Christian Leuz

Chris Leuz

Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow at the at the European Corporate Governance Institute, Wharton's Financial Institution Center, Goethe Universität Frankfurt's Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network.

He studies the role of disclosure and transparency in capital markets and other settings, the effects of regulation, international accounting as well as corporate governance and corporate financing decisions. His work has been published in top accounting and finance journals.

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"Accounting for Financial Stability: Bank Disclosure and Loss Recognition in the Financial Crisis," with Jannis Bischof and Christian Laux, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

"On the Economics of Audit Partner Tenure and Rotation: Evidence from PCAOB Data," with Brandon Gipper and Luzi Hail, The Accounting Review, forthcoming.

"Mandatory CSR and Sustainability Reporting: Economic Analysis and Literature Review," with Hans Bonde Christensen and Luzi Hail (2021).

"Public Audit Oversight and Reporting Credibility: Evidence from the PCAOB Inspection Regime," with Brandon Gipper and Mark Maffett, Review of Financial Studies, 33 (2020), 4532-4579.

"Reproducibility in Accounting Research: Views of the Research Community," with Luzi Hail and Mark H. Lang, Journal of Accounting Research, 58 (2020), 519-543.

"Mandated Financial Reporting and Corporate Innovation," with Matthias Breuer and Steven Vanhaverbeke (2020)

"Going the Extra Mile, Distant Lending, and Credit Cycles," with Joao Granja and Raghuram Rajan (2020)

"Who Falls Prey to the Wolf of Wall Street? Investor Participation in Market Manipulation," with Steffen Meyer, Maximilian Muhn, Eugene Soltes, and Andreas Hackethal (2017)

Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, 2016, 2014

"The Economics of Disclosure and Financial Reporting Regulation: Evidence and Suggestions for Future Research," with Peter Wysocki, Journal of Accounting Research, 54 (2016), 525-622.


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