The Center

Welcome to The Center for Accounting Research and Education at the University of Notre Dame

Center Staff

Peter D. Easton, Academic Director, CARE


  • Notre Dame Alumni Professor of Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business
  • Principal, Navigant Economics
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Professor Easton's expertise in accounting and valuation is widely recognized by the academic research community and by the legal community. Professor Easton has been qualified as an expert witness in the Delaware Chancery Court and he has consulted on valuation issues for investment firms and accounting firms in Australia, the UK, and the USA.

Professor Easton holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. He holds a graduate degree from the University of New England and a PhD in Business Administration (majoring in accounting and finance) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Easton’s research on corporate valuation has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. Professor Easton has served as an Associate Editor for 11 leading accounting journals and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance. He is an Editor of the Review of Accounting Studies.

Professor Easton has held appointments at the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, Ohio State University, Macquarie University, the Australian Graduate School of Management, the University of Melbourne, and Nyenrode University. He is a member of the Scientific Council of CentER, Tilburg University and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching and in research. Professor Easton regularly teaches accounting analysis and security valuation to MBAs.

He, together with John Wilde, Mary Lea McAnally, and Robert Halsey, is author of "Financial Accounting for MBAs," now in its sixth publication; "Financial & Managerial Accounting for MBAs," authored with Robert Halsey, Mary Lea McAnally, Al Hartgraves and Wayne Morse is in its fourth edition; "Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation," authored with Mary Lea McAnally, Patricia Fairfield, Xiao-Jun Zhang and Robert Halsey is currently in its third edition; and "Estimating the Cost of Capital Implied by Market Prices and Accounting Data," was published in Foundations and Trends in Accounting in 2009.

Lorie Marsh, Program Manager, CARE

Lorie Marsh

Lorie Marsh joined the Center for Accounting Research and Education in January, 2005, and became the Center's Program Manager in September, 2005.

As program manager, Lorie is responsible for Center marketing and primary representation to faculty both inside and outside of Notre Dame and the United States through database creation and manipulation, scheduling conferences and workshops, as well as research assistance.

If you have research or teaching needs that you would like for the Center to address or assist with, please contact Lorie at: or by telephone, at: 574.631.4207.

Our Focus:

Encouraging and supporting young faculty by providing a venue to discuss and develop accounting research that:

  • Affects the way both undergraduate and graduate students are trained and educated
  • Affects the practice of accounting and the use of accounting information
  • Is relevant to accounting standard setters

The Objective:

To strengthen the bridges between accounting research, accounting education, and accounting practice.

The Vehicles:

  • Annual Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation Conference
  • Annual Midwest Accounting Research Conference
  • Development and Maintenance of Corporate Fraud and Bankruptcy Databases

Our Mission:

To support domestic and international faculty in the creation and dissemination of accounting knowledge.