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Theodore Sougiannis

Professor of Accountancy and KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy and
Director of Accountancy PHD Program


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business, University of California at Berkeley, 1990
M.B.A., Finance, York University, 1986
M.A., Economics, York University, 1984
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Piraeus, 1977

Positions Held

Director, Ph.D. Program, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2014
KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2014
Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2014
Interim Department Head of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2012
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998-2005
Visiting Professor of Accounting, University of Warsaw, International Management Center, 1999-2000, 2002
Visiting Professor of Accounting, The Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, 2000-2001
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990-1998
Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, 1989-1990
Accountant, Texaco, 1979-1981

Recent Publications

Oltheten, E. , Sougiannis, T., Travlos, N., Zarkos, S. 2013. Greece in the Eurozone: Lessons from a Decade of Experience. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53: 317-335 SSRN Abstract

Chen, X. , Lu, H., Sougiannis, T. 2012. The Agency Problem, Corporate Governance, and the Behavior of Selling, General, and Administrative Costs. Contemporary Accounting Research, 29: 252-282

Cao, Y., Myers, L., Sougiannis, T. 2011. Does Earnings Acceleration Convey Information? Review of Accounting Studies, 16: 812-842

Honors and Awards

KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in financial accounting.

Research focuses on the use of accounting numbers in stock market valuations, the choice of financial accounting rules, and accounting regulation. Has consulted for the Law and Economics Consulting Group, Inc.