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Darla Moore School of Business


Robert (Bob) C. Lipe

Title: Clinical Professor
Department: School of Accounting
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-6411
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 430
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
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Robert Lipe joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2013. He previously served as a Research Fellow at the FASB, an Academic Fellow at the SEC and a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado and University of Michigan. Lipe’s teaching responsibilities include master's classes in financial and managerial accounting. Lipe is a past editor of Accounting Horizons and has served the AAA in many capacities.


His research focuses on financial reporting with emphasis on accounting policy issues.  

Research Publications

  • "Lease Accounting Research and the G4+1 Proposal," Accounting Horizons, September 2001.
  • "Fair Valuing Debt Turns Deteriorating Credit Quality into Positive Signals for Boston Chicken," Accounting Horizons, June 2002.
  • "Frequently Asked Questions of a New Editor," Accounting Horizons, March 2004.


  • Ph.D., Accounting and Economics, University of Chicago, 1985
  • MBA, University of Chicago, 1981
  • B.A., Accounting, North Carolina State University, 1979

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