Mendoza School of Business

Hal White

Faculty Director of the Undergraduate Research Program, Vincent and Rose Lizzadro Professor of Accountancy
  389C Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Awards

Hal White is the Vincent and Rose Lizzadro Professor of Accountancy. Before joining Mendoza in 2019, he spent five years at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, and six years at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he taught in both undergraduate and graduate (Masters and PhD) programs. Before entering academia, Professor White worked in public accounting as an auditor in the late 1990s, first with Deloitte & Touche LLP, then with Pearce, Beville, Leesburg and Moore LLP. Professor White's research focuses broadly on corporate disclosure. In particular, his research includes assessing the quality of financial reports, disclosure externalities, disclosure regulation, and managerial signaling. He also examines the impact of recent innovations in information technology on firm communications.

Ph D, Penn State University
MBA, University Of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
BS, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Editorial Boards
Associate Editor
Journal of Accounting and Economics
January 1, 2021

Editorial Board Member
The Accounting Review
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2020

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Financial Reporting
July 1, 2015 - July 1, 2018

"Spillover Effects of Mandatory Portfolio Disclosures on Corporate Investment", (With Nemit Shroff, Jalal Sani), Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2023

"Private Disclosure and Myopia: Evidence from the JOBS Act", (With Badryah Alhusaini, Kimball Chapman), Review of Accounting Studies, 2022

"Investor Relations, Engagement, and Shareholder Activism", (With Kimball Chapman, Jed Neilson, Greg Miller), The Accounting Review, 2022

"Information overload and disclosure smoothing", (With Kimball Chapmand, Nayana Reiter, Chris Williams), Review of Accounting Studies, 2019

"Disclosure when competing firms have common ownership", (With Jihwon Park, Jalai Sani, Nemit Shroff), Journal of Accounting and Economics, April-May 2019, 2019

"Investor relations and information assimilation", (With Kimball Chapman, Greg Miller), The Accounting Review, 2019

"Real effects of the audit choice", (With Asad Kauser, Nemit Shroff), Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2016

"Common auditors in M&A transactions", (With Ye Cai, Yongtae Kim, Jong Park), Journal of Accounting and Economics, Feburary 2016, 2016

"Initial evidence on the market impact of XBRL mandate", (With Elizabeth Blankespoor, Brian Miller), Review of Accounting Studies, 2014

"Management forcast quality and capital investment decisions", (With Theodore Goodman, Monica Neamtiu, Nemit Schroff), The Accounting Review, 2014

"The role of dissemination in market liquidity: Evidence from firms' use of Twitter", (With E. Blankespoor, Gregory Miller), The Accounting Review, 2014

"Voluntary disclosure and information asymmetry: Evidence from the 2005 Securities Offering Reform", (With Nemit Shroff, Amy Sun, Weining Zhang), Journal of Accounting Research, 2013

"Externalities of public firm presence: Evidence from private firms' investment decisions", (With Brad Badertscher, Nemit Shroff), Journal of Financial Economics, 2013

"Insider trading after repurchase tender offer announcements: Timing versus informed selling", (With Henock Louis, Amy Sun), Financial Management, 2010

"Investor perceptions of board performance: Evidence from uncontested director elections", (With Paul Fischer, Jeff Gramlich, Brian Miller), Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2009

"Do managers intentionally use repurchase tend offers to signal private information? Evidence from firm financial reporting discretion", (With Henock Louis), Journal of Financial Economics, 2007

"Excellence in Refereeing Award", Journal of Accounting Research, 2022

"Excellence in Refereeing Award", Journal of Accounting Research, 2021

"Best Paper Award", AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section , 2017