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Maximilian Muhn is broadly interested in empirical accounting research. His current work focuses on the determinants and consequences of firms’ financial transparency, as well as the effects of financial market and transparency regulation.

Muhn joined Chicago Booth as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in 2019. He earned a PhD in accounting from Humboldt University of Berlin and he holds an MSc and a BSc in business administration from the University of Münster, Germany. During his studies, he gained work experience in consulting (McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group), auditing (KPMG and Deloitte) and management accounting (BASF and ThyssenKrupp Steel).

Muhn teaches Financial Accounting in the evening and weekend MBA programs. He wants to enable his students to ‘speak’ the language of accounting and to understand its economics foundations.

Outside of academia, Muhn enjoys travelling, reading, podcasts, basketball, and ultimate frisbee.

Academic Areas

  • Accounting

Selected Publications