Curriculum Vitae

Academic appointments

  • July 2019 – present: Associate Professor of Accounting, Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Feb 2020 - present: Visiting Professor, Anton de Kom University, Paramaribo, Suriname

  • Nov 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


  • 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


  1. "Disclosure noncompliance" with Axel Adam-Mueller. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 39 (3).

  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), 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, 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), 2015

  6. "Review on introduction to corporate finance". The International Journal of Accounting, 45(3), 2010

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 (2016-2018, 2020-2022)

  • 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; Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Forum, Journal of International Accounting Research; Comptabilité, Control et Audit, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of Business Economics

  • Conference referee for AAA, CAAA, DGF, EAA, FARS, GEABA, IAS

University service

  • Bachelor thesis coordinator (since 2020)

  • Master thesis coordinator (since 2019)

  • 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)

  • Course coordinator Intermediate Accounting and Corporate Governance (since 2015/2020)

  • 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



  • Financial Accounting Research at ESE Rotterdam (M.Sc.): evaluations (out of 5): 4.45 (2020); 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): 4.34 (2020), 4.27 (2019); 4.48 (2018); 4.68 (2017); 3.70 (2016); 4.73 (2015)

  • Corporate Governance at at ESE Rotterdam (M.Sc.): no evaluations yet

  • Accounting and Financial Analysis at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (M.Sc.): no evaluations yet

  • Advanced Econometrics at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (M.Sc.): evaluation (out of 5): 4.0 (2019); 4.55 (2018)

  • Supervision of about 100 Master theses and 20 Bachelor theses at ESE Rotterdam


  • Financial Accounting and Reporting at HEC Paris (M.Sc.): evaluations (out of 5): 4.68 (2013), 4.21 (2012)

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting at HEC Paris (MBA): evaluations (out of 5): 4.25 (2013), 4.17 (2012)

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting at HEC Paris (Executive MBA): evaluation (out of 5): 4.14 (2014)

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting at HEC Paris (PhD): evaluation (out of 5): 5.00 (2014)

  • International Accounting at Trier University (M. Sc.)

  • Financial Statement Analysis at Trier University (B. Sc.)

  • Introduction to Econometrics at Trier University (M. Sc.)

  • Mathematics for Economists at Trier University (M Sc.)

  • Capital Market Theory at Trier University (M. Sc.)

  • Principles of Finance at Trier University (B. Sc. & M. Sc.)

  • The International Financial Crisis (ESCCA Angers)