Mendoza School of Business

Zachary Kowaleski

Assistant Professor
  307 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications

Zach is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and the EY Faculty Fellow at the Mendoza College of Business. He studies the effect of the institutional setting on behavior using the audit and broker-dealer settings. His work has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, and the Journal of Financial Economics.

At the Mendoza College of Business, Zach teaches Audit and Assurance Services (Acct 40510) and previously taught Introductory Financial Accounting (ACCT 20100). Zach was formerly an Economic Research Fellow at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and he worked four years in PwC's audit practice between earning his BBA, MAcc, and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ph D, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise

"Auditors are Known by the Companies They Keep", (With Jonathan Cook, Michael Minnis, Andrew Sutherland, Karla Zehms), Journal of Accounting and Economics, 70, 2020

"Can Ethics be Taught? Evidence from Securities Exams and Investment Adviser Misconduct", (With Andrew Sutherland, Felix Vetter), Journal of Financial Economics, 138, 2020

"The Impact of Consulting Services on Audit Quality: An Experimental Approach.", (With Amy Tegeler, Brian Mayhew), Journal of Accounting Research, 56, 2018

"The Continuing Evolution of Auditor Reporting in the Broker-Dealer Industry: Issues and Opportunities", (With Nathan Cannon, Anne Schnader, Jean Bedard), Current Issues in Auditing, 12, 2018