Professor Roulstone conducts research on the role of information intermediaries in capital markets. He publishes in, and is a reviewer for, a variety of accounting, finance, and legal journals. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, the Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. During 2014-2015, he is serving as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association.
Professor Roulstone teaches intermediate financial accounting to undergraduate students and a doctoral seminar on capital markets research. He previously taught the core financial accounting course and a financial statement analysis elective in the MBA program. Prior to joining Fisher, he spent eight years as an assistant and associate professor of accounting at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business where he taught financial accounting and financial statement analysis in the MBA program. Professor Roulstone grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. He received undergraduate and master's degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management before receiving a PhD from the University of Michigan.
- PhD, University of Michigan
- MAcc, Brigham Young University
- BS, Brigham Young University
Areas of Expertise
- Capital Markets
- Investor Information Acquisition
- Analyst Following
- Institutional Investors
- Fisher Research Fellow, 2013, 2014
- Third prize, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Annual Academic Competition, 2012
- Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Scholar—Booth, 2004-2005
- Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research Award—Booth, 2002
AMIS 3200 - Financial Accounting I
Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information; asset and liability valuation; income measurement; first of two-course sequence.
AMIS 8782 - Doctoral Seminar in Financial Accounting
Doctoral Seminar in Financial Accounting. Required doctoral seminar in Financial Accounting.
- Roulstone, Darren, I. Ben-David, and M. Drake. (Forthcoming). “Acquirer Valuation and Acquisition Decisions: Identifying Mispricing using Short Interest.” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
- Roulstone, Darren, Michael Drake, and Jake Thornock. (Forthcoming). "The Determinants and Consquences of Information Acquisition via EDGAR." Contemporary Accounting Research.
- Roulstone, Darren. “Discussion of ‘Large-Sample Evidence of Firms’ Year-over-year MD&A Modifications.” Journal of Accounting Research. 49.2 (2011): 347-357.
- Roulstone, Darren. “Discussion of ‘Intangible Investment and the Importance of Firm-Specific Factors in the Determination of Earnings’.” Review of Accounting Studies. 16.3 (2011): 574-586.
- Roulstone, Darren, Steve Crawford, and Eric So. “Analyst Initiations of Coverage and Stock-Return Synchronicity.” The Accounting Review. 87.5 (2012): 1,527-1,553.
- Roulstone, Darren, Michael Drake, and Jake Thornock. “Investor Information Demand: Evidence from Google Search around Earnings Announcements.” Journal of Accounting Research. 50.4 (2012): 1,001-1,040.