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Financial Reporting and Accountability

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Bristol has a long tradition of research in financial accounting dating back to the 1950s, when David Solomons was appointed to the inaugural chair. Current research projects include the use of information in capital markets, evaluations of graphical and narrative reporting of financial performance, equity analysts’ forecasts of earnings and stock prices, earnings management and the nature and role of corporate audit markets.

The group's research interests also extend to broader issues of accountability and reporting in both the public and private sectors. These include the study of social, environmental and risk disclosures in corporate reports, and developments in financial reporting for government and public sector entities.

Research findings have been published in high quality academic journals and often feed into the deliberations of policy makers, professional accounting bodies and accounting regulators (including HM Treasury and parliamentary committees). Members of the group are currently editors or editorial board members of academic journals, including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, European Accounting Review and Public Money and Management.