Prof. Dr. Michael Erkens is Professor of Financial Reporting at Nyenrode’s Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax. His main research interests include firms' disclosure and reporting practices, executive compensation, and corporate governance. Michael’s research is published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Accounting, Auditing and Control. It was awarded the Best Paper Award at the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, and the China Governmental Accounting Research Center.
Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Finance and received his Ph.D. in Financial Accounting with summa cum laude from Trier University, Germany. Next to his professorship at Nyenrode, he is also a professor of financial accounting and academic director at ERASMUS School of Economics, Rotterdam, and a visiting professor at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, and Anton de Kom University, Suriname. Michael gained other international experience as a professor at HEC Paris, France, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Michael enjoys spending time with his family, drinking wine, and listening to music in his music room at home.