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Gordon D. Richardson

Gordon Richardson

    Gordon D. Richardson

    KPMG Professor of Accounting
    Professor of Accounting

    Degrees: PhD, Cornell University
    MBA, York University
    BA, University of Toronto
    Email: Send an email to Gordon D. Richardson
    Phone: 416-946-8601

    Bio

    Gordon Richardson is a Professor of Accounting. He was Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research from 2001-2006, one of the top five academic accounting journals in the world. An Honorary Professor of the University of Queensland Business School since 2004, he enjoys an international reputation as a leading scholar in academic accounting. In 2004, he delivered the prestigious Wei Lun Visiting Professor Public lecture in Hong Kong. In 2008, he gave a public address as part of the Korean Accounting Association Distinguished Professor Seminar Series. In 2007, in recognition of his research achievements, he was awarded the Haim Falk Award.

    Academic Positions

    2002 - present  Full Professor; University of Toronto
    2001-2006  Editor; Contemporary Accounting Research
    1989-2002  Chaired Full Professor; University of Waterloo
    1987-1989  Associate Professor; McMaster University
    1983-1987  Assistant Professor; University of British Columbia

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Gordon Richardson was Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research from 2001-2006, one of the top five academic accounting journals in the world. He enjoys an international reputation as a leading scholar in academic accounting and has been an Honorary Professor of the University of Queensland Business School since 2004. In 2004, he was invited by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to deliver the prestigious Wei Lun Visiting Professor Public lecture. In 2008, he was invited by the Korean Accounting Association to give a public address as part of their Distinguished Professor Seminar Series. In 2007, in recognition of his research achievements, he was awarded the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Accounting Thought by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.  

    Other Info

    Dr. Richardson is a capital markets researcher and has over 25 publications in peer reviewed academic journals. In 2006, he published an influential paper in Contemporary Accounting Research which deals with securitizations. He has published several articles related to environmental accounting and he is currently working on a project involving the European carbon emissions cap and trade system. He has also conducted research in the area of the valuation of private companies and the Private Company Discount, the usefulness of internal control disclosures mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley, the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on the valuation of private companies, and the impact of voluntary disclosures on firm valuation. He specializes in accounting based valuation models and the value relevance for investors of financial statements.  

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