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Paul André

HEC Université de Lausanne

​Paul André, PhD (U. of Waterloo, Canada), professor, HEC Lausanne, has taught Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation in many MSc, MBA and various Advanced Masters Programs and Executive Education programs.

His research focuses on the topics of financial reporting, earnings quality, corporate governance, ownership structures, auditing and mergers and acquisitions. Paul has published articles on these topics in journals such as: Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting and Corporate Governance: An International Review, Accounting in Europe. Paul is Editor of Accounting in Europe, a journal of the European Accounting Association, Associate Editor of the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting and is also on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting and Business Research, Comptabilité Contrôle Audit, among others.

He has been a Professor at ESSEC Business School (and director of the ESSEC Financial Reporting Centre), the University of Edinburgh, HEC Montreal, UQAM and the University of Ottawa and a visiting scholar at Paris-Dauphine, Paris XII, Concordia University and Cass Business School.

Past Associate Dean for Research and Head of Department, Paul is also a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CA) and has worked for one of the Big Four auditing firms.


EFRAG Academic Panel

​The EFRAG Academic Panel was established in 2017 as a response to the increased importance of research activities for the IASB and EFRAG. The Panel consists of 17 academics specialised in financial reporting (including IFRS) and knowledgeable in different aspects and topics specifically relevant to Europe.

The objective of the Panel, which supports EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group (EFRAG TEG) is to contribute to the debate on relevant topics by providing suggestions on:

• relevant research projects;
• the scopes of EFRAG research projects;
• research methodologies;
• research tenders; and
• research papers sponsored or prepared by EFRAG.

The Panel meets physically twice a year and is part of the wider EFRAG Academic Network.

IASB members and staff are also invited to participate as observers as part of the IASB outreach activities.

Name Job title
Paul André HEC Université de Lausanne
Richard Barker Oxford University
Véronique Blum Université Grenoble Alpes
Kees Camfferman Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Joachim Gassen Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Günther Gebhardt Honorary Member
Niclas Hellman Stockholm School of Economics
Ann Jorissen Universiteit Antwerpen
Irene Karamanou University of Cyprus, Nikosia
Erlend Kvaal Chairman
Andrea Lionzo Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan
Araceli Mora Universidad de Valencia
Roberto di Pietra Università di Siena
Lucia Maria Portela de Lima Rodrigues Universidade do Minho, Braga
Thorsten Sellhorn Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Frank Thinggaard Aarhus Universitet
Alfred Wagenhofer Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz