Luzi Hail joined the Accounting Department at the Wharton School in 2004 as a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer and is now an Associate Professor of Accounting. His research interests focus on international accounting, disclosure regulation, cost of capital and the interrelation between countries' institutional framework and the reporting behavior by corporations. His research has been published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Accounting Studies.
Prior to joining the Wharton School, Luzi Hail spent three years as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his doctorate from the University of Zurich, where he later joined the Economics and Business faculty as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked for Credit Suisse and the Union Bank of Switzerland in the Accounting & Control Group and the Asset & Liability Management Department.