Christian Leuz (Speaker)
Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Chicago Booth
Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Fellow at Wharton’s Financial Institution Center. His research examines the role of corporate disclosures, accounting transparency and disclosure regulation in capital markets, corporate governance and corporate financing. His most recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Accounting and Economics.
Born in Germany, Professor Leuz earned his doctoral degree and “Habilitation” at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to this position, he was the Harold Stott Term Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting doctoral fellow at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester.