Mozaffar Khan

Associate Professor
Accounting Department


  • PhD 2005
    University of Toronto


  • The recent financial crisis; Financial reform and regulation; Equity market price pressure; Mutual fund trading; Equity issuances and repurchases; Mergers and acquisitions; Long-short equity investment strategies; Portfolio optimization; Short selling; Insider trading; Accounting quality; Accounting conservatism.

Harvard Business School

     Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration, 7/2014 - 6/ 2015

     (On leave from Minnesota)

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

     Associate Professor w/ tenure, 2014 -

     PhD Program Coordinator, 2013 -

     Assistant Professor, 2010 - 2014

MIT Sloan School of Management

     Assistant Professor of Management, 2005 - 2010

Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting & Economics, 2009-present

Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2010-present

Topic Editor, American Accounting Association Annual Convention, 2011

Topic Editor, American Accounting Association FARS Midyear Convention, 2014

Prizes: 2013 Whitebox Prize - Runner Up award for the best published contribution to the art and science of investing

Media mentions: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times

Consulting: Investment companies

Referee for Journals: Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Management Science (Finance track; Accounting track), Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, among others

Referee for External Funding Agencies: Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada




Selected Works

  • Do Short Sellers Front-Run Insider Sales? 2013. The Accounting Review, forthcoming . With Hai Lu.
  • Accounting Quality, Stock Price Delay and Future Stock Returns. 2013. Contemporary Accounting Research 30, 269-295. With Jeffrey Callen and Hai Lu.
  • Mutual Fund Trading Pressure: Firm-level Stock Price Impact and Timing of SEOs. 2012. Journal of Finance 57, 1371-1395. With Leonid Kogan and George Serafeim. 2013 Whitebox Prize - Runner Up $5000 award for the best published contribution to the art and science of investing
  • A Simple Model relating Accruals to Risk, and its Implications for the Accrual Anomaly. 2012. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 39, 35-59.
  • Estimation and Empirical Properties of a Firm-Year Measure of Accounting Conservatism. 2009. Journal of Accounting and Economics 48, 132-150. With Ross L. Watts.
  • Are Accruals Mispriced? Evidence from Tests of an Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model. 2008. Journal of Accounting and Economics 45, 55-77.
  • Conceptual Foundations of Capital Market Anomalies. 2011. Chapter 1 in Handbook of Investment Anomalies. Len Zacks, ed. Wiley.
  • Bank Recapitalization through SEOs: Why is This Time Different? 2013. With Dushyantkumar Vyas. Under review.
  • Third-party Costs of Debt Covenant Violations. 2013. With Yu Gao and Liang Tan. Under review.
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