Volker Laux

The University of Texas

Curriculum Vitae

Working papers:


Accounting Standards, Regulatory Enforcement, and Innovation, with Phillip Stocken, Journal of Accounting and Economics 65 (2018), 221-236.

Supporting and Assessing Agents, Journal of Accounting Research 55 (2017), 995-1016.

Insider versus Outsider CEOs, Executive Compensation, and Accounting Manipulation, with Prasart Jongjaroenkamol, Journal of Accounting and Economics 63 (2017), 253–261.

Corporate Governance, Accounting Conservatism, and Manipulation, with Judson Caskey, Management Science 63 (2017), 424-437.

Executive Pay, Innovation, and Risk-Taking, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 24 (2015), 275-305.

Pay Convexity, Earnings Manipulation, and Project Continuation, The Accounting Review 89 (2014), 2233-2259.

Corporate Governance, Board Oversight, and CEO Turnover, Foundations and Trends in Accounting 8 (2014), 1-73.

Managerial Reporting, Overoptimism, and Litigation Risk, with Phillip Stocken, Journal of Accounting and Economics 53 (2012), 577-591.

Stock Option Vesting Conditions, CEO Turnover, and Myopic Investment, Journal of Financial Economics 106 (2012), 513-526.

Board Independence, Executive Pay, and the Adoption of Pet Projects, with Brian Mittendorf, Contemporary Accounting Research 28 (2011), 1467-1483.

On the Benefits of Allowing CEOs to Time Their Stock Option Exercises, RAND Journal of Economics 41 (2010), 118-138.

Auditor Liability and Client Acceptance Decisions, with Paul Newman, The Accounting Review 85 (2010), 261-285.

Board Committees, CEO Compensation, and Earnings Management, with Christian Laux, The Accounting Review 84 (2009), 869-891.

Board Independence and CEO Turnover, Journal of Accounting Research 46 (2008), 137-171.

On the Value of Influence Activities for Capital Budgeting, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 65 (2008), 625-635.

The Ignored Performance Measure, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 15 (2006), 707-733.

Performance Measurement and Information Production, with Christian Laux, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE 162 (2006), 412-423.