Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

  • Professor of Accounting
  • Clyne Crawford Teaching Fellow
  • Michael and Joan Sakkinen Faculty Fellow
  • Faculty Director Accounting PhD Program
Education
  • PhD University of North Carolina 2009
  • MAcc Brigham Young University 2005
  • BS Brigham Young University 2005

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-2842
Email
Room
R3360

Chris Williams is a Professor of Accounting and the Michael and Joan Sakkinen Faculty Fellow at the Ross School of Business. His research focuses on the role of accounting in debt contracting, banking and risk. His research has been published in top accounting and finance journals including Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Accounting Studies. He is currently the Faculty Director of the Accounting PhD program.    Chris received his PhD in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and both his Masters and Bachelors in accounting from Brigham Young University. 

What's My Style? Supply-side Determinants of Debt Covenant Inclusion

Authors
Ma, Z., Stice, D. and Williams, C.
Published Date
2022

Source

Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting
Volume: 
49
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
461-490

CDS Trading and Non-Relationship Lending Dynamics

Authors
Kang, J., Williams, C., Wittenberg-Moermon, R.
Published Date
2021

Source

Review of Accounting Studies
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
258-292

Information Overload and Disclosure Smoothing

Authors
Kimball Chapman, Nayana Reiter, Hal White and Christopher Williams
Published Date
2019

Source

Review of Accounting Studies
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1486-1522
Authors
Ma, Z., Stice, D. and Williams, C
Published Date
2019

Source

Journal of Financial Economics
Volume: 
133
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
379-396
Authors
Khan. U., Li, X., Williams, C., Wittenberg-Moermon, R.
Published Date
2019

Source

The Accounting Review
Volume: 
94
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
303-344

Effects on Comparability and Capital Market Benefits of Voluntary IFRS Adoption

Authors
Mary Barth, Wayne Landsman, Mark Lang, Christopher Williams
Published Date
2018

Source

Journal of Financial Reporting
Volume: 
3
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-22

The Informational Role of the Media in Private Lending

Authors
Robert Bushman, Christopher Williams, Regina Wittenberg-Moerman
Published Date
03/2017

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
55
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
115-152

Bank Competition: Measurement, Decision-Making and Risk-Taking

Authors
Robert Bushman, Bradley Hendricks, Christopher Williams
Published Date
06/2016

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
777-826

Asymmetric Responses to Good and Bad News: A Case for Ambiguity.

Authors
Christopher Williams
Published Date
03/2015

Source

The Accounting Review
Volume: 
90
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
785-817

Delayed Expected Loss Recognition and the Risk Profile of Banks

Authors
Robert Bushman, Christopher Williams
Published Date
06/2015

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
53
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
511

The Impact of Ambiguity on Managerial Investment and Cash Holdings

Authors
Monica Neamtiu, Nemit Shroff, Hal White, Christopher Williams
Published Date
09/2014

Source

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
Volume: 
41
Issue: 
7-8
Pages: 
1071-1099

Accounting Discretion, Loan Loss Provisioning, and Discipline of Banks' Risk-Taking

Authors
Robert Bushman, Christopher Williams
Published Date
08/2012

Source

Journal of Accounting & Economics
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-18

Are International Accounting Standards-based and US GAAP-based Accounting Amounts Comparable?

Authors
Mary Barth, Wayne Landsman, Mark Lang, Christopher Williams
Published Date
08/2012

Source

Journal of Accounting & Economics
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
68-93

Religious Social Norms and Corporate Financial Reporting

Authors
Scott Dyreng, William Mayew, Christopher Williams
Published Date
10/2012

Source

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
7-8
Pages: 
845-875
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