Chair of Business Administration and Accounting

Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof

Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof

Jannis Bischof joined the University of Mannheim as a Professor of Accounting in 2015. His research addresses the role of disclosure and transparency in the financial sector and other settings, the regulation of financial institutions, and managerial discretion in reporting decisions. He is Principal in the TRR (SFB/Transregio) 266 Research Center “Accounting for Transparency” and Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute für Financial Research (SAFE). He is member of the EFRAG’s Financial Instruments Working Group and has consulted, among others, the European Parliament on IFRS endorsement. He is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals (Accounting and Business Research, Business Research, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Economics).

Prior to joining Mannheim, Jannis Bischof has been Professor of Finance & Accounting at Goethe University Frankfurt and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim. During his PhD studies, he visited Harvard University and ESSEC Business School.

In Mannheim, Professor Bischof is teaching management and cost accounting for both undergrads and MBAs as well as financial reporting and IFRS regulation in several master’s programs. He is also offering a PhD course on Empirical Accounting Research.

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MMM Reseach Award: von Zedlitz-Neukirch
Gerrit von Zedlitz-Neukirch got awarded with the MaFAT Research Award for his thesis “Climate Risk Exposure and Credit Risk of Financial Institutions: Do Risk Disclosures and Stress-Test Information Matter?”
New Course: ACC 661
ACC 661 Corporate Sustainability Performance: Measurement, Assessment and Improvement
Corporate Issues Generate Considerable Costs for Society
The social costs of corporate emissions correspond on average to around 44 percent of the respective corporate profits. These are the findings of a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago, the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim and ...
GBP Monitor November: Companies Are Skeptical About the Investment-Promotion Effect of the Growth Opportunities Act
The Growth Opportunities Act, which is about to be passed, aims to promote investments in Germany and to counteract economic crises. But can the planned measures deliver what they promise? The new study of the German Business Panel shows that many companies are skeptical about that. Less than 20 ...
MaFAT Jahresveranstaltung 27.09.2022
Die diesjährige Jahres­veranstaltung des MaFAT e.V. mit einer Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema „ESG in der Unternehmens­berichterstattung“  findet am 27.09.2022 um 17.30 Uhr im Hörsaal SO 108 statt. Nach einer Begrüßung & Vorstellung des MaFAT e.V. und des MaFAT Student Club folgt traditionell die ...
Gap Year in Accounting & Taxation 2022/23
The next info session will take place on January 31. For students, the transition from a Bachelor's to a Master's degree is an ideal time to gain practical experience and to orientate themselves professionally. As part of the Gap Year in Accounting & Taxation, you will complete three four-month ...
Accounting & Taxation in the MMM program
The Area Accounting & Taxation invites all MMM students to a welcome presentation on Wednesday, September 8, at 1:45pm. Professors Jannis Bischof (Accounting) and Philipp Dörrenberg (Tax) will present the teaching concept of the Area and provide an overview of the different course options in our ...
NDR: How Companies View the German State Aid Programs
Jannis Bischof comments on how German companies view the state aid programs that the German government introduced during the Covid-19 crisis. Listen to the interview here.