About me

I am currently the Charles T. Horngren Professor of Accounting at Chicago Booth. My research employs economic models to study the real effects of accounting measurement policies, disclosure regulation, and corporate governance. My current research focuses on the interaction between accounting and prudential regulation and their impact on banks' risk-taking behavior. In particular, I study the impact loan loss provisioning models on bank regulation and bank lending behavior. My research has been published in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Games and Economic Behavior. I have taught an MBA elective on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring Issues. I currently teach an executive MBA course in financial accounting and a PhD course on the economic modeling of accounting issues.

I am currently a co-editor of the Journal of Accounting Research.

At Chicago Booth, I have been recognized with numerous teaching awards from the MBA students in all programs. I have been named as one of the top-ranked professors in BusinessWeek's Guide to the Top Business Schools. I have received the Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research Award for his paper "Do Mandatory Hedge Disclosures Discourage or Encourage Excessive Speculation?"

I joined Chicago Booth in 2000 after earning a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

I enjoy running and have competed in over 30 marathons with a personal best time of 2:53:06.3.

Contact Me

Haresh Sapra
Charles T. Horngren Professor of Accounting
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
tel: 773.834.1585