On the value relevance of asymmetric financial reporting policies

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Abstract

This paper considers an overlapping generations model where investors trade in a firm's stock. Investment risk is partly determined by the volatility of the stock price at which current investors can sell their shares to the next generation of investors. It is shown that asymmetric reporting of good and bad news is value relevant as it affects the allocation of risk among future generations of shareholders.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1297-1321
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Accounting Research
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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