David Farber

Dr. David Farber

Paul L. Foster and Alejandra de la Vega Foster Distinguished Chair
in International Business
Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Information Systems Department
College Of Business Administration 252
(915) 747-7737


Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance


David B. Farber is Professor of Accounting and holds the Paul L. Foster and Alejandra de la Vega Foster Distinguished Chair in International Business. He earned his PhD from Cornell University and has previously held academic positions at Michigan State University, the University of Missouri, and McGill University. Professor Farber's research focuses on causes and consequences of accounting information quality, including the roles of board structure and compensation. His recent research has examined how managerial ability impacts accounting disclosures and information asymmetry, as well as whether stock option expensing matters to capital market participants. Professor Farber's research has appeared in top-tier journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review and has served on the editorial board Contemporary Accounting Research. In 2010, Professor Farber's paper titled "Restoring Trust after Fraud: Does Corporate Governance Matter?" received the Best Paper Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. Professor Farber has previously taught courses on auditing, intermediate accounting, introductory financial accounting, corporate governance, and financial accounting theory. Prior to entering academe, Professor Farber worked as an auditor and consultant for Deloitte, was a controller for a manufacturing company, and operated his own accounting practice.


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