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Eric Horne

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Curriculum Vitae

Academic and Research Interests

My research focuses on the determinants and consequences of financial reporting quality. My current work examines the relationship between financial misrepresentation and other forms of corporate misconduct and the usefulness of accounting information in debt contracting. My interests extend to reputation, managerial credibility, linguistic disclosure, and the influence on disclosure of political financing, lobbying, and corporate social responsibility.

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced), Financial Statement Analysis, Auditing

Working Papers

  • "Financial reporting quality and violations of trust in repeated interactions with non-shareholders" (Dissertation)

Research in Progress

  • "Causes and consequences of covenant-lite lending" (with Peter Demerjian and Keehea Moon)
  • "Ethics training requirements for CPA licensure" (with Sonja Pippin and Janet Vreeland)

Courses Taught

  • Financial Accounting - Undergraduate level


  • 2017 AAA Western Region Doctoral Student Faculty Interchange
    • University of Washington
  • 2016 AAA Annual Meeting (Discussant)
    • University of Washington
  • 2014 University of Washington


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting), University of Washington, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Honors College, Washington State University, 2000
    • International emphasis in Russian language and literature
    • Thesis: "On Hilary Putnam's Theory of Linguistic Meaning"

Professional Certifications


  • 2017 Excellence in Reviewing Award, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting
  • 2017 PhD Program Teaching Award, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
  • 2013-2017 Wayne and Anne Gittinger Fellowship, University of Washington
  • 2000 Potter Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Washington State University