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Vedran CAPKUN

Professor

Accounting and Management Control

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Biography

Vedran Capkun is a Professor at HEC Paris, member of the Department of Accounting and Management Control, the Department of Law and Tax, GREGHEC CNRS-HEC Research Lab, and Hi! Paris Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2006, and his HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches) from the University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne, France in 2013. 

His centers of interests cover the areas of Accounting, Law and Economics. His research has been published in the International Journal of Operations and Productions Management, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Security & Privacy, the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, The Journal of Law and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. He is a member of the Association Francophone de Comptabilité (AFC), European Accounting Association (EAA), American Accounting Association (AAA), American Law and Economics Association (ALEA), and Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS).

He teaches in the MBA, EMBA, and Grande Ecole programs of HEC Paris.

Scientific articles

Do Firms Respond to Peer Disclosures? Evidence from Disclosures of Clinical Trial Results

Accounting Review (The), May 2023, vol. 98, n° 3, pp 71-108, (in coll. with Y. LOU, C. A. OTTO, Y. WANG)

Secured Credit and Bankruptcy Resolution

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, December 2023, vol. 20, n° 4, pp 719-745, (in coll. with B. ADLER)

Replacing Key Employee Retention Plans with Incentive Plans in Bankruptcy

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2021, vol. 94, n° 101278, (in coll. with E. ORS)

Debt-Equity Conflict and Incidence of Secured Credit

Journal of Law and Economics, aout 2019, vol. 62, n° 3, pp 551-578, (in coll. with B. E. ADLER)

The Effects of IFRS Adoption on Observed Earnings Smoothing Properties: The Confounding Effects of Changes in TimelyGain and Loss Recognition

European Accounting Review, 2018, vol. 27, n° 5, pp 797-815, (in coll. with D. W. COLLINS)

The Effect of IAS/IFRS Adoption on Earnings Management (Smoothing): A Closer Look at Competing Explanations

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, July-August 2016, vol. 35, n° 4, pp 352–394, (in coll. with D. W. COLLINS, T. JEANJEAN)

Microcomputations as Micropayments in Web-based Services

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, May 2014, vol. 13, n° 3, pp 1-23, (in coll. with G. O. KARAME, A. FRANCILLON, V. BUDILIVSCHI, S. CAPKUN)

Is Bitcoin a Decentralized Currency ?

IEEE Security & Privacy, May-June 2014, vol. 12, n° 3, pp 54-60, (in coll. with A. GERVAIS, G. O. KARAME)

Microcomputations as Micropayments in Web-based Services

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, december, 2 2014, vol. 13, n° 3, (in coll. with G. KARAME, V. BUDILIVSCHI)

An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Audit and Auditor Characteristics on Audit Performance

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2014, vol. 39, n° 7, pp 495-510, (in coll. with W. ALISSA, T. JEANJEAN, N. SUCA)

Chapters in edited books

Measuring the Effects of Improvements in Operations Management

Rapid Modeling For Increasing Competitiveness - Tools And Mindset, G. Reiner (Ed.), Springer, Berlin, 249-264

Working papers

Scientific articles

Do Firms Respond to Peer Disclosures? Evidence from Disclosures of Clinical Trial Results

Accounting Review (The), May 2023, vol. 98, n° 3, pp 71-108, (in coll. with Y. LOU, C. A. OTTO, Y. WANG)

Secured Credit and Bankruptcy Resolution

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, December 2023, vol. 20, n° 4, pp 719-745, (in coll. with B. ADLER)

Replacing Key Employee Retention Plans with Incentive Plans in Bankruptcy

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2021, vol. 94, n° 101278, (in coll. with E. ORS)

Debt-Equity Conflict and Incidence of Secured Credit

Journal of Law and Economics, aout 2019, vol. 62, n° 3, pp 551-578, (in coll. with B. E. ADLER)

Chapters in edited books

Measuring the Effects of Improvements in Operations Management

Rapid Modeling For Increasing Competitiveness - Tools And Mindset, G. Reiner (Ed.), Springer, Berlin, 249-264

Working papers

Education

  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches (HDR), Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Université de Lausanne - Switzerland
  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance, Université de Lausanne - Switzerland
  • University Diploma in Finance and Accounting, University of Split, Faculty of Economics - Croatia

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2023- Professor, Accounting and Management Control HEC Paris
  • 2011-2022 Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2014-2016 Department Head, Accounting and Management Control HEC Paris
  • 2006- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Association Francophone de Comptabilite (AFC)
  • Member, European Accounting Association (EAA)
  • Member, American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • Member, American Law Economics Association (ALEA)
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS)
  • Member, American Finance Association (AFA)