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Dr Ana Simpson

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Research interests

  • Accounting for intangibles
  • Executive compensation
  • Earnings management
  • Voluntary disclosure - incentives and consequences
  • Financial analysts


  • Simpson, A. (with V. Athanasakou), 2016,  "Investor Attention to Rounding as a Salient Forecast Feature", International Journal of Forecasting", Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 1212-1233.
  • Simpson, A., 2013, Does Investor Sentiment Affect Earnings Management?", Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 40, Issue 7-8, pp. 869-900.
  • Simpson, A (with E. Talmor and G. Livne), 2011, "Do Customer Acquisition Cost, Call Usage and Customer Retention matter in the Wireless industry", Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 38, Issue 3-4, pp.334-363.
  • Simpson, A., 2010, Discussion of the "Relevance of Accounting Information in a Stock Market Bubble: Evidence from Internet IPOs", Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol.37, Issue 3-4p, pp.322-331. 
  • Simpson, A., 2010, "Analysts' Use of Non-financial Information Disclosures", Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp.249-288.
  • Simpson, A., 2008, "Voluntary Disclosure of Advertising Expenditures", Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 404-436.

Working papers

  • Simpson, A. (with B. Jorgensen and S. Rock). “What a Difference a Day Makes (In Executive Compensation)”

  • Simpson, A. (with D. Oswald and P. Zarowin). “Capitalization vs Expensing and the Behaviour of R&D Expenditures”

  • Simpson, A. (with D. Oswald and P. Zarowin). “The Information Benefits of R&D Capitalization” 
  • Simpson, A. “Analysts’ industry knowledge”


  • Editorial Board Membership: Accounting and Business Research (Jan 2015 - present)




Ana_Simpson_cropped_photo for website

Contact information

Department of Accounting
Room OLD 3.31
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7232
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912

Email: a.simpson1@lse.ac.uk

Administrative contact

Justin Adams, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6542
Email: j.adams5@lse.ac.uk