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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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.
Mannheimer Morgen: Interview with Jannis Bischof
Jannis Bischof discusses the situation of German companies after the re-opening of many businesses. Read the article here.
Jannis Bischof Re-Appointed to the EFRAG Financial Instruments Working Group
EFRAG has announced the new composition of its Financial Instruments Working Group. Jannis Bischof has been re-appointed as an academic representative. Find more information here.              
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Mannheimer Morgen: The Current Challenges with International Supply Chains
Jannis Bischof comments on the consequences of the current supply chain interruptions for German companies. Read the article here.
RNZ: The Crisis in the Suez Canal
Jannis Bischof comments on the consequences of the Suez Canal blockage for local companies in the Rhine-Neckar area. Click here to read the article.
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NDR: Interview with Jannis Bischof
Jannis Bischof discusses the government aid programs for German companies in an interview for the NDR Podcast “Wirtschaft in Zeiten von Corona”. Click here to get to the episode.
FAZ: Corporate Profits and Insolvencies during the Covid-19 Crisis
Jannis Bischof comments on the recent findings of the German Business Panel.