Associate Professor of Accounting Judson Caskey focuses on both empirical and modeling research in financial accounting, specifically on the role of accounting disclosures within the context of informed decision making. He analyzes the content of accounting disclosures and how that content is processed. His empirical research examines the information conveyed by financial reports and how investors use it.
Caskey began his academic career at UCLA Anderson, taught for three years at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and then returned to Anderson. What he likes most about UCLA is that “the people are very smart, very curious and very willing to engage in the exchange of ideas, which provides support for my own work and as well as an ability to support others, whether faculty or students. That type of cooperation is an inherent part of the UCLA Anderson culture.”
Caskey currently teaches a financial statement analysis elective that covers the interpretation and forecasting of financial statements, and valuation based on accounting fundamentals. He also teaches theoretical and empirical subjects in Anderson’s Ph.D. program, and is the director of UCLA’s Undergraduate Accounting Minor.
His current projects examine the disclosure and structure of lending arrangements, and how accounting information affects stock prices and multiples.
Financial Statement Analysis
Ph.D. Business Administration, 2006, University of Michigan
MBA with High Distinction, 2002, University of Michigan
B.A. Accounting with High Honors, 1995, Michigan State University