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Accounting and Corporate Valuation; the Relationship between Accounting Numbers and Stock Market Returns; the Disclosure of Non-Financial Information and Stock Market Consequences 


Andrew Stark is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School, having held prior faculty positions at Yale School of Management (visiting), and the universities of Essex, Ulster, Maryland and Manchester. He joined the School on January 1, 1996 and retired on July 31, 2020. He was given the British Accounting and Finance Association Distinguished Academic Award in 2003 and was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2014.  He is currently one of the senior editors of the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and is a past joint-editor of The British Accounting Review. He is a past chairperson of the British Accounting and Finance Association. He was a member of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Main Panel I and chairperson of Sub-Panel 35 (Accounting and Finance), having previously been on the Research Assessment Exercise Panels for Accounting and Finance in 1996 and 2001 and for Business and Management in 2001. He was chairperson of the Quality Assurance Agency Subject Benchmarking Group for accounting and finance for the most recent revision of the benchmarking statement, having chaired the original group for accounting.

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His current research interests include the estimation of accounting-based, cross-sectional, valuation models; accounting-based pricing anomalies; the stock market demand for, and consequences of, the disclosure of non-financial information; and empirical asset pricing. He has published numerous papers in these areas in refereed research journals.


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