18 Jul 2014

Christian Leuz named among the world’s most influential scientific minds

Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and Research Fellow at the Research Center SAFE and the Center for Financial Studies, is ranked among the “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” by Thomson Reuters. Also, he will receive the “Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award” by the American Accounting Association this year.

“Highly Cited Researchers” in 21 main fields of science and the social sciences have been recognized by Thomson Reuters in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.” Leuz is listed in the category “Economics and Business”. The researchers earned this distinction by having written research papers that were designated by Essential Science Indicators as ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication (the years considered were 2002 to 2012). Thus, the published work of these authors has consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility.

The “Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award” is awarded by the American Accounting Association and recognizes research of exceptional merit. Leuz will receive the award at the 2014 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in August for his paper “Earnings management and investor protection: an international comparison.”

Christian Leuz earned his Ph.D. and his post-doctoral degree (“Habilitation”) from Goethe University Frankfurt. His research examines the role of corporate disclosures, accounting transparency and disclosure regulation in capital markets, corporate governance and corporate financing. His work has been published among others in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He spent the academic year 2012/2013 at Goethe University’s House of Finance as a visiting researcher.