The ACA Prize in Finacial Governance will be awarded for the sixth time in 2022 in recognition of out-standing academic achievements in the fields of accounting, controlling, corporate finance and auditing. The Institute for Accounting, Controlling and Auditing at the University of St.Gallen (ACA-HSG) thus contributes to highlighting important research results and their practical implementation in the field of financial governance. The award is one of the most valuable awards in the German-speaking world and underlines the claim of the ACA-HSG to provide and recognize outstanding achievements in the field of financial governance.
Christian Leuz receives the award in recognition of his significant research contributions on the econom-ic consequences and the evaluation of capital market and transparency regulation. He received his doc-torate in 1996 from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in accounting and credit financing, where he also habilitated in 2000. Christian Leuz then worked as an assistant professor until 2005 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was appointed full professor at the Uni-versity of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2008 he received the "Chair" with the title Joseph Sond-heimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, which he still holds today. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
The award winner is one of the most influential and internationally renowned researchers in the field of accounting. Christian Leuz has shaped this department since the 2000s, primarily with empirical work that has received the highest international attention in both the academic and regulatory worlds. His numerous scientific articles have been published in leading journals (including Science, Journal of Fi-nance, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Eco-nomics and Review of Financial Studies).
Christian Leuz has received numerous awards for his research, including the prestigious "Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature" Award (2014 and 2016) from the American Accounting Associa-tion for outstanding contributions to capital market research, the 2012 Humboldt Research Award and the 2011 Wildman Medal Award. The laureate was recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the "Most Cited Researchers" and has been included in "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" list for five consecutive years (2014-2018). The presentation of the ACA Prize in Financial Governance 2022 will take place as part of the ACA Symposium on 13./14. September 2022 in Zurich.