Faculty & Research

Ellen Engel

Adjunct Professor of Accounting

Phone :
1-773-834-0966
Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Ellen Engel studies corporate governance, performance measurement, and the role of accounting information in providing executive incentives and compensation. Among her publications are “CEO and Board Chair Roles: To Split or Not to Split?” written with A. Dey and X. Liu which appeared in the Journal of Corporate Finance in 2011; “Audit committee compensation and the demand for monitoring of the financial reporting process,” written with R. Hayes and X. Wang, which appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Economics in 2010; "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Firms' Going-Private Decisions," written with R. Hayes and X. Wang, which appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Economics in 2007; "An Analysis of the Relation Between the Stewardship and Valuation Roles of Earnings," written with R. Bushman, J. Milliron, and A. Smith, which appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research in 2006; She is also the co-author with E. Hirst and M. L. McAnally of Cases in Financial Reporting (7th edition) – a casebook for graduate study in financial reporting courses.

Engel serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the above publications and numerous others, including Accounting Horizon, the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Financial Management, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations, and Managerial Finance.

She received the American Tax Association 2002 Manuscript Award for significant contribution to tax literature for "Debt-Equity Hybrid Securities," published in the Journal of Accounting Research. Engel received a Kaufmann Faculty Research Grant in 2005 and 2000 and an FMC Corporation Faculty Fellowship in 2000. She joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1996.

Engel earned a PhD in accounting from Stanford University in 1997, an MBA with concentrations in finance, statistics, and policy studies from Chicago Booth in 1991, and a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in accounting from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1983. She is a CPA in the state of Michigan. Before earning an MBA, she worked as audit manager and consultant for Plante & Moran CPAs and Management Consultants for eight years.

 

2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
30000 Financial Accounting 2015 (Winter)

Other Interests

Family, baseball, skiing, tennis, drinking tea.

 

Research Activities

Corporate governance; performance measurement; role of accounting information in providing executive incentives and compensation.

With A. Dey and X.Liu, “CEO and Board Chair Roles: To Split or Not to Split?,” Journal of Corporate Finance (2011).

With R. Hayes and X. Wang, "Audit committee compensation and the demand for monitoring of the financial reporting process," Journal of Accounting and Economics (2010).

With R. Hayes and X. Wang, "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Firms' Going-Private Decisions," Journal of Accounting and Economics (2007).

With R. Bushman, J. Milliron, and A. Smith, "An Analysis of the Relation Between the Stewardship and Valuation Roles of Earnings," Journal of Accounting Research (2005).

With R. Hayes and X. Wang, "CEO Turnover and Properties of Accounting Information," Journal of Accounting and Economics (2004).

With R. Bushman, Q. Chen, and A. Smith, "Financial Accounting Information, Organizational Complexity and Corporate Governance Systems," Journal of Accounting and Economics (2004).

For a listing of research publications please visit ’s university library listing page.

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