Faculty Directory

Mark Bradshaw






  • 2011 American Swiss Foundation Young Leader Conference Class of 2011
  • 2005-2006 Harvard Business School Berol Corporation Fellow
  • 2003 Harvard Business School Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2002 Harvard Business School Robert F. Greenhill Award
  • 2001 American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award ("How Do Analysts Use Their Earnings Forecasts in Generating Stock Recommendations?")

Professor Bradshaw is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Accounting and Economics and Management Science. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting ResearchReview of Accounting StudiesThe Accounting Review, and the Journal of International Accounting Research.


Selected Publications


  • Bradshaw, M.T., Alan G. Huang and Hongping Tan, “Analyst Target Prices and Forecast Accuracy around the World.”  Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting Research.
  • Bradshaw, M.T., Guanmin Liao and Mark Ma, “Agency Costs and Tax Planning when the Government is a Major Shareholder.”  Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting & Economics.
  • Bradshaw, Mark T., Theodore E. Christensen, Kurt H. Gee, and Benjamin C. Whipple, “Investor Preference and Manager Motivation for Non-GAAP Earnings: Correcting for Measurement Error in Empirical Research.” Journal of Accounting & Economics, August 2018, Vol. 55, Iss. 1,46-66.
  • Bradshaw, Mark T., Yonca Ertimur, and Patricia O’Brien, “Financial Analysts and Their Contribution to Well-Functioning Capital Markets.” Foundations and Trends in Accounting: 2017, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 119-191.
  • Bradshaw, Mark T., Lian Fen Lee and Kyle Peterson, “The Interactive Role of Difficulty and Incentives in Explaining the Annual Earnings Forecast Walkdown.” The Accounting Review, July 2016, Vol. 91, No. 4, pp. 995-1021.


  • With James Wahlen and Stephen Baginski, “Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Valuation: A Strategic Perspective.” Seventh Edition, South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009.
  • With Brian Bruce, “Analysts, Lies, and Statistics: Cutting through the Hype in Corporate Earnings Announcements.” Institutional Investor Books:  2004.

Professional Activities

Prior to Boston College, Professor Bradshaw taught at the University of Chicago Booth Business School (2008-2009) and the Harvard Business School (2000-2008).

From 1988 to 1994, Professor Bradshaw was employed as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta, GA. His primary clients included Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, The Southern Company, Institute of Nuclear Power Operators, Augusta National Golf Club, and The Masters Tournament.