Asher Curtis is an Assistant Professor and the Herbert O. Whitten Endowed Professor of Accounting at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. The main purpose of his research is to analyse frictions that affect the usefulness of public information when predicting future economic outcomes. His work examines external frictions including market structure, regulation, and the biases and constraints faced by investors. His work also examines information frictions including accounting measurement, disclosure choices and complexity.