KPMG Professor of Accounting
Office: 380 Business Building
Member of Faculty Since: 2001
Professor Louis has broad research and teaching interests in financial accounting. His current research focuses primarily on earnings management, managerial financial reporting incentives, merger and acquisitions, market anomalies, and corporate finance. He teaches Intermediate Accounting, Accounting and Business Analysis, and Financial Statement Analysis.
Professor Louis has published extensively in leading accounting, business, and finance journals such as Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Financial Management, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and Real Estate Economics. He is a member of the editorial advisory and review board of the Accounting Review and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for all the major accounting and finance journals.
Professor Louis was an Organization of American States Graduate Fellow and a KPMG Doctoral Scholar. He also received the 2005 Excellence in Accounting Research Award from the American Accounting Association Diversity Section.
Professor Louis holds a Ph.D. in accounting from The Ohio State University. He also received a master’s degree in accounting and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Mississippi.
Financial Reporting and Managerial Incentives
Ph.D., Accounting, Ohio State University, 2001
ACCTG 471, Intermediate Accounting
ACCTG 481, Financial Statement Analysis
ACCTG 560, Accounting and Business Analysis