Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou

Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Department of Accounting

+44 (0)20 7107 5303
Room No
OLD 2.20
Office Hours
By appointment
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About me


Research interests

  • Earnings management and earnings quality
  • Expectations management
  • Voluntary disclosure 
  • The impact of accounting and market regulation on capital markets and intermediaries
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance 

Other web pages


  • Investor attention to rounding as a salient forecast feature (with A. Simpson) 2016 International Journal of Forecasting 
  • The perceived credibility of forward-looking performance disclosures (with K. Hussainey) (2014) Accounting and Business Research 4(3), 227-259
  • The market reward for achieving analyst earnings expectations: does managing expectations or earnings matter? (with N.C. Strong and M. Walker) (2011) Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 38 (1/2), 58-94
  • The association between classificatory and inter-temporal smoothing: Evidence from the UK's FRS3' (with N.C. Strong and M. Walker) (2010) International Journal of Accounting 45 (2), 224-257
  • Discussion of 'The impact of dual class structure on earnings management activities' (2010) Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting 37 (3/4), 486-494
  • Earnings management or forecast guidance to meet analyst expectations? (with N.C. Strong and M. Walker) (2009) Accounting and Business Research 39 (1), 3–35
  • Classificatory Income Smoothing: the impact of a change in regime of reporting financial performance (with N.C. Strong and M. Walker) (2007) Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 26 (4), 387-435
  • Understanding the earnings reporting practices of UK firms and their interactions with analysts' earnings forecasts (with Y.S. Choi, S. Lin, M. Walker, and S. Young) (2008) ICAEW Briefing (Centre for Business Performance)

Working papers

  • ‘Earnings quality and corporate governance’ (with Per Olsson) Read here
  • ‘Changes in CEO Stock Option Grants: A look at the numbers’ (with Lisa Goh and Daniel Ferreira) Read here
  • ‘Asymmetric information flows’ (with Norman Strong and Martin Walker) Read here
  • ‘Annual Report Management Commentary Articulating Strategy and Business Model: Measure and Impact’ (with Mahmoud El-Haj, Paul Rayson, Martin Walker and Steven Young) Read here
  • ‘Earnings quality and the value premium’ (with George Athanassakos)
  • ‘Annual report disclosures and the cost of equity capital: Non-linear evidence for the UK’ (with Florian Eugster, Thomas Schleicher and Martin Walker) 

Appointments conferences and funding

Appointments  Editorial Board membership

  • Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 
  • Accounting and Business Research


Co-organiser of the LSE/MBS conference (2007 - 2013) 

Externally funded projects

  • ESRC/ICAEW 'Understanding the influences of Financial Reporting, Corporate Disclosures and Financial Media on the Corporate Financial Information Environment' undertaken jointly with Manchester Business School and Lancaster University  http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cfie/