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Bryan Graden

Bryan Graden

Ph.D. Accounting 2015 (expected), Olin Business School - Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. Accounting 2008, Brigham Young University
M.S. Accounting 2008, Brigham Young University

My research interests are specifically in how accounting rules and rule changes affect lending contract characteristics and contracting efficiency.

Research interests:
Debt contracting, disclosure
  • "Lease Accounting Rule Changes and Debt Covenant Characteristics," with Richard Frankel and Chad Larson, working paper
  • "When Do Firms Initiate Earnings Guidance? The Timing and Characteristics of Firms First Earnings Guidance," with Kristian Allee, Theodore Christensen, and Kenneth Merkley, working paper
Academic/professional activities:
BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2009)  Presenter
Nick Dopuch Conference (2010  2012)  Participant
Causal Inference Workshop (2011)  Participant
BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2011  2012)  Participant
AAA Annual Meeting (2013)  Presenter
Audit Senior Associate, KPMG (Salt Lake City, UT) (2008  2010)
Certified Public Accountant (Utah) (2009  present)
American Accounting Association (AAA) (2012  2013)  Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (2013)  Member
Doctoral Fellowship, Olin Business School, 2010 - present
Personal interests:
Spending time with my wife and children; playing the piano; studying German