE All Star Paper, Elsevier/JFE
  • 2001, Univ. of Michigan Business School - Best Teacher Award, University of Michigan Business School