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  • Associate Professor
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
2766 7057
Research Area:

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Corporate disclosure
  • Securities litigation
  • Asset pricing, cost of equity capital and firm valuation
  • Corporate governance and executive compensation

Tjomme Rusticus is an Associate Professor of the School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Before joining PolyU, Dr. Rusticus was a faculty member at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, London Business School, and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He holds a PhD in Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

His research focuses on several areas in accounting and finance including the effect of litigation on corporate disclosure, how (efficiently) investors use accounting information in capital markets, and the design and effectiveness of corporate governance and executive compensation arrangements. He has published several articles in top tier academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review. Dr. Rusticus currently serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

“Private Litigation Costs and Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from the Morrison Ruling”, The Accounting Review, May 2019, with Jim Naughton, Clare Wang, and Ira Yeung 

“Bank competition and financial stability: Evidence from the financial crisis”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 51, February 2016, with Brian Akins, Lynn Li, and Jeffrey Ng 

“Stock Option Grant Vesting Terms: Economic and Financial Reporting Determinants”, Review of Accounting Studies, vol. 18, December 2013, with Brian Cadman and Jayanthi Sunder 

“On the Use of Instrumental Variables in Accounting Research”, Journal of Accounting and Economics, vol. 49, April 2010, with David Larcker 

“Implications of Transaction Costs for the Post-Earnings Announcement Drift”, Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 46, June 2008, with Jeffrey Ng and Rodrigo Verdi 

“Endogeneity and Empirical Accounting Research”, European Accounting Review, vol. 16, 2007, with David Larcker 

“Does Weak Governance Cause Weak Stock Performance? An Investigation of Operating Performance and Investors’ Expectations”, Journal of Finance, vol. 61, April 2006, with John Core and Wayne Guay