Faculty & Research

Mark G. Maffett

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Faculty Scholar

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Chicago, IL 60637

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 & Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research 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, running, watching college basketball and drinking bourbon.


2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
30000 Financial Accounting 2016 (Fall)

Other Interests

Travel, running, food, college basketball.


Research Activities

Financial disclosure and capital markets; financial reporting transparency; liquidity; international accounting; institutional investors.

"Post-Listing Performance and Private Sector Regulation: The Experience of the AIM"
- Selected for 2012 Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference
-Journal of Accounting & Economics, V.56, Issues 2-3 (2013)
"Financial Reporting Opacity and Informed Trading by International Institutional Investors," Journal of Accounting & Economics (2012).
- Selected for 2011 Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference

“Transparency, Liquidity and Valuation: International Evidence on When Transparency Matters Most,” with Mark Lang and Karl Lins, Journal of Accounting Research (2012).

“Transparency and Liquidity Uncertainty in Crisis Periods,” with Mark Lang, Journal of Accounting & Economics (2011).
- Selected for 2010 Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference

“Economic Effects of Transparency in International Equity Markets: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research,” with Mark Lang, Foundations and Trends in Accounting (2011).

Reviewed by Holger Daske in The Accounting Review (2012)