Brad Nathan

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

I am a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Accounting at Columbia University in the City of New York. I teach Financial Accounting in the MBA core.

My research examines how a system or market reacts when shocked with relevant information, and what the implications are for regulators, policymakers, corporations, and other stakeholders. I am passionate about research that makes a real-world impact. My research uses multiple empirical methods, including archival, survey, and field experimental approaches, to explore topics such as the impact of accounting disclosure requirements on federal procurement contracts, legal system developments, and the property tax protest system. My research has been featured in the Dallas Morning News, Public Procurement International, top economics blog Marginal Revolution, and other outlets.

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, managing the design and construction of 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