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Derek Christensen

Derek Christensen
PhD Student | Accounting and Information Systems
Accounting and Information Systems

Biography

Derek Christensen, CPA, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Denver. Before entering the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he worked in advisory consulting for Deloitte (Denver). In this role his work focused on the intersection of technical accounting and internal controls. In a similar vein Derek’s research interests lie at the intersection of financial accounting standards and corporate decision-making. Particularly, Derek’s work examines how financial accounting standards change managerial incentives, the internal information environment, and the external information environment of the firm.

Research

Working Papers

Christensen, D. & Lynch, D. & Partridge, C. (2021). You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Improvements in Investment Efficiency from a Mandated Accounting Change

Christensen, D. & Linsmeier, T. & Wangerin, D. Reporting Incentives and Consequences of Lease Accounting Standards

Presentations

Hawaii Accounting Research Conference (2022)

AAA Annual Meeting (2022)

AAA Annual Meeting (2021)

AAA Meeting of the Regions (2021)

University of Wisconsin – Madison Workshop Session (2x) (2021)

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Accounting Principles for Non-Business Majors (AIS 300), 2020.

Accounting Principles for Non Business Majors (AIS 300), 2021.

Accounting Principles for Non-Business Majors (AIS 300), 2019.

Service

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Accounting Horizons – Since January 2021
Ad Hoc Reviewer

AAA Annual Meeting – Since January 2021
Ad Hoc Reviewer

AAA Meeting of the Regions – Since January 2021
Ad Hoc Reviewer

AAA FARS Midyear Meeting – Since January 2021
Ad Hoc Reviewer