Sandra Chamberlain

BS (Berkeley), MBA (Chicago), PhD (Chicago), CPA, CMA (British Columbia)
CPA Chair in Accounting
Faculty Member
Associate Professor, Accounting and Information Systems Division

Contact Information

Office Henry Angus 375
Tel (604) 822-8531

Research Interests

  • Accounting and the economics of
  • Valuation of publicly traded firms using accounting information
  • Accounting and contracting
  • Earnings quality
  • Accounting for Financial Institutions

Courses Taught in 2018-2019

  • Accounting for Management Control and Incentives (BCom)

Selected Recent Publications

  • "CEO Incentives and the Health of Defined Benefits Plans", Review of Accounting Studies, 2015 Vol 20, No.3, pp 1013-1058, co-authored with Joy Begley, Shuo Yang, and Jenny Li Zhang.
  • "The Effect of Bank Ownership Changes on Subsidiary-Level Earnings" Bank Mergers and Acquisitions edited by Yakov Amihud and Geoffrey Miller, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1998 (137-172).
  • "Capital Shocks and Merger Activity in the Property-Liability Insurance Industry" Journal of Risk and Insurance, 65 (No 4 1998): 563-595 with Sharon Tennyson.
  • "Determinants of the Time-Series of Earnings and Implications for Earnings Quality", co-authored with Regina Anctil, Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 2005, pp. 31-68.
  • "Modeling Goodwill for Banks: A Residual Income Approach With Empirical Tests", co-authored with Joy Begley and Yinghua Li, Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 23, Spring 2006, pp. 483-517.

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