John D. Kepler

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Assistant Professor of Accounting

655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305-5015

United States

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

Undisclosed SEC Investigations

Management Science, Forthcoming, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2020
Oregon State University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Washington Foster School of Business and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 1,171 (23,602)
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SEC investigations, private information, managerial opportunism, insider trading, accounting fraud

2.

Strategic Reactions in Corporate Tax Planning

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 23 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2019
Chris Armstrong, Stephen Glaeser and John D. Kepler
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Accounting Area and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 1,098 (25,882)
Citation 14

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Corporate Income Tax; Tax Planning; Industry Competition; Strategic Interaction; Tax Havens; Difference-In-Differences; Partially-Overlapping Groups; Reflection Problem

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Audit Process, Private Information, and Insider Trading

Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 18-85, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2021
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Accounting and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 1,092 (26,064)
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audit opinions, audit process, audit report, private information, insider trading, opportunism

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The Role of Executive Cash Bonuses in Providing Individual and Team Incentives

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2018
Wayne R. Guay, John D. Kepler and David Tsui
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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executive compensation, managerial incentives, pay-performance sensitivity

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Accounting Quality and the Transmission of Monetary Policy

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2020
Chris Armstrong, Stephen Glaeser and John D. Kepler
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Accounting Area and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 780 (41,824)
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monetary policy, federal funds rate, balance sheet channel, accounting quality, financial reporting, information asymmetry, agency conflicts, event study, financial intermediation

6.

Private Communication among Competitors and Public Disclosure

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2021
John D. Kepler
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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private communication, public disclosure, strategic alliances, coordination role of disclosure

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Human Capital Disclosure: What Do Companies Say About Their 'Most Important Asset'?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 May 2021
Equilar, Equilar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Equilar
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Corporate governance, human capital management, HCM, incentives systems, disclosure, diversity, SEC, disclosure, talent development, metrics, employee satisfaction, engagement, safety, compensation, annual bonus, long-term incentives, corporate governance research

8.

The Evolution of Empirical Methods in Accounting Research and the Growth of Quasi-Experiments

Number of pages: 109 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago -- Booth School of Business and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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Governance of Corporate Insider Equity Trades

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-81 (2020)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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CEO compensation, CEO pay, insider trading, insider trading policy, 10b5-1 plans, approval of executive stock transactions, board of directors, blackout window, general counsel approval, suspicious, corporate governance research

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Supply Constraints and Directors’ Reputational Incentives

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2021
Chris Armstrong, John D. Kepler, Shawn Shi and David Tsui
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 450 (84,225)
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Board of directors; director incentives; career concerns; director labor market; principal-agent; corporate governance

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Stealth Acquisitions and Product Market Competition

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 30 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
John D. Kepler, Vic Naiker and Christopher R. Stewart
Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Melbourne - Faculty of Business and Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust, Rivals, Product Market Competition

12.

Cost Shielding in Executive Bonus Plans

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 21 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2021
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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executive compensation, cost shielding, managerial incentives, performance measurement, bonus contracts, agency theory

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Creditor Control Rights and Executive Bonus Plans

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 19 Jan 2022
Chris Armstrong, John D. Kepler, Chongho Kim and David Tsui
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Stanford Graduate School of Business, New York University and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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bonus plans, control rights, creditors, executive compensation, managerial incentives

14.

Theory, Research Design Assumptions, and Causal Inferences

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Vol. 66, No. 2-3, 2018
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Jul 2019
Chris Armstrong and John D. Kepler
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 212 (187,022)
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Causal inference; quasi-natural experiments; disclosure theory

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Quality Transparency and Healthcare Competition

Number of pages: 62
Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Healthcare, dialysis treatment, competition, transparency

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Firm Boundaries and Voluntary Disclosure

Number of pages: 47
Columbia Business School - Accounting, Business Law & Taxation, Stanford Graduate School of Business, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics and Bocconi University
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