Thomas Rauter’s research focuses on financial reporting and regulation, with a special interest in topics at the intersection of accounting and economic development in low-income countries. His papers have been accepted by the Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review

Rauter joined Chicago Booth as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in 2018. He holds a PhD from WU Vienna (Austria), an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics (United Kingdom), and a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked in the asset and insurance solutions groups at Morgan Stanley and in the investment banking division at Citi. 

Rauter teaches Financial Accounting in Booth’s MBA program. He wants his students to take away a solid understanding of various reporting objectives and accounting alternatives that allows them to be effective financial statement users who think critically about the costs and benefits of real world accounting choices. 

Outside of academia, Thomas enjoys tennis, skiing, playing hide-and-seek with his daughter, and cooking with his wife.

Academic Areas

  • Accounting

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
30000 Financial Accounting 2023 (Summer)
30600 Workshop in Accounting Research 2022 (Autumn)
30600 Workshop in Accounting Research 2023 (Winter)
30600 Workshop in Accounting Research 2023 (Spring)

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