Chicago Booth: Evidence-Based Policymaking in Financial Regulation

A discussion with Professor Christian Leuz of how academic research and economic analysis could improve policymaking and lead to smarter regulation.

The use of evidence and economic analysis in policymaking is on the rise, and accounting standard setting and financial regulation are no exception. Professor Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at Chicago Booth, discusses the promise of evidence-based policymaking in financial regulation as well as the challenges and opportunities for research supporting this endeavor. He also revisits the rise of evidence-based medicine and points out that we can learn a lot from medicine.

Christian Leuz; Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business
Christian Leuz is a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow at the European Corporate Governance Institute, Wharton's Financial Institution Center, Goethe University's Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network. He studies the role of disclosure and transparency in capital and other markets, the effects of disclosure and securities regulation, international accounting as well as corporate governance and corporate financing decisions. His work has been published in top academic journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has received several awards and honors, including the Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award in 2014 and 2016, the Humboldt Research Award in 2012, the 2011 Wildman Medal, as well as a JFE All-Star-Paper Award. 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.

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Cost: $7.00/per person in advance; includes 1 drink.
$10.00/per person at the door with cash or check; includes 1 drink.


Wednesday, 06/6/18 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm | iCal


Gleacher Center
Room 100 450 N. Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL 60611

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Event Contact
Lawrence Burley, MBA'16