- William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow
Dr. Davidson’s research interests are in corporate governance, with a focus on executive behavior and misconduct. His research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Quantitative and Financial Analysis, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He has received research grants from The Institute for Fraud Prevention, The Fama-Miller Center, and The Initiative on Global Markets.
Dr. Davidson currently teaches a capital markets PhD seminar. Prior to joining VT, he taught in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Georgetown University and The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Davidson earned his PhD and MBA at The University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.
- Davidson, R.H. and Pirinsky, C., The deterrent effect of insider trading enforcement actions. Forthcoming The Accounting Review.
- Davidson, R.H., Who did it matters: Executive equity compensation and financial reporting fraud. Forthcoming Journal of Accounting and Economics.
- Davidson, R.H., Dey, A. and Smith, A., 2020. Executives' legal records and the deterrent effect of corporate governance. Contemporary Accounting Research, 37(3), pp.1444-1474.
- Davidson, R.H. and Pirinsky, C., 2019. Attitudes toward noncompliance and the demand for external financing. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 54(2), pp.967-991.
- Davidson, R.H., Dey, A. and Smith, A.J., 2019. CEO materialism and corporate social responsibility. The Accounting Review, 94(1), pp.101-126.
- Bushman, R.M., Davidson, R.H., Dey, A. and Smith, A., 2018. Bank CEO materialism: Risk controls, culture and tail risk. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 65(1), pp.191-220.
- Davidson, R., Dey, A. and Smith, A., 2015. Executives'“off-the-job” behavior, corporate culture, and financial reporting risk. Journal of Financial Economics, 117(1), pp.5-28.