Prof. Dr. Michael Stich

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Prof. Dr. Michael Stich

Curriculum Vitae
2021-Professor of Accounting, Technical University of Munich, Campus Heilbronn
2017-2021Professor of Empirical Accounting, University of Cologne
2012-2017Assistant Professor of Accounting, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2009-2012Research Assistant at the Professorship of Accounting and Auditing, Ruhr-University Bochum
2004-2009Student of Business Administration (Honors Program of the Elite Network of Bavaria), University of Regensburg and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Areas of interest

  • Integrated and sustainability reporting
  •  Investor impatience and managerial myopia
  • Real effects of accounting regulation
  •  Sustainability assurance
  • Accounting enforcement


  • Best Paper Award (runner-up), German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), 2018
  • Best Conference Reviewer Award, German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), 2016
  • Fellowship at the Schoeller Research Centre for Business and Society, 2015
  • Michael Munkert Award for Applied Audit Research, 2013
  • Ernst Zander Award of the Alwin Reemtsma Foundation for Research in Management and Economics, 2012
  • Academic Dissertation Award of the German Institute for Share Promotion (DAI), 2012
  • Best Conference Paper Award, German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), 2010

Key Publications

Steinmeier, M., and Stich, M. 2019. Does sustainability assurance improve managerial investment decisions? European Accounting Review.

Ernstberger, J., Link, B., Stich, M., and Vogler, O. 2017. The real effects of mandatory quarterly reporting. The Accounting Review.

Ernstberger, J., Stich, M., and Vogler, O. 2012. Economic consequences of accounting enforcement reforms. European Accounting Review.

Hitz, J.-M., Ernstberger, J., and Stich, M. 2012. Enforcement of accounting standards in Europe. European Accounting Review.

Lackmann, J., Ernstberger, J., and Stich, M. 2012. Market reactions to increased reliability of sustainability information. Journal of Business Ethics.