Laurence van Lent
Professor of Accounting and Economics
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 154008531
Research interests: political economy of finance and accounting; organizational economics, incentives and performance measures; politics
(15 March 2022) Received 2021 Excellence in Refereeing Award from the Journal of Accounting Research
(1 May 2021) Received 2020 Excellence in Refereeing Award from the Journal of Accounting Research
(25 March 2021) Altruism, social norms and incentive contract design, with Margaret Abernethy, Jan Bouwens, and Christian Hofmann has been accepted for publication in Review of Accounting Studies.
(15 April 2020) Institute for New Economic Thinking awards grant to project Insider trading and firm-level exposure to Covid-19.
(1 April 2020) New working-paper and data on firm-level exposure to epidemic diseases, including Covid-19. See: firmlevelrisk.com
(13 December 2019) The New York Times covers The Global Impact of Brexit Uncertainty in an article about the changing international trade order.
(15 October 2019) Global Brexit Risk paper discussed in Harvard Business Review and Wall Street Journal reports our findings on Trade Policy-related firm-level political risk.
(25 July 2019) We have launched a new website with firm-level political risk data of publicly listed US firms, based on our QJE paper. The data will be updated on a quarterly basis. Data is publicly available after email registration: Firm-level risk website.
(11 July 2019) New working-paper available: Religion and ownership, with Christian Hofmann and Nina Schwaiger. [ssrn]
(5 July 2019) Firm-level political risk: measurement and effects, with Tarek Hassan, Stephan Hollander, and Ahmed Tahoun has been accepted for publication in The Quarterly Journal of Economics. [qje]
(25 May 2019) German Science Foundation awards a research grant of 12 million to Accounting for Transparency which includes 500.000 euros for a project on "soft information, gossip and fake news" by Laurence van Lent
(15 May 2019) New working-paper available: Firm-level political risk and credit markets, with Mahmoud Gad, Valeri Nikolaev, and Ahmed Tahoun [ssrn]
(5 March 2019) NBC News cites "The personal wealth interests of politicians and government intervention in the economy", coauthored with Ahmed Tahoun and published in Review of Finance [link] [NBC news article]
(1 January 2019) Laurence van Lent has been appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Accounting Research [link]
(15 July 2018) "Expertise and discretionary bonus decisions" (with Margaret Abernethy and Chung-Yu Hung) has been accepted for publication in Management Science
(11 May 2018) Laurence van Lent receives 2018 Referee of the Year Award from the editors of Journal of Accounting Research [link]