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Robert Eskew

Robert Eskew

Emeritus Professor of Management
Accounting

Professor Eskew teaches Intermediate Accounting in the School's professional accounting program, and financial and managerial accounting in the School's master's programs. Before coming to Purdue in 1976, he was employed at Western Electric Co. and at Xerox Corp., and he was also an officer in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. He has served as a visiting faculty member at Stanford University, as an assistant professor at the University of Iowa, and as the Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission. Among his current research interests are security returns, security risk, and accounting data. Professor Eskew's publication credits include several articles for the Journal of Finance, The Accounting Review, Financial Accounting, and five editions of a textbook for McGraw-Hill. He is a member of the American Accounting Association.

Journal Articles

  • Eskew, R. (1979). The Forecasting Ability of Accounting Risk Measures: Some Additional Evidence. Accounting Review, vol. 54 (1), 107-18.
  • Eskew, R. (1978). An Examination of The Association between Accounting and Share Price Data in The Extractive Petroleum Industry: A Reply. Accounting Review, vol. 53 (1), 240-46.
  • Eskew, R., & Wright, W. (1976). An Empirical Analysis of Differential Capital Market Reactions to Extraordinary Accounting Items. Journal of Finance, vol. 31 (2), 651-74.
  • Eskew, R. (1975). An Examination of The Association between Accounting and Share Price Data in The Extractive Petroleum Industry. Accounting Review, vol. 5 (2), 316-24.

Books

  • Eskew, R., & Jenson, D. (1996). Financial Accounting; Financial Accounting. McGraw-Hill, vol. 5th

Contact

eskew@purdue.edu

Area(s) of Expertise

Accounting, Business Accounting