Mark G. Maffett

Mark Maffett

Mark G. Maffett studies international financial reporting, regulation, and institutional investors, with a focus on the economic effects of financial reporting transparency in international capital markets. His papers have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting & Economicsthe Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Review of Financial Studies and Foundations and Trends in Accounting.

Outside of academia, Maffett's professional experience extends to Greer & Walker, LLP, in Charlotte, NC, where he was an associate and worked in auditing, assurance services, and financial consulting. During his time there he worked with firms in industries ranging from textiles to NASCAR and gained an appreciation for the value of knowledge of financial accounting principles for managers, investors, bankers and financial analysts. He hopes that students who take his course leave with a solid understanding of the concepts and methodologies utilized in financial accounting and the effect such methodologies have on financial reports used by managers and investors.

Maffett earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, he holds a M.A. in humanities from The University of Chicago, has dual degrees from Wake Forest University in accounting (M.S.A.) and in analytical finance (B.S.), and is also a licensed C.P.A.

Mark enjoys hanging out with his daughters Maya and Emmy, exploring the Chicago restaurant scene, and drinking bourbon.