Curriculum Vitae

Michael H.R. Erkens

Department of Business Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0) 10 40 82248, e-Mail: erkens@ese.eur.nl


Academic appointments

  • July 2019 – present: Associate Professor of Accounting, Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • October 2018 – present: Visiting Professor, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany
  • Sep 2014 – present: Full Member ERIM Research Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Sep 2014 – June 2019: Assistant Professor of Accounting, Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Sep 2012 – Aug 2014: Assistant Professor of Accounting, HEC Paris, France
  • June 2007 – Aug 2012: Research Associate, Chair of Finance and Capital Markets, Trier University, Germany

Education

  • Jun 2007 – Aug 2012: Doctor rerum politicarum (Ph.D.), with honors (summa cum laude), Trier University, Trier, Germany
  • Sep 2011 – Aug 2012: Visiting scholar, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • Mar 2009 – Aug 2010: Visiting scholar, HEC Paris, Paris, France
  • Apr 2002 – Apr 2007 : Dipl. Math.-oec. (M.Sc. equivalent in Mathematics and Finance), GPA: Excellent (top 3%), Trier University, Trier, Germany

Research interests

Disclosure regulation; executive compensation; corporate governance; boards; succession planning

Publications

  1. "Disclosure noncompliance" with Axel Adam-Mueller. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, accepted manuscript.
  2. "Not all clawbacks are the same: Consequences of strong vs. weak clawback provisions" with Ying Gan and B. Burcin Yurtoglu. Journal of Accounting and Economics (66), pp. 291-317, 2018
  3. "Disclosure Behaviour of European Firms around the Adoption of IFRS." Springer, Wiesbaden. ISBN 978-3-658-13440-2, 2016
  4. "International evidence on the impact of adopting English as an external reporting language" with Thomas Jeanjean, Hervé Stolowy, and Teri Lombardi Yohn. Journal of International Business Studies, 46, pp. 180-205, 2015
  5. "Non-financial information: State of the art and research perspectives based on a bibliometric study" with Luc Paugam and Hervé Stolowy. Comptabilité, Control et Audit, 21 (3), pp. 13-90, 2015

Media mentions (selected)

Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and Capital Markets

Work in progress

Please see research page.

Service & referee

  • Member of the scientific committee of the European Accounting Association (2016-2019)
  • Member of the American Accounting Association, European Accounting Association, European Finance Association, German Finance Association (DGF)
  • Journal referee for Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of International Business Studies; Accounting, Organizations and Society; European Accounting Review; Journal of International Accounting Research; Comptabilité, Control et Audit
  • Conference referee for AAA, CAAA, DGF, EAA, FARS, GEABA, IAS

University service

  • Master thesis coordinator (since 2020)
  • Member of the program committee of the Business Economics department (since 2018)
  • Member of the management team of the Accounting, Auditing and Control section (since 2016)
  • Organizer of the accounting research seminar series (2016/2017)
  • Organizer of the accounting research seminar series (2013/2014) at HEC Paris

Research grants & awards

  • Best Paper Award of the CCGAR Research Camp on Auditing and Accounting in 2019 for “Returning CEOs”
  • Best Paper Award of the American Accounting Association’s International Accounting Section in 2013 for “Evidence on the Impact of Adopting English as an External Reporting Language on Foreign Investment, Liquidity, and Analyst Following“
  • German Research Foundation Scholarship (about USD 160,000); full position funded by the German Research Foundation for dissertation project “Corporate Risk Management in Europe”; Trier University and University of Chicago; November 2010 – April 2012
  • Marie Curie Research Training Network Scholarship (about USD 80,000); full position funded by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Marie Curie; fellow of the INTACCT Research Network; HEC Paris; March 2009 – August 2010
  • Erasmus Scholarships for Teaching Assignments at ESSCA Graduate School of Management in Angers, France; October 2008-2010 and 2012-2018

Teaching

2015-2020

  • Financial Accounting Research Seminar at ESE Rotterdam (M.Sc.): evaluations (out of 5): 4.83 (2019); 4.56 (2018); 4.73 (2017); 4.89 (2016); 4.67 (2015)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting at ESE Rotterdam (B.Sc.): evaluations (out of 5): 4.27 (2019); 4.48 (2018); 4.68 (2017); 3.70 (2016); 4.73 (2015)
  • Advanced Econometrics at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (M.Sc.): evaluation (out of 5): 4.0 (2019); 4.55 (2018)
  • Supervision of 100 Master theses at ESE Rotterdam

2012-2014

Financial Accounting and Reporting (all at HEC Paris) in the following programs:

  • Master of International Finance, evaluations (out of 5): 4.68 (2013), 4.21 (2012)
  • MBA, evaluations (out of 5): 4.25 (2013), 4.17 (2012)
  • M. Sc., evaluation (out of 5): 4.16 (2013)
  • Executive MBA, evaluation (out of 5): 4.14 (2014)
  • PhD, evaluation (out of 5): 5.00 (2014)

2007 – 2011

  • International Accounting (Trier University, M. Sc.)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (Trier University, B. Sc.)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Trier University, M. Sc.)
  • Mathematics for Economists (Trier University, M Sc., and WA Trier)
  • Capital Market Theory (Trier University, M. Sc.)
  • Principles of Finance (Trier University, B. Sc. & M. Sc., and WA Trier)
  • The International Financial Crisis (ESCCA Angers)