Anna Costello’s research investigates the role of information sharing between supply chain partners. Specifically, her work shows that information asymmetry between buyers and suppliers impacts the terms and restrictions in long-term supply contracts. She also studies how trade credit between supply chain partners influences firm-specific and market-wide risk.
Her research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and The Accounting Review. She was honored with the Best Dissertation Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association and received the 2014–15 MBA Teacher of the Year Award from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Costello received her MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in business administration from the University of Chicago. Prior to earning her graduate degrees, she was a senior auditor for Deloitte. Most recently, she was an assistant professor of accounting at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and at the MIT Sloan School of Management.