Sara Malik

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Sara Malik

Assistant Professor

School of Accounting


Professor Malik joined David Eccles School of Business in 2021 after graduating from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a doctorate degree in business.

Her research interests include non-investor stakeholders (e.g., consumers, local communities, etc.), disclosure, and real effects. At present, she focuses on the intersection of labor economics and accounting, and she studies the impact of disclosure and reporting on job seekers and employees.

Prior to matriculating at Stanford, Professor Malik worked at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm, for five years.

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Ph.D., Business Administration (Accounting), Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2021

B.A., Economics, B.A, Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 2010


“Financial Reporting Quality, Turnover Risk, and Wage Differentials: Evidence from Worker-level Data,” with Jung Ho Choi and Brandon Gipper, conditionally accepted, Journal of Accounting Research.

“Not Just for Investors: The Role of Earnings Announcements in Guiding Job Seekers, with Jung Ho Choi and Bonggeun Choi, conditionally accepted, Journal of Accounting and Economics.