Ron Kasznik, PhD
Ron Kasznik is Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Professor Kasznik joined the Stanford Business School in 1995 after receiving his PhD in Accounting from the University of California at Berkeley.
Professor Kasznik specializes in financial accounting and its interactions with the capital markets. Specifically, his research investigates the strategic use of accounting and financial information by market participants, particularly firm managers. Within this broad area, he focuses primarily on issues related to the disclosure of financial and non-financial (intangibles) information, the determinants and outcomes of management’s voluntary disclosures, incentives to manage reported earnings, and the disclosure and reporting effects of stock options compensation. Professor Kasznik’s research contributes to many contemporary financial reporting issues, such as the accounting treatment of employee stock options and the effect of executive compensation plans on financial accounting and disclosure. Professor Kasznik teaches several Financial Accounting classes as well as a course on “Mergers and Acquisitions”. Professor Kasznik has received several teaching awards, including the Sloan Teaching Excellence Award in 2001, 2003, and 2005, and a number of faculty other awards.