Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2011 Jason M. Rehhaut
During the financial crisis, many assets became illiquid and ceased trading on the open market, thus classifying them as level three assets. This study attempts to determine whether fair value asset disclosures, especially level three assets, were viewed by the market as valued correctly, given the amount of subjectivity involved. This paper will discuss prior literature on the topics of fair value accounting, various earnings quality measures, and corporate governance impact on fair value disclosures. Using models similar to prior papers, many of the coefficients of interest proved insignificant. However, the models improved when examining only the least credible firms.
Rehhaut, Jason M., "Past Financial Reporting Credibility: Does it Influence Market Perceptions of Fair Value Assets?" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. 287.