Joachim Gassen holds the chaired professorship for financial accounting and auditing at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and is the vice dean of the School of Business and Economics.
He graduated in economics from Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster and obtained his doctoral degree in Business Economics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Before joining Humboldt, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and was a visiting scholar at New York University and University of Wisconsin – Madison.
His work centers on international accounting and its impact on markets and contracts.
He serves on the editorial boards of several accounting and business journals and is the department editor for the accounting section of the German association journal Business Research.