Karel Hrazdil

Associate Professor, Accounting
Area Coordinator
B. Comm., University of Alberta, PhD, University of Alberta, CPA, CGA (British Columbia)

Burnaby Room: WMC 3361
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.6790

Email Address: kha18@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Associate professor of accounting Karel Hrazdil, who joined the Beedie School of Business in August 2007, comes from a long family line of professors. Originally from the Czech Republic, Hrazdil moved to Canada in 1997 to complete his education, graduating with a PhD in accounting from the University of Alberta (UA) in 2007. He enjoys teaching as well as researching financial accounting and reporting in capital markets. A sports enthusiast, Hrazdil enjoys Judo (holds a black belt), scuba diving (PADI Divemaster), and skiing. He also regularly competes in tournaments in Racketlon, which combines the four most popular racquet sports in a single match (table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis).

Specialization and Research Interests

Price formation process (market microstructure); Industry classification; Financial reporting quality

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil; Kim Trottier

On the efficiency of intra-industry information transfers: The dilution of the overreaction anomaly

2015 | Journal of Banking & Finance. 60(November): 153-167

Karel Hrazdil; Kim Trottier; Ray Zhang

An intra- and inter-industry evaluation of three classification scheme common in capital market research

2014 | Applied Economics. 46(17): 2021-2033

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil; Kim Trottier

Industry classification and the efficiency of intra-industry information transfers

2014 | American Journal of Business. 29(1): 95-111

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil

Speed of convergence to market efficiency in the ETFs market

2013 | Managerial Finance. 39(5): 457-475

Karel Hrazdil; Thomas Scott

The role of industry classification in estimating discretionary accruals

2013 | Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting. 40(1): 15-39

Karel Hrazdil; Kim Trottier; Ray Zhang

A comparison of industry classification schemes: A large sample study

2013 | Economics Letters. 118(1): 77-80

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil

Speed of convergence to market efficiency: The role of ECNs

2012 | Journal of Empirical Finance. 19(5): 702-720

Irene M. Gordon; Karel Hrazdil; Daniel Shapiro

Corporate governance in publicly traded small firms: A study of Canadian venture exchange companies

2012 | Business Horizons. 55(6): 583-591

Karel Hrazdil; Ray Zhang

The importance of industry classification in estimating concentration ratios

2012 | Economics Letters. 114(2): 224-227

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil

Market efficiency and the post-earnings announcement drift

2011 | Contemporary Accounting Research. 28(3): 926-956

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil

Liquidity and market efficiency: Analysis of NASDAQ firms

2010 | Global Finance Journal. 21(3): 262-274

Christina Atanasova; Karel Hrazdil

Why do healthy firms freeze their defined benefit pension plans?

2010 | Global Finance Journal. 21(3): 293-303

Dennis Chung; Karel Hrazdil

Liquidity and market efficiency: A large sample study

2010 | Journal of Banking & Finance. 34(10): 2346-2357

Karel Hrazdil; Thomas Scott

S&P 500 index revisited: Do index inclusion announcements convey information about firms' future performance?

2009 | Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting. 48(4): 79-113

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