Pope, Peter

Professor Peter Pope  


Position held

Professor of Accounting


Non LSE positions held

European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management

Honorary Professor


Institute for Quantitative Investment Research

Academic Coordinator


Experience keywords:

equities valuation; financial accounting; financial reporting; fundamental analysis; investment management; portfolio management; quantitative investing; risk

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Banking; Consultancy; Financial Services; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7849 4925

LSE email:




Aretz, Kevin and Pope, Peter F. (2018) Real options models of the firm, capacity overhang, and the cross-section of stock returns Journal of Finance, 73 (3). 1363-1415. ISSN 0022-1082


Florou, Annita and Kosi, Urska and Pope, Peter F. (2017) Are international accounting standards more credit relevant than domestic standards? Accounting and Business Research, 47 (1). 1-29. ISSN 0001-4788


Konstantinidi, Theodosia and Kraft, Arthur and Pope, Peter F. (2016) Asymmetric persistence and the market pricing of accruals and cash flows Abacus, 52 (1). 140-165. ISSN 0001-3072


Konstantinidi, Theodosia and Pope, Peter F. (2015) Forecasting risk in earnings Contemporary Accounting Research. ISSN 0823-9150


Amiraslani, Hami and Iatridis, George E. and Pope, Peter (2013) Accounting for asset impairment: a test for IFRS compliance across Europe Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research (CeFARR), London, UK.

Aretz, Kevin and Pope, Peter (2013) Common factors in default risk across countries and industries European Financial Management, 19 (1). 108-152. ISSN 1354-7798


Florou, Annita and Pope, Peter (2012) Mandatory IFRS adoption and institutional investment decisions Accounting Review, 87 (6). 1993-2025. ISSN 0001-4826

Clatworthy, Mark A. and Peel, David A. and Pope, Peter (2012) Are analysts' loss functions asymmetric? Journal of Forecasting, 31 (8). 736-756. ISSN 0277-6693


Pope, Peter and McLeay, Stuart J. (2011) The European IFRS experiment: objectives, research challenges and some early evidence Accounting and Business Research, 41 (3). 233-266. ISSN 0001-4788

Aretz, Kevin and Bartram, Söhnke M. and Pope, Peter (2011) Asymmetric loss functions and the rationality of expected stock returns International Journal of Forecasting, 27 (2). 413-437. ISSN 0169-2070


Pope, Peter (2010) Bridging the gap between accounting and finance British Accounting Review, 42 (2). 88-102. ISSN 0890-8389

Aretz, Kevin and Bartram, Söhnke M. and Pope, Peter (2010) Macroeconomic risks and characteristic-based factor models Journal of Banking and Finance, 34 (6). 1383-1399. ISSN 0378-4266


Ashton, David and Beattie, Vivien and Broadbent, Jane and Brooks, Chris and Draper, Paul and Ezzamel, Mahmoud and Gwilliam, David and Hodgkinson, Robert and Hoskin, Keith and Pope, Peter and Stark, Andrew (2009) British research in accounting and finance (2001–2007): the 2008 research assessment exercise British Accounting Review, 41 (4). 199-207. ISSN 0890-8389

Alves, Paulo and Pope, Peter and Young, Steven (2009) Cross‐border information transfers: evidence from profit warnings issued by European firms Accounting and Business Research, 39 (5). 449-472. ISSN 0001-4788


Pope, Peter and Florou, Annita (2008) Are boards and institutional investors active monitors? evidence from CEO dismissal Managerial Auditing Journal, 9 (23). 862-872. ISSN 0268-6902


Clatworthy, Mark A. and Peel, David A. and Pope, Peter (2007) Evaluating the properties of analysts’ forecasts: a bootstrap approach British Accounting Review, 39 (1). 3-13. ISSN 0890-8389

Singh, Ashni K. and Gore, Pelham and Pope, Peter (2007) Earnings management and the distribution of earnings relative to targets: UK evidence Accounting and Business Research, 37 (2). 123-149. ISSN 0001-4788

McMeeking, Kevin P. and Peasnell, Ken V. and Pope, Peter (2007) The effect of large audit firm mergers on audit pricing in the UK Accounting and Business Research, 37 (4). 301-319. ISSN 0001-4788


Landsman, Wayne R. and Peasnell, Ken V. and Pope, Peter and Yeh, Shu (2006) Which approach to accounting for employee stock options best reflects market pricing? Review of Accounting Studies, 11 (2-3). 203-245. ISSN 1380-6653

Choi, Young-Soo and O'Hanlon, John F. and Pope, Peter (2006) Conservative accounting and linear information valuation models Contemporary Accounting Research, 23 (1). 73-101. ISSN 0823-9150

McMeeking, K. P. and Peasnell, K. V. and Pope, Peter (2006) The determinants of the UK Big Firm premium Accounting and Business Research, 36 (3). 207-231. ISSN 0001-4788


Pope, Peter and Wang, Pengguo (2005) Earnings components, accounting bias and equity valuation Review of Accounting Studies, 10 (4). 387-407. ISSN 1380-6653

Pope, Peter (2005) Discussion—accruals, accounting-based valuation models, and the prediction of equity values Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 20 (4). 347-354. ISSN 0148-558X

Peasnell, K.V. and Pope, Peter and Young, S. (2005) Board monitoring and earnings management: do outside directors influence abnormal accruals? Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 32 (7-8). 1311-1346. ISSN 0306-686X


Dixon, Mark J. and Pope, Peter (2004) The value of statistical forecasts in the UK association football betting market International Journal of Forecasting, 20 (4). 697-711. ISSN 0169-2070


Al-Horani, A. and Pope, Peter and Stark, A. W. (2003) Research and development activity and expected returns in the United Kingdom European Finance Review, 1 (7). 27-46. ISSN 1382-6662

Pope, Peter and Wang, Pengguo (2003) Discussion of positive (zero) NPV projects and the behaviour of residual earnings Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 30 (1-2). 17-24. ISSN 1468-5957

Peasnell, Kenneth V. and Pope, Peter and Young, Steven (2003) Managerial equity ownership and the demand for outside directors European Financial Management, 9 (2). 231-250. ISSN 1354-7798

Pope, Peter (2003) Discussion of disclosure practices, enforcement of accounting standards, and analysts' forecast accuracy: an international study Journal of Accounting Research, 41 (2). 273-283. ISSN 0021-8456

Lindsay, Steven W. and Pope, Peter and Young, Steven (2003) Stock market reaction to the appointment of outside directors Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 30 (3-4). 351-382. ISSN 0306-686X


Pope, Peter (2001) Discussion of the relation between incremental subsidiary earnings and future stock returns in Japan Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 28 (9-10). 1109-1113. ISSN 0306-686X

Peasnell, K. V. and Pope, Peter and Young, S. (2001) The characteristics of firms subject to adverse rulings by the Financial Reporting Review Panel Accounting and Business Research, 31 (4). 291-311. ISSN 0001-4788


Poon, Ser-Huang and Pope, Peter (2000) Trading volatility spreads: a test of index option market efficiency European Financial Management, 6 (2). 235-260. ISSN 1354-7798

Peasnell, K.V. and Pope, Peter and Young, S. (2000) Accrual management to meet earnings targets: did Cadbury make a difference British Accounting Review, 32 (4). 415-445. ISSN 0890-8389

Peasnell, K. V. and Pope, Peter and Young, S. (2000) Detecting earnings management using cross-sectional abnormal accruals models Accounting and Business Research, 30 (4). 313-326. ISSN 0001-4788


Pope, Peter and Walker, Martin (1999) International differences in the timeliness, conservatism, and classification of earnings Journal of Accounting Research, 37 (Suppl.). 53-87. ISSN 0021-8456

O'Hanlon, John F. and Pope, Peter (1999) The value relevance of UK dirty surplus accounting flows British Accounting Review, 31 (4). 459-482. ISSN 0890-8389


Yadav, Pradeep K. and Pope, Peter (1994) Stock index futures mispricing: profit opportunities or risk premia? Journal of Banking and Finance, 18 (5). 921-953. ISSN 0378-4266

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2008 Best Paper Award by Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, American Accounting Association Institute for Quantitative Investment Research, Best Paper Prize, 2000 British Accounting Review, Best Paper Prize, 1999 Q-Group/Institute for Quantitative Investment Research World Cup Award for Investment Innovation, 1997 Chicago Board of Trade, Prize for Outstanding Paper in Futures and Options, 1993

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