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Mark Bradshaw

professor & chairperson - accounting department

Mark Bradshaw

Fulton Hall 520
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.Acc., University of Georgia
B.B.A., University of Georgia, summa cum laude


Professor Mark Bradshaw's primary areas of research are financial accounting, financial analysts, financial reporting, and international accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.


  • 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 Research, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review, and the Journal of International Accounting Research.



  • 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 AnnouncementsInstitutional Investor Books:  2004.


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.