Garen Markarian

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Garen Markarian


Accounting department


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SDGs tackled in research

Decent work and economic growth

Personal insights

Garen Markarian holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. As an international scholar specializing in corporate finance and governance, he has taught at WHU-Otto Beisheim (Dusseldorf), University of Iowa (CIMBA-Italy), IE Business School (Madrid), HEC (Paris), Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (Paris), Bocconi, (Milan), Concordia (Montreal), Rice (Houston), and Case Western Reserve (Cleveland). Previously holding the position of First Regional Economic Officer for Western Asia at the United Nations, his publications have received awards both from the American Finance Association and the American Accounting Association, and have been mentioned in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, and CFO magazine. Dr. Markarian has published in journals such as The Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Strategic Management Journal, and The Journal of Banking and Finance, etc. Beforehand, he was a consultant for Standard & Poor’s “Society of Industry Leaders,” he currently is an advisor at Lux Point Partners (Berlin).


Summary of research areas

Garen Markarian’s research focuses on the ethical behavior of executives, from issues related to insider trading, to earnings manipulations, and the greenwashing of ESG information in company reports and websites.



Insider Trading
Corporate Fraud
Earnings Manipulation
Employee safety and prosperity



The Effect of Import Competition on Product Diversification Revisited. Strategic Management Journal, Volume 41, 2020, Issue 16. 10.1002/smj.3194


Employee Protection Shocks and Corporate Cash Holdings

Journal of Corporate Finance. Volume 69, Issue 4, 2021.


CEO Risk-Related Incentives and Income Smoothing

Contemporary Accounting Research, 2009, 26(4)


Inside Agency: The Rise and Fall Of Nortel

Journal of Business Ethics. 2008, 84(2)

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