Assistant Professor and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Mark Maffett’s research interests include international financial reporting, capital markets, institutional investors, and liquidity, with a focus on the economic effects of financial reporting transparency in international capital markets. His papers have been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and Foundations and Trends in Accounting, and have also been presented at numerous international finance and accounting conferences. His dissertation work examined the effects of corporate opacity on informed trading by international institutional investors and was accepted for the 2011 Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference.
Recently, Maffett received the AAA/Grant Thornton Doctoral Dissertation Award for students conducting innovative research in accounting and the State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award. In 2010, he was awarded one of 10 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowships and was selected as the American Accounting Association’s representative at the European Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium in Istanbul, Turkey.
Maffett holds a PhD in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as degrees in finance and accounting from Wake Forest University and an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago.
Maffett joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.