Brad Nathan

I am an incoming Post-Doctoral Researcher in Accounting at Columbia University in the City of New York. I will teach Financial Accounting in the MBA core in Fall 2022.

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 on federal procurement contracts, legal system developments, and the property tax protest system. My research has been featured in the Dallas Morning News 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, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Litigation


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