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Richard Morton
Department Chair and EY Professor of Accounting

 


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OFFICE:
309 RBA
PHONE:
850-644-9932

ACADEMIC SPECIALTY:
Financial Accounting and Reporting

DEGREE:
Ph.D, Penn State
B.S., Penn State

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Capital Markets
Accounting Conservatism
Time-Series Properties of Earnings

 

Rick is the Department Chair and EY Professor of Accounting in the College of Business at Florida State. He received his B.S. and PhD from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to earning his PhD, he worked for several years in public accounting and as a software consultant. At the undergraduate level, Rick has taught intermediate and introductory financial accounting. He was the recipient of a University Undergraduate Teaching Award and three-time recipient of the Beta Alpha Psi Faculty of the Year Award. Rick has also taught several research seminars at the doctoral level and served on numerous dissertation committees. Currently, he teaches Financial Statement Analysis in the Master of Accounting Program. Rick’s research focuses on the capital market implications of financial disclosure and reporting, including the persistence and valuation of earnings, the properties of earnings components, and the role of accounting conservatism. His work has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Review of Accounting StudiesHe has served as an Associate Editor for Advances in Accounting and the Editorial Advisory and Review Board of The Accounting Review.

Rick Morton - Vitae (PDF)

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Bok Baik, Kyonghee Kim, Richard M. Morton and Yongoh Roh (2016) “Analysts’ Pre-tax Income Forecasts and the Tax Expense Anomaly,” Review of Accounting Studies, volume 21, pp. 559-595.

Bok Baik, Jun-Koo Kang and Richard M. Morton (2010). “Why Are Analysts Less Likely to Follow Firms with High Managerial Ownership?” Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, volume 25, no. 2, pp. 171-200.

Bok Baik and Bruce K. Billings, Richard M. Morton. (2008). “Reliability and Transparency of Non-GAAP Disclosures by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).” The Accounting Review, volume 83, no. 2, pp. 271-301.
   
Anwer S. Ahmed, Bruce K. Billings, Richard M. Morton and Mary Stanford-Harris. (2002). “The Role of Accounting Conservatism in Mitigating Bondholder-Shareholder Conflicts over Dividend Policy and in Reducing Debt Costs.” The Accounting Review, volume 77, no. 4, pp. 867-890.
   
Bruce K. Billings and Richard M. Morton. (2001). “Book-to-Market Components, Future Security Returns, and Errors in Expected Future Earnings.” Journal of Accounting Research, volume 39, no. 2, pp. 197-219. 

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Chaired Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation (by Arianna Pinello), awarded by Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association, 2005.
  • University Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2004
  • Accounting Faculty of the Year, Awarded by Beta Alpha Psi, 2003, 2005 and 2010.

 



 



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