Brian White

Brian White

  • Associate Professor

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Behavioral Research
  • Decision Making

Contact

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

bjw235@cornell.edu

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Biography

Brian White is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research focuses on behavioral factors that affect judgments and decisions of participants in the financial reporting process. Brian teaches financial accounting in the Executive MBA Americas program and a PhD seminar on behavioral research in accounting. His research has won multiple awards and has been published in leading journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Financial Reporting. Brian has degrees from Georgetown University, the University of Edinburgh, Manchester Business School, and the University of Illinois where he completed his PhD. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he spent ten years as finance director for a privately-held retailer based in Liverpool, England. Prior to joining Johnson at Cornell, Brian was on the faculty at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Courses

  • NCCB 5000 - Financial Accounting
  • NRE 5040 - PhD Seminar in Accounting

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business, 2012
  • MBA University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School, 2002
  • MS University of Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies, 1997
  • BS Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 1995