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Grant Richardson is Chaired Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University. Professor Richardson has worked and held a number of senior full-time and visiting positions at leading academic institutions around the world, including Australia (e.g., Monash University and The University of Adelaide), China (e.g., Shandong University and The University of International Business and Economics), Hong Kong (e.g., Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong), and the United States (e.g., The University of California - Berkeley and The University of Washington - Seattle).

Professor Richardson has published in several high-quality refereed journal publications across the accounting, business, finance and law disciplines, such as The Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, European Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policyand many more.

Grant has recently featured in the Stanford University list of most highly cited researchers in accounting in 2019 and 2020. The list only includes the top 2% of the most-cited researchers in accounting across the world. His work has also been cited in numerous top-tier accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Journal of Financial Economics, and The Journal of Financial and Quantitive Analysis.

Professor Richardson is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of several internationally renowned accounting journals, including The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Accounting and Business ResearchThe International Journal of Accounting, Abacus, and the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy.

Professor Richardson is an Ad Hoc Reviewer on many leading accounting, business and finance journals, such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, British Accounting Review, European Accounting Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of World Business.

Grant has research interests, expertise and knowledge in capital markets research with a particular emphasis on financial accounting/taxation, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and capital structure (debt and equity) effects.

Finally, Professor Richardson consultants for industry and government in the areas of accounting, taxation, and academic research in Australia and internationally.

Education/Academic qualification

Accounting and Finance, PhD, Monash University

Award Date: 20 Apr 2001


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