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Welcome to Professor Mark Bagnoli's Website


I am a Professor of Management in the Accounting Area in the Krannert School of Management and currently hold the Olson Chair of Management.  I serve as the Accounting Area coordinator and am the director of both the Doctoral Programs in Management and the Certificate of Advanced Accountancy Program offered by the Accounting Area.

I am a trained game theorist who analyzes problems in information asymmetries and rivalry, and I have published extensively in top journals in accounting, economics and finance, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Political Economy, the RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Theory, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Management Science, and Mathematical Finance, among others. One of my papers titled “Oligopoly, Disclosure and Earnings Management,” co-authored with Susan Watts and published in The Accounting Review, was recently featured in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  I was named a Purdue Faculty Scholar in 2004.

I teach Financial Statement Analysis and Tax and Business Strategy in the MBA program and analytical seminars in financial and managerial accounting in the doctoral program.  Other MBA classes I have taught include Managerial Economics, Corporate Finance I and Corporate Finance II. 

Prior to joining Purdue, I taught at University of Michigan, Indiana University-Bloomington, Michigan State University and University of Western Ontario.