Ryan Ball

Ryan Ball

  • Coopers and Lybrand, Norman E. Auerbach Assistant Professor of Accounting
Education
  • PhD University of North Carolina 2008
  • MBA University of North Carolina 2003
  • MS Ohio University 1998
  • BS Ohio University 1996

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 764-3175
Email
Room
R3362
Research

Ryan Ball is the Coopers and Lybrand, Norman E. Auerbach Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. His research focuses primarily on understanding how high-frequency economic activities affect and are affected by low-frequency accounting information using a mixed data sampling framework. He has applied this framework to a number of research topics including shareholder taxation, earnings recognition timeliness, real-time forecasts of corporate earnings, aspirational performance evaluation, and aggregate earnings as a macroeconomic leading indicator. His additional research focuses on the debt-contracting role of accounting information.  His studies have been published in Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Accounting Research. In addition to his research, Ryan has been recognized for his teaching at Michigan as a three-time recipient of the Ross Business School’s Neary Teaching Excellence Award as well as the first Ross faculty to receive the University of Michigan’s Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2016.

 

Previously, Ryan worked at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting where he taught an MBA elective course on accounting for mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, he worked as a structural engineer for Burgess and Niple, LTD in Cleveland, Ohio prior to earning his graduate degrees in business. Ryan holds a Ph.D. (2008) and a MBA (2003) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a MS in Structural Engineering (1998) and a BS in Civil Engineering (1996) from Ohio University.

 

 

 

Equity Cross-Listings in the U.S. and the Price of Debt

Authors
Ryan Ball, Luzi Hail and Florin Vasvari
Published Date
2018

Source

Review of Accounting Studies
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
385-421

Dissecting Earnings Recognition Timeliness

Authors
Ryan Ball
Published Date
2013

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
1099-1132

Does Anticipated Information Impose a Cost on Risk-Averse Investors? A Test of the Hirshleifer Effect

Authors
Ryan Ball
Published Date
2013

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
31-66

Discussion of 'Why Do EPS Forecast Error and Dispersion Not Vary with Scale?'

Authors
Ryan Ball
Published Date
2011

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
49
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
403-412
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