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Brian White

Brian White
CBA 4M.232 (512-471-5619)
Additional Titles:
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor



Brian White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting. He holds degrees from Georgetown University, the University of Edinburgh, Manchester Business School, and the University of Illinois where he completed his PhD. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Brian spent ten years as co-owner and finance director for a privately-held chain of retail stores based in Liverpool, England. He teaches Financial Statement Analysis in the MBA, MPA and BBA programs, and his research focuses on judgment and decision-making in financial and managerial accounting.


W. Brooke elliott, Kristina Rennekamp, and Brian White. The Paradoxical Behavioral Effects of a Directional Goal on Investors' Risk Perceptions and Valuation Judgments. Journal of Behavioral Finance, forthcoming.
Greg Capps, Lisa Koonce, and Brian White. 2017. Example-Based Reasoning and Fact-Weighting Guidance in Accounting Standards. Contemporary Accounting Research 34(1), 582-600.
Shana Clor-Proell, Lisa Koonce, and Brian White. 2016. How Do Experienced Users Evaluate Hybrid Financial Instruments? Journal of Accounting Research 54(5), 1267-1296.
W. Elliott, Kristina Rennekamp, and Brian White. 2015. Does Concrete Language in Disclosures Increase Willingness to Invest? Review of Accounting Studies 20(2), 839-865.
W. Brooke Elliott, Jessen L. Hobson, and Brian White. 2015. Earnings Metrics, Information Processing, and Price Efficiency in Laboratory Markets. Journal of Accounting Research 53(3), 555-592.
Anne M. Farrell, Joshua O. Goh, and Brian White. 2014. The Effect of Performance-Based Incentive Contracts on System 1 and System 2 Processing in Affective Decision Contexts: fMRI and Behavioral Evidence. The Accounting Review 89(6), 1979-2010.
W. Brooke Elliott, Kevin E. Jackson, Mark E. Peecher, and Brian White. 2014. The Unintended Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Performance on Investors' Estimates of Fundamental Value. The Accounting Review 89(1), 275-302.

Professional Awards

CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors2016
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, ABO Section, AAA2013
Outstanding Manuscript Award, AAA ABO Section2012
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow2011
Victor Bernard Memorial Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2011
AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow2011
Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Fellowship, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2010

Teaching Awards

MBA Applause Award, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin2012
College of Business Alumni Association Excellence-in-Teaching Award2010
Fred H. Figge Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award in Accountancy2009