Brad Nathan

Columbia Business School | Kravis Hall 575 | 665 W 130th St |  New York, NY 10027 

I am a Visiting Professor of Accounting at Columbia University in the City of New York. I teach Financial Accounting in the MBA core. 

My research explores topics related to financial disclosure, public finance, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and shareholder litigation. To do this, my research uses multiple empirical methods including archival research, surveys, and field experiments. 

My research examines topics such as the effects of regulatory provisions governing federal procurement on contracting outcomes, whether investors benefit from events impacting the use of litigation as a means of corporate governance, and the social and financial factors affecting households’ willingness to pay their property taxes. My research has been featured in various media outlets, including the Dallas Morning News, Public Procurement International, and top economics blog Marginal Revolution. I received the Best Dissertation Award from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas in 2023. 

Before joining Columbia Business School, I earned my B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (2008), an M.S. in Quantitative Finance from the University of Houston (2016), and an M.S. in Economics (2020) and a Ph.D. in Accounting (2022) from The University of Texas at Dallas. My professional experience includes four years as an Electrical Project Engineer at Intel Corporation, where I managed the design and construction of electrical scope for cutting-edge CPU chip factories. I am CPA-qualified in the state of Texas. 

In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking and playing tennis.

Research Interests

Disclosure, Regulation, Contracting, Corporate Governance, ESG


Brad C. Nathan