Prof. Zoltan Novotny-Farkas
Zoltán Novotny-Farkas is full professor of International Accounting at the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics, WU Vienna. He earned his doctoral degree at the Goethe University of Frankfurt in 2011. Prior to his position at WU, he was (senior) lecturer in accounting and finance at Lancaster University (UK). He spent a year as visiting scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the economic consequences of changes in accounting and banking regulations, such as the introduction of new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or Basel III. He is particularly interested in the role of accounting for the investment and risk taking behavior of banks. Furthermore, he investigates the economic determinants of increased transparency in the financial reporting of central banks.