HARDI 2022 Archive / Invited Speaker List
Lisa Koonce, Deloitte & Touche Endowed Chair in Accounting, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Lisa Koonce is the Deloitte Chair in Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. Professor Koonce’s research interests are in financial reporting using experimental techniques and judgment and decision making theories. She has published her research in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Professor Koonce currently has served on numerous editorial boards, including The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research; she has been an associate editor at The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting Horizons. At the University of Texas, Professor Koonce teaches financial accounting in both undergraduate and graduate business programs. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including The University of Texas Regents Award and the Academic of Distinguished Teachers Award.
Tentative Teaching Schedule: TBA
Faculty webpage: https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Directory/Profiles/Koonce-Lisa
Faculty Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5VYUGLUAAAAJ&hl=en
Eva Labro, Professor of Accounting and Michael W. Haley Distinguished Scholar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
Eva Labro is professor of management accounting and Michael W. Haley Distinguished Scholar at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Her research interests in management accounting interface with other business disciplines and span multiple methodologies. She is specifically interested in costing systems. She has published extensively in top journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. She is the senior editor of Journal of Management Accounting Research. She is a senior editor at Production and Operations Management for its POM-Accounting Interface, for which she received the 2018 Outstanding Senior Editor Recognition. She serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, and Management Accounting Research. She is an award-winning researcher. She thrice received the Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award from the AICPA and CIMA, as well as both the 2021 and 2011 Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. She also received the 2018 Bullard Award for Research Impact and the 2017 Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in Ph.D. teaching. CIMA and IMA have funded her research. A dual American-Belgian national, she has worked on both sides of the Atlantic. Before she joined UNC, she was an associate professor at the London School of Economics. She received her Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.
Teaching Schedule: TBA
Faculty Webpage: https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/directory/eva-labro/
Faculty Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=v66ffrsAAAAJ&hl=en
Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow at the at the European Corporate Governance Institute, Wharton’s Financial Institution Center, Goethe Universität Frankfurt’s Center for Financial Studies, the CESifo Research Network and the organizer and a member of the IGM’s European Economic Experts Panel. He studies the role of disclosure and transparency in capital markets and other settings; the economic effects of regulation; international accounting; corporate governance and corporate financing. His work has been published in top accounting and finance journals. He has received several awards and honors, including the 2016 and the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Awards, a Humboldt Research Award in 2012, as well as the 2011 Wildman Medal Award. He is recognized as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson Reuters and was included in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” five years in a row (from 2014 to 2018). Professor Leuz is an editor for the Journal of Accounting Research and has served on many editorial boards, including the Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and the Review of Accounting Studies.
Born in Germany, Professor Leuz earned his doctoral degree and Habilitation at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. Prior to this position, he was the Harold Stott Term Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting doctoral fellow at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester.
Teaching Schedule: TBA
Faculty Webpage: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/l/christian-leuz
Rodrigo Verdi, Nanyang Technological University Professor of Accounting, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Rodrigo Verdi is the Nanyang Technological University Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He is currently a senior editor at the Journal of Accounting Research.
Verdi has broad interest in capital markets research in accounting and finance. His past research investigates the economic consequences of financial reporting quality to investment efficiency and to the cost of capital. He also has studied the interaction between accounting information, voluntary disclosure, and market efficiency. Overall, Verdi’s research provides insights into the role of accounting information in corporate finance decisions and in capital markets behavior. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial Economics. His research has also received the Distinguished Contributions and Best Paper Award recognitions by the American Accounting Association. Earlier, Verdi served as an editor at The Accounting Review and an associate editor at Management Science.
Verdi holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Teaching Schedule: TBA
Faculty Webpage: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/rodrigo-verdi
Faculty Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kBgb9rEAAAAJ&hl=en