Darren Bernard

Assistant Professor of Accounting

BSB (Minnesota) PhD (Washington)

Dr. Darren Bernard’s research focuses on the interplay of product market competition and financial reporting decisions. His work examines the effects of product market characteristics on inter-firm information acquisition and the role of financial statement disclosures in facilitating strategic product market and financing behaviours. His research interests extend to several other topics, including the effects of direct stock ownership on dimensions of public company performance and the effects of transparency on the flow of funds in related asset markets.

Masters in Finance

  • MIFFT & MIFPT Preparatory Accounting Module
  • MIFFT & MIFPT Financial Accounting & Analysis


Information flows among rivals and corporate investment

Bernard D; Blackburne T; Thornock J

Journal of Financial Economics 2019 Online first


Investor behavior and the benefits of direct stock ownership

Bernard D; Cade NL; Hodge F

Journal of Accounting Research 2018 Vol 56:2 p 431-466

Size management by European private firms to minimize proprietary costs of disclosure

Bernard D; Burgstahler D; Kaya D

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2018 Vol 66:1 p 94-122


Is the risk of product market predation a cost of disclosure?

Bernard D

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2016 Vol 62:2-3 p 305-325

Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.


Core courses

  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Prep Accounting