Brad Nathan

Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick | Office 4143 | 100 Rockafeller Rd | Piscataway, NJ 08554  

I am an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. I teach undergraduate and Honors Financial Accounting. Prior to my current appointment, I was a Visiting Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York, where I taught in the MBA core. 

My research explores topics related to financial disclosure, public finance, regulation, 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. 

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 both 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, Public Finance, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Litigation

Media Mentions

Invited to present dissertation at U.S. Department of Defense's AIRC (webinar on 1/11/23): "Do Cost or Pricing Requirements Improve Contract Outcomes?" (video, includes executive-level government panelists, 500+ registrants)

Marginal Revolution: "How much are Republicans and Democrats polarized really?"
Inside Jindal Blog: "Jindal School Study Reveals Less Political Polarity Than Previously Thought"
Dallas Morning News: "New property tax study shows that if homeowners get help on how to protest, they will"
Al Día Dallas: "Few Hispanics Take Advantage of the Option to Reduce Their Taxes" (Spanish)
Inside Jindal Blog: "JSOM Pair Studies Motivations and Methodologies of Property Tax Protests"
Berkeley Haas News: "Those darn property taxes! Insights from Texas tax protests"


Brad C. Nathan