University of Southern California

Randolph Beatty
Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MAS, BS, University of Illinois


Professor Beatty's scholarship spans accounting, finance, and management, with articles published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. He has won or been nominated for teaching awards at USC Marshall School of Business, Southern Methodist University, the University of Chicago, the Wharton School, and the University of Illinois. In 1994, Business Week selected him as one of twelve Masters of the Classroom. Dean Beatty has consulted for a variety of organizations providing expert witness testimony on bankruptcy prediction, valuation, and financial accounting issues. Beatty serves on the Advisory Board for the USC Caruso Catholic Center and the City of Hope Board. He is also the Chair of the City of Hope Medical Center Board.


What's Next? Business, Politics, and Globalization 2009
The Impact of Check Sequencing on NSF Fees 2004
Impact of Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990 on the IPO Market 2003
The Method of Comparables in Tax Court Valuations of Privately-held Firms: An Empirical Investigation 1999
The Implicit Economic Penalties Arising from S.E.C. Investigations into Underwriters 1998
Issuer Expenses and Legal Liability in Initial Public Offerings 1996
Firm Risk and Alternative Mechanisms for Internal Corporate Control: Evidence from Initial Public Offerings 1994
The Economic Determinants of Auditor Compensation in the Initial Public Offerings Market 1993
Standard Setting and (un)Sophisticated Investors: SFAS No. 94 as a Test of the Level Playing Field Theory 1992
Interaction of Academic Research and Teaching Quality: An Investigation of Constraints on Excellence 1990
Auditor Reputation and the Pricing of Initial Public Offerings 1989
The Effect of a Mandated Accounting Change on the Capitalization Process 1989
CEO Change and Firm Performance in Large Corporations: Succession Effects and Manager Effects 1987
Bank Merger Premiums: Analysis and Evidence 1987
Investment Banking, Reputation and the Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings 1986
A Market-Based Method of Classifying Convertible Securities 1985