I am an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. I received my doctorate in Accounting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors in Business (with First Class Honors) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
My research interests span two areas. The first is political economics, and in particular, the impact of frictions in the U.S. political system on markets and organizations. The primary focus of my research is to investigate the quality and limitations of governance and control systems that are designed to alleviate agency problems in the political process, as they relate to organizations.
Another stream of my research examines the usefulness of information spillovers. My research in this area examines spillovers in a diverse range of contexts, including: (1) the completeness of regulations against insider trading; (2) the role of humans in lending decisions, given the extensive use of artificial intelligence in lending markets; and (3) the benefits of different specialization structures in organizations.
My research has been presented at leading universities and at academic conferences across accounting, finance, and political economics. My papers have been published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Most recently, my research has been cited in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Yahoo! Finance, and L’Echo, and I am a business news contributor on WILS 1320 News Radio.
I have taught across the undergraduate, masters, and executive MBA levels, and have won teaching awards for my undergraduate and graduate teaching. I currently teach Intermediate Financial Accounting (ACC 312), an elective class for undergraduate students, and Public Policy Symposium / Graduate Seminar in Research Methods (ACC 695), a required course for Masters of Accounting students.
Before academia, I worked at Ernst & Young LLP in Sydney, Australia. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf (poorly).