Christian Leuz 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. He is also 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 in the CESifo Research Network. 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.
Prof. Leuz 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.
He was also recognized as a “Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters and included in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” in 2014-2018.