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


  • With Larry D. Brown and Kelly Huang, “Do Sell-Side Analysts Exhibit Differential Target Price Forecasting Ability?”  Forthcoming, Review of Accounting Studies.
  • With Michael Drake, James Myers and Linda Myers, “A Re-examination of Analysts’ Superiority Over Time-Series Forecasts.”  Forthcoming, Review of Accounting Studies.
  • “Analyst Information Processing, Financial Regulation, and Academic Research.”  The Accounting Review, July 2009, Vol. 84, No. 4, 1073-1083.


  • 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.