Per Olsson

Fields of research

Financial Accounting, Capital Markets

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Per Olsson is a professor of accounting and the director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing at ESMT Berlin. He was on the faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business from 2001 to 2015 and, before that, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He held the Jan Wallander and Bertil Danielsson visiting professorships at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Swedish House of Finance from 2009 to 2018. Per has published a large number of research papers in financial accounting, especially in the capital markets area. He is a frequent speaker in academic and industry forums on matters related to earnings quality. He is a member of the European Accounting Association and the American Accounting Association, and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. He is an associate editor of Accounting and Business Research and serves/has served on the editorial boards of Accounting in Europe, The Accounting Review, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and the Review of Accounting Studies. Per was a visiting PhD Student at the University of Chicago and received an MSc and a PhD from Stockholm School of Economics. He joined the faculty of ESMT Berlin in 2015. He is an award-winning instructor in MBA and master’s in management studies.