Assistant Professor Dr. Lukas Löhlein
Institute of Management Accounting and Control

Assistant Professor

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Curriculum Vitae and Publications

Short biography:
Lukas Löhlein joined WHU as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC) in March 2017. Lukas earned his Ph.D. from the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) in 2016. He holds a M.A. in Management and Economics and a first degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration. Lukas is a Research Associate of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), and an alumnus of the Foundation of German Business (sdw).

In his Ph.D. Lukas focused on the regulation of the accounting profession from a comparative and a local institutional angle. He visited the Accounting Department of LSE as Visiting Ph.D. Student in 2014, and before joining the IMC, Lukas was a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSE from 2015 to 2017.

During his Ph.D., Lukas taught research seminars at the University of Vigo (Spain) and the University of Kaunas (Lithuania). At LSE, he taught Managerial Accounting and was the course leader of Management Accounting, Financial Management, Organisational Control. He was awarded the LSE Teaching Excellence Award 2017 in the category of Mentoring and Personal Development.

Key publications:

  • Detzen, D., & Loehlein, L. (forthcoming): Language at work in the Big Four: Global aspirations and local segmentation, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.
  • Loehlein, L. (2017): Measuring the Independence of Audit Oversight Entities. A Comparative Empirical Analysis, Accounting Research Journal, 30 (2), 165-184.  
  • Loehlein, L. (2016). From Peer Review to PCAOB Inspections: Regulating for Audit Quality in the U.S., Journal of Accounting Literature, 36, 28-47.