|Christian Leuz studied Business Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany from 1987-1990; he received an M.S. (finance), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991; Ph.D. summa cum laude (business economics), Goethe University Frankfurt, 1996; Habilitation (German post-doctoral degree), Goethe University Frankfurt, 2000.
His research examines the role of corporate disclosures, accounting transparency and disclosure regulation in capital markets. He works on corporate governance, international accounting, securities regulation, and corporate financing.
Selected Publications include: With F. Oberholzer, "Political Relationships, Global Financing, and Corporate Transparency: Evidence from Indonesia," Journal of Financial Economics (2006). With B. Bushee, "Economic Consequences of SEC Disclosure Regulation: Evidence from the OTCBB," Journal of Accounting and Economics (2005). With D. Nanda and P. Wysocki, "Earnings Management and Investor Protection: An International Comparison," Journal of Financial Economics (2003). With R. Verrecchia, "The Economic Consequences of Increased Disclosure," Journal of Accounting Research (2000).
He has received several awards and honors, including the Humboldt Research Award, the 2011 Wildman Medal Award, the 2010 AAA Notable Contribution Award as well as a JFE All Star Paper Award.
He is a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets at Chicago Booth and a co-editor of the Journal of Accounting Research. Associate Editor: Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2006-2011 and European Accounting Review, 2000-2004. Editorial board member: Journal of Accounting Research, 2005-2011; The Accounting Review, 2005-2008; Review of Accounting Studies, 2011-2013; Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, 2004-present; Review of Managerial Science, 2006-present; International Journal of Accounting, 2005-2009. Fellow: Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network. Fulbright Scholarship, 1990-91.