Michael Minnis studies the role of accounting information in allocating investment efficiently by management and capital providers, the use of financial reporting in mitigating information opacity issues of privately held firms, and the interplay within management in the production and use of financial information. A particular focus is identifying unique data and methods to empirically examine issues in a novel way.
Minnis’s background in accounting has allowed him to work in a variety of professional roles, including a corporate finance position at Eli Lilly and Company, Inc., and a certified public accountant position at Fitzgerald | Isaac, PC. He was the founder and president of Controller Associates LLC, a firm that provided part-time controller and chief financial officer services to small companies and nonprofit organizations, as well as a variety of financial statement analysis and consulting services.
Minnis received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his BS from the University of Illinois. In addition to two fellowships, his honors include Indy’s Best and Brightest, Top Accounting Professionals under the Age of 40, and Indiana CPA Society, 5 under 35.
Minnis joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.