Thomas Rauter

Thomas Rauter joined Chicago Booth as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in 2018. He holds a PhD from WU Vienna/VGSF (Austria), an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics (United Kingdom), and a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked in the asset and insurance solutions groups at Morgan Stanley and in the investment banking division at Citi. His research interests include financial reporting, banking, and the effects of disclosure regulation, with a focus on foreign corruption and economic development.

Reversing the “Resource Curse” with Foreign Corruption Regulation

Anti-corruption regulation originating in developed countries is effective in changing corporate behavior and has a positive economic impact on developing countries.

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The Silent Coup

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