Ben Lourie

Ben Lourie

Associate Professor

SB2 322  


PhD in Accounting, UC Los Angeles
BA in Economics, Tel Aviv University

Research Interest

Financial Analysts

Market Efficiency

Financial Accounting

Earnings Management

Ben Lourie is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Paul Merage School of Business. His research interests include financial analysts, market efficiency and financial accounting. His dissertation examines if the “revolving-door” phenomenon whereby analysts are hired by firms that they cover poses a threat to their independence. The dissertation was mention in publications such as Financial Times, Bloomberg and Business Insider. 

Lourie received his bachelor degree in Economics from Tel Aviv University in Israel and his PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Business. During the 5 years between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Lourie worked as Manager in Deloitte Management Consulting and as an instructor in Tel Aviv University.

Selected Publications, News & Honors

Li, Qin, Ben Lourie, Alexander Nekrasov, and Terry J. Shevlin. "Employee Turnover and Firm Performance: Large-Sample Archival Evidence." Management Science, Accepted.

Lourie, Ben, Devin Shanthikumar, and Tiana Lehmer. "Broker Trading Volume: A Conflict of Interest?." Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming.

Peng-Chia Chiu, Ben Lourie, Alex Nekrasov and Siew Hong Teoh. “Cater to Thy Client: Analyst Responsiveness to Institutional Investor Attention.” Management Science, Forthcoming

Hirshleifer David, Lourie Ben, Ruchti Thomas and Phong Troung. “The First Impression Bias: Evidence from Analyst Forecasts?". Review of Finance, Forthcoming.

Gutierrez, Elizabeth F. and Lourie, Ben and Nekrasov, Alexander and Shevlin, Terry J., “Are Online Job Postings Informative to Investors?” Management Science, forthcoming.

Givoly, Dan, Yifan Li, Ben Lourie, and Alexander Nekrasov. "Key Performance Indicators as Supplements to Earnings: Incremental informativeness, Demand Factors, Measurement Issues, and Properties of Their Forecasts." Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming.

Hirshleifer, David, Yaron Levi, Ben Lourie, and Siew Hong Teoh. "Decision fatigue and heuristic analyst forecasts." Journal of Financial Economics 133, no. 1 (2019): 83-98.

Lourie, Ben. "The revolving door of sell-side analysts." The Accounting Review 94.1 (2018): 249-270.