- Series Information
- The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency
- List of Figures and Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Multifaceted Concept of Transparency
- Constitutional Transparency
- Monetary Policy Transparency
- Fiscal Policy Transparency
- Transparent and Unique Sovereign Default Risk Assessment
- Transparency and Competition Policy in an Imperfectly Competitive World
- Transparency in International Trade Policy
- Transparency of Climate Change Policies, Markets, and Corporate Practices
- Transparency of Human Resource Policy
- Transparency of Innovation Policy
- Labor Market Transparency
- Transparency of Financial Regulation
- Price Transparency and Market Integration
- Transparency and Inward Investment Incentives
- Transparency and Corruption
- Multinational Corporations’ Relationship with Political Actors: Transparency versus Opacity
- Corporate Governance and Optimal Transparency
- Transparency Differences at the Top of the Organization: Market-Pull versus Strategic Hoarding Forces
- Governance Transparency and the Institutions of Capitalism: Implications for Finance
- Transparency and Executive Compensation
- Transparency and Disclosure in the Global Microfinance Industry
- Accounting Transparency and International Standard Setting
- Transparency of Fair Value Accounting and Tax
- Transparency of Corporate Risk Management and Performance
- Stress Testing, Transparency, and Uncertainty in European Banking: What Impacts?
- Author Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines transparency in fair value accounting (measurement, presentation, additional disclosure), with special emphasis on tax disclosure and on the presentation of fair values in the statement of other comprehensive income. After considering the international relevance of the International Financial Reporting Standards, the chapter discusses fair value accounting in the context of accounting standards. It then reviews prior research to determine whether fair value accounting adds to accounting transparency. It also looks at the measurement and presentation of the transparency of fair value accounting based on relevance and reliability, along with issues of earnings management and procyclical effects.
Keywords: accounting standards, accounting transparency, comprehensive income, earnings, fair value accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards, procyclical effects, relevance, reliability, tax disclosure
Eva Eberhartinger, Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business in the Institute for Auditing, Trust and Accounting, Vienna, Austria.
Soojin Lee, Doctoral Student in International Business Taxation at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
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