Christian Leuz, Economic Advisor, will help develop analyses and metrics to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of PCAOB program areas, including standard setting, inspections and other oversight activities. He is currently the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Professor Leuz will remain a co-director of Chicago Booth's Initiative on Global Markets, and a research associate at both the National Bureau of Economic Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He also is a fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's Financial Institutions Center, the Goethe Universität Frankfurt's Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network. In addition, he is the current editor of the Journal of Accounting Research.
Professor Leuz served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Financial Reporting of the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM). He has received several awards and honors, including the 2012 Humboldt Research Award, the 2011 Wildman Medal Award, and the 2010 Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award.
Professor Leuz earned a B.A. in business economics from Goethe Universität in Germany and a M.S. in finance and management from the University of Wisconsin. He also received a Ph.D., summa cum laude, and a postdoctoral degree from Goethe Universität.
His publications and academic work are listed here.