Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz is the Charles F. Pohl Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Leibniz Institute SAFE, a Fellow at the European Corporate Governance Institute, Goethe Universität Frankfurt's Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network. He is a co-organizer and a member of the Clark Center’s European Economic Experts Panel.

He studies the role of disclosure and transparency in capital markets and other settings; the economic effects of regulation; international accounting; corporate governance and corporate financing.

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"Mandatory Disclosure Would Reveal Corporate Carbon Damages," with Michael Greenstone and Patricia Breuer, Science, 381 (2023), 837-840.

"Do Conflicts of Interests Disclosures Work? Evidence from Citations in Medical Journals," with Anup Malani, Maximilian Muhn, and Laszlo Jakob.

"Towards a Design-Based Approach to Accounting Research."

"Internalizing Externalities: Disclosure Regulation for Hydraulic Fracturing, Drilling Activity, and Water Quality,"with Pietro Bonetti and Giovanna Michelon.

"Mandatory Corporate Carbon Disclosures and the Path to Net Zero," with Patrick Bolton, Marcin T. Kacperczyk, Gaizka Ormazabal, Stefan Reichelstein, and Dirk Schoenmaker, Management and Business Review, 1 (2021).

"Determinants and Career Consequences of Early Audit Partner Rotations," with Brandon Gipper, and Luzi Hail.

"Know Your Customer: Informed Trading by Banks," with Rainer F.H. Haselmann and Sebastian Schreiber.

"Going the Extra Mile: Distant Lending and Credit Cycles," with Joao Granja and Raghuram Rajan, Journal of Finance, 77 (2022), 1259–1324.

"Mandatory CSR and Sustainability Reporting: Economic Analysis and Literature Review," with Hans Bonde Christensen and Luzi Hail, Review of Accounting Studies 26 (2021), 1176–1248.

"Large-Sample Evidence on the Impact of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development on Surface Waters," with Pietro Bonetti and Giovanna Michelon, Science 373 (2021), 896–902.


The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

phone: (773) 834-1996
assistant: Peggy Eppink,, (773) 834-8029

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