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Faculty | Richard Frankel | WashU Olin Business School
Richard Frankel

Beverly & James Hance Professor of Accounting

Research Interests:

Accounting-based valuation and voluntary disclosure

Academic/Professional Activities:

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Referee, Accounting and Business Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics,


  • American Accounting Association, Notable Contribution Award (with Charles Lee), 2003
  • M.B.A. Student Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Michigan, 1997
  • First Place Award, I/B/E/S 25th Anniversary Global Expectation Research Competition, 1996
  • First Place Award, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Earnings Expectation Research Competition, 1995
  • Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (Q-group) Grant,, 1995
  • Sloan School Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000-2001
  • Sloan School Teacher of the Year, 2004-2005 and 2001-2002

Personal Interests:

Accounting teaching and research
Richard  Frankel

Professor Frankel has taught at Olin since 2005. Prior to that, he was a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of Michigan. At Michigan and MIT, he received the MBA Student Awards for Teaching Excellence. His principal teaching interest is financial accounting and reporting. His research focuses on valuation using accounting numbers and on corporate managers' use of conference calls, earnings forecasts, and pro-forma earnings.

Phone: (314) 935-6431

PhD 1993, Stanford University
M.A.S. 1988, University of Illinois
BS 1987, University of Illinois
CPA 1987, University of Illinois