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Caspar David is an Associate Professor in Financial Accounting. He joined the Rotterdam School of Management after completing the PhD Program at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in 2015 and holds a Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Business and Economics from the Ruhr University Bochum. His research interest focus on economic consequences of transparency and combine the fields of financial accounting and economics.


Academic (2)
  • Heese, J., Pérez-Cavazos, G., & Peter, C. D. (2021). When the local newspaper leaves town: The effects of local newspaper closures on corporate misconduct. Journal of Financial Economics, 145(2), 445-463.

  • Goncharov, I., & Peter, C. D. (2018). Does Reporting Transparency Affect Industry Coordination? Evidence from the Duration of International Cartels. The Accounting Review, 94(3), 149-175.


Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: B3T2101
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Analytics in Accounting & Financial Management

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: BM08AFM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Accounting and Financial Management Research Skills

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMRMAFM
  • Level: Master


  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BT1206
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Past courses

Accounting Skills

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: B3MIN1033
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Accounting skills

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BKBMIN033
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME007
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Featured in the media

  • Corporate misconduct increases after local newspapers shut down, study says

    Report co-authored by Caspar David Peter, Associate Professor of Financial Accounting at RSM, concludes the lack of a local media watchdog emboldens businesses.

  • Warum Lokalzeitungen für gutes Klima sorgen

    A study from the USA shows that when editorial offices close, economic crime and environmental pollution increase in the affected regions. The citizens are suffering. Caspar David Peter, Associate Professor in Financial Accounting…

  • How Newspaper Closures Open the Door to Corporate Crime

    Caspar David Peter, Professor in Financial Accounting at RSM teamed up with Jonas Heese (Harvard Business School) and Gerardo Perez-Cavazos (University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management) to research misbehaviour…

  • Greater Disclosure Harms Cartels

    Caspar David Peter, Associate Professor of Financial Accounting at RSM executed research about cartels with Igor Goncharov.