Joy Begley

BCom (Otago), MS (Rochester), PhD (Rochester), CPA, CGA, CFA
Ronald L. Cliff Professor in Accounting
Faculty Member
Associate Professor, Accounting and Information Systems Division

Contact Information

Office Henry Angus 377
Tel (604) 822-8527

Research Interests

  • Empirical financial accounting
  • Defined benefit and defined contribution pensions
  • Use of accounting information to control agency problems
  • Empirical implications of the Feltham and Ohlson Valuation Model

Courses Taught in 2018-2019

  • Financial Statement Analysis (BCom)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (MBA)

Selected Recent Publications

  • "CEO Incentives and the Health of Defined Benefits Plans: co-authored with Sandra Chamberlain, Jenny (Li) Zhang and Shuo Wang, Review of Accounting Studies, 2015 Vol. 20, No. 3, pp 1013-1058
  • "The Relation Between Market Values, Earnings Forecasts, and Reported Earnings", co-authored with Gerald Feltham, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2002, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 1-48.
  • "Managers' Incentives to Manipulate Earnings in Management Buyout Contests: An Examination of How Corporate Governance and Market Mechanisms Mitigate Earnings Management", co-authored with Sarah Peck and Tim Eaton. Journal of Forensic Accounting, December 2003.
  • "The Changing Role of Accounting Numbers in Public Lending Agreements", co-authored with Ruth Freedman, Accounting Horizons, June 2004, Vol 18, No. 2, pp. 81-96.
  • "Modelling Goodwill for Banks: A Residual Income Approach with Empirical Tests", co-authored with Sandra Chamberlain and Yinghua Li, Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring 2006, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 31-68.

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