Luzi Hail

Luzi Hail, PhD

Stephen J. Heyman Professor; Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School

Research Interests:accounting harmonization, cost of capital, financial disclosure and capital markets, international accounting, law and finance

About Luzi

Luzi Hail joined the Accounting Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Since 2017, he is full Professor of Accounting. His research interests are international accounting, law and regulation, and disclosure and cost of capital. Luzi Hail has published in leading accounting and finance journals including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. His research has won several awards, including the AAA’s Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the Deloitte Wildman Medal. He served as an associate editor for the European Accounting Review and currently is one of the senior editors at the Journal of Accounting Research.

Prior to joining Wharton, Luzi Hail spent three years at the University of Washington in Seattle. Born in Switzerland, Luzi Hail earned his doctoral degree from the University of Zurich, where he later joined the Economics and Business faculty as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He also worked for two major Swiss banks in the areas of accounting and asset & liability management.

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