Robert J. Bloomfield

Robert J. Bloomfield

Academic Director of eLearning
Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management
Professor of Accounting

450 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-9407

Since coming to Johnson in 1991, Bloomfield has used laboratory experiments to examine the effects of financial market regulations on investor welfare, and to explore how psychological forces can alter the behavior of financial markets. Bloomfield is the founding director of the Financial Accounting Standards Research Initiative (FASRI). FASRI, an activity of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, uses a blog and weekly online round table discussions, to foster communication between academic researchers and accounting standard setters, and conducts and supports studies that can assist the FASB in its deliberations. Professor Bloomfield is an editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research.

Professor Bloomfield is an advocate for serious uses of virtual worlds for education and distance collaboration. He hosts the weekly Metanomics event series in Second Life, which explores business and policy aspects of new technology. Bloomfield virtual world activities have been covered extensively in the media, from BusinessWeek and The New York Times to CFO Magazine, Technology Review.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Accepted Papers

  • Bloomfield, Robert J.; O'Hara, Maureen; Saar, Gideon.  "Hidden Liquidity: Some New Light on Dark Trading"  Journal of Finance  (Accepted)

  • Bloomfield, Robert J.; Hodge, Frank D; Hopkins, Patrick E; Rennekamp, Kristina Marie.  "Does Coordinated Presentation Help Credit Analysts Identify Firm Characteristics?"  Contemporary Accounting Research  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Bloomfield, Robert J..  "Behavioral and Economic Considerations in Financial Reporting Policy"

  • Bloomfield, Robert J..  "Crowd-sourcing Policy and Practice with an Object-Oriented Economy"

  • Bloomfield, Robert J.; Yehuda, Nir.  "Operating Leverage, Investor Sentiment, and Credit Spreads"

Book Chapters