Matthias Breuer is an Associate Professor of Business in the Accounting Division of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. In his research, he examines issues of corporate transparency and information verification, with a particular focus on the role of regulation in addressing corporate information issues. His research has been recognized with multiple awards (e.g., the 2019 and 2021 Best Paper Awards of the American Accounting Association’s FARS Midyear Meetings), presented at leading universities and conferences, and published in reputable journals (e.g., the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, The Review of Accounting Studies, and The Review of Financial Studies).
Professor Breuer is an Affiliate Fellow of the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt. He is a member of the organizing committees of several conferences, including the Columbia Junior Accounting Faculty Conference, the Junior Accounting Theory Conference, and the interdisciplinary Symposium on Private Firms: Reporting, Financing, and the Aggregate Economy. His service as an ad-hoc reviewer and discussant for numerous top-tier journals and conferences has earned him formal recognitions and awards.
At CBS, Professor Breuer teaches the Financial Accounting course in the core MBA program and a course on Empirical Methods in Accounting Research in the PhD program. He serves as the Core Course Coordinator for Financial Accounting at CBS and received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Core in 2021.
Before joining CBS in 2018, Professor Breuer earned his PhD in Business from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also holds a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics (United Kingdom) and a BSc in Business Administration from WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany).