Annette Beatty

Deloitte & Touche Chair of Accounting

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Professor Beatty’s research focuses on the economic effects of accounting. She is especially interested in the importance of accounting in debt contracting and in bank capital regulation. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting & Economics and as a member of the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.

She is the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Industry Center Fellowship and a member of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. She has served as the president of the American Accounting Association Financial Reporting Section and is a recipient of their Dissertation Supervision award.

Doctoral students for whom she has served as thesis chair hold faculty positions at MIT, Harvard, Southern Methodist University, the University of Toronto, Penn State, Grand Valley State and the Ohio State University.


  • American Accounting Association Financial Accounting Reporting Section  Best Dissertation Supervision Award, 2010

Areas of Expertise



  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MBA, The University of Chicago
  • AB, The University of Chicago


  • ACCTMIS 4998H - Research

    Special topics research in accounting and/or management information systems; research evaluated through papers, thesis, and/or special examinations. Prereq: A grade of B or above in 3201H, or permission of Honors Accounting Director. Not open to students with credit for 783H. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is progress graded.

  • ACCTMIS 8890 - Doctoral Seminar in Accounting Topics

    Doctoral seminar in Selected Accounting Topics. Prereq: Enrollment in AcctMIS PhD program. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.