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Gordon D. Richardson

Gordon D. Richardson

Gordon D. Richardson

KPMG Professor of Accounting
Professor of Accounting


PhD, Cornell University
MBA, York University
BA, University of Toronto




Gordon Richardson is a Professor of Accounting. He was Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research from 2001-2006, one of the top five academic accounting journals in the world. An Honorary Professor of the University of Queensland Business School since 2004, he enjoys an international reputation as a leading scholar in academic accounting. In 2004, he delivered the prestigious Wei Lun Visiting Professor Public lecture in Hong Kong. In 2008, he gave a public address as part of the Korean Accounting Association Distinguished Professor Seminar Series. In 2007, in recognition of his research achievements, he was awarded the Haim Falk Award.

Academic Positions

  • 2002 - present

    Full Professor , University of Toronto

  • 2001-2006

    Editor, Contemporary Accounting Research

  • 1989-2002

    Chaired Full Professor, University of Waterloo

  • 1987-1989

    Associate Professor, McMaster University

  • 1983-1987

    Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Selected Publications - Papers

Featured Work

Dr. Richardson is a capital markets researcher and has over 40 publications in peer reviewed academic journals. In 2006, he published an influential paper in Contemporary Accounting Research which deals with securitizations. He has published several articles related to environmental accounting and he is currently working on a project involving the European carbon emissions cap and trade system. He has also conducted research in the area of the valuation of private companies and the Private Company Discount, the usefulness of internal control disclosures mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley, the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on the valuation of private companies, and the impact of voluntary disclosures on firm valuation. He specializes in accounting based valuation models and the value relevance for investors of financial statements.