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Professor of Financial Accounting
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Private Equity


Garen Markarian is chair of financial accounting at WHU-Koblenz. An international scholar specializing in corporate finance and governance, he has taught at IE Business School (Madrid), HEC (Paris), Bocconi, (Milan), Concordia (Montreal), Rice (Houston), and Case Western Reserve (Cleveland).

Dr. Markarian has extensive research on governance mechanisms, executive compensation, the banking crisis, stock market, and financial statements and valuation. His publications have received awards, both from the American Finance Association and the American Accounting Association, and mentioned in the Financial Times and CFO magazine.

Previously, he was a consultant for Standard & Poor’s “Society of Industry Leaders,” and was the first regional economic officer for the United Nations, and has consulted for starts-ups and private equity. Dr. Markarian has 15yrs+ experience in management education at the undergraduate, masters, executive, and Ph.D. level.

He has participated in curriculum design and implementation of various degree programs, and has extensive experience in institution building. Dr. Markarian has earned a B.S. in biology from American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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