Steffen, Thomas

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Duke University
  • Ph.D., Accounting, 2015 (expected)
Brigham Young University
  • Master of Accountancy, Professional Stem, 2010
  • B.S., Accounting, 2010
  • B.S., Economics, 2010
  • Global Management Certificate, 2010

Research Interests

  • Financial reporting
  • Manager values/ethics
  • Capital markets
  • Firm disclosures

Working Papers

  • "Honoring One's Word: CEO Integrity and Accruals Quality" with Shane Dikolli and Bill Mayew
  • "Does Management Discussion of Pro Forma Earnings in Earnings Press Releases and Conference Calls Influence Street Earnings Exclusions?" with Erv Black, Ted Christensen, and Vicky Kiosse
  • “Has the Regulation of Non-GAAP Disclosures Influenced Managers’ Use of Aggressive Earnings Exclusions?” with Erv Black, Ted Christensen, and Vicky Kiosse

Research Awards

  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2013
  • Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, 2013
  • AAA Southeast Region Best Second-year Doctoral Student Paper, 2012
  • Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University Graduate Fellowship, 2011


  • Spanish
  • SAS
  • Stata
  • Perl
  • LIWC
  • LaTeX

Group Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association

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