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Welcome to Professor Mark Bagnoli's Website


I am a Professor of Management in the Accounting Academic Group in the Krannert School of Management, currently hold the Olson Chair of Management and serve as the Accounting Academic Group Head.  I am also one of the academic directors of the Masters of Science (Accounting) and the Certificate of Advanced Accountancy programs offered by the Accounting Academic Group.

I use game theory to analyze problems in information asymmetries and rivalry, and I have published extensively in top journals in accounting, economics and finance, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Political Economy, the RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Theory, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Management Science, and Mathematical Finance, among others. One of my papers titled “Oligopoly, Disclosure and Earnings Management,” co-authored with Susan Watts and published in The Accounting Review, was featured in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  Another paper co-authored with Susan Watts, "Knowing Versus Telling Private Information About a Rival" received the 2016 Journal of Management Accounting Research Best Paper Award.

I currently teach Financial Statement Analysis in the MBA program and analytical seminars in financial and managerial accounting in the doctoral program.  Other MBA classes I have taught include Tax and Business Stratetgy, Managerial Economics, Corporate Finance I and Corporate Finance II.  I have also taught microeconomic theory, game theory and industrial organization at both undergraduate and doctoral levels.

Prior to joining Purdue, I taught at University of Michigan, Indiana University-Bloomington, Michigan State University and University of Western Ontario.