Professor Garen B. Markarian
Professor of Accounting at HEC – University of Lausanne
Prof. Dr. Garen Markarian is a professor of accounting at HEC – University of Lausanne. As an international scholar specializing in corporate finance and governance, he is still teaching at WHU-Otto Beisheim (Duesseldorf), and taught also at University of Iowa, IE Business School (Madrid), HEC (Paris), Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (Paris), Bocconi, (Milan), Concordia (Montreal), Rice (Houston), and Case Western Reserve (Cleveland).
Previously holding the position of First Regional Economic Officer for Western Asia at the United Nations, Dr. Markarian has extensive experience in research on governance mechanisms, executive compensation, the banking crisis, stock markets, and financial statements and valuation. His publications have received awards both from the American Finance Association and the American Accounting Association, and have been mentioned in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, and CFO magazine.
He has published in journals such as The Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, and The Journal of Banking and Finance, etc. Beforehand, he was a consultant for Standard & Poor’s “Society of Industry Leaders,” as well as for starts-ups and private equity.
Dr. Markarian has 15yrs+ experience in management education at the undergraduate, masters, executive, and Ph.D. level. Dr. Markarian has a Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.