Christensen joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2008 and hopes that his students take away a basic understanding of accounting that allows them to read and understand financial reports.
Outside of academia, Christensen is preparing for the Chicago Marathon and enjoys traveling.
In 2003, he graduated with a master's degree from Aarhus School of Business at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
Outside of work, he tries to be somewhat funny on Twitter, plays video games, and enthusiastically shares his backyard weather station.
Hans Christensen studies international accounting harmonization and transparency regulation in financial and non-financial markets.
"During my work as an auditor, I observed how firms choose to account for similar events in very different ways, particularly when comparing them across countries," he said.
"My research now focuses on why firms make these different choices and what the consequences are." Christensen received a Ph D Scholarship from the Institute of State Authorized Public Accountants in Denmark and the 2009 International Accounting Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association International Accounting Section for his Ph D dissertation.
Mike Christianson is a Senior Software Engineer and leads a reading group for software engineers, at Gangplank, in the Phoenix East Valley.