Professor Louis has broad research and teaching interests in financial accounting. His current research focuses primarily on earnings management, managerial financial reporting incentives, merger and acquisitions, market anomalies, and corporate finance. He teaches Intermediate Accounting, Accounting and Business Analysis, and Financial Statement Analysis.
Professor Louis has published extensively in leading accounting, business, and finance journals such as Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, Financial Management, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, and Real Estate Economics. He is a member of the editorial advisory and review board of the Accounting Review and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for all the major accounting and finance journals.
Professor Louis was an Organization of American States Graduate Fellow and a KPMG Doctoral Scholar. The American Accounting Association Diversity Section awarded him with the Excellence in Accounting Research Award in 2005.
Professor Louis holds a Ph.D. in accounting from The Ohio State University. He also received a master’s degree in accounting and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Mississippi.