Leonidas C. Doukakis is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Department of Accounting and Finance. Prior to his appointment at AUEB, he was Assistant Professor at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from AUEB, a MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a PhD in Accounting from AUEB. His doctoral studies were financed by a scholarship received by the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation. After receiving his PhD, he worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at AUEB and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at HEC Lausanne. He has worked for Emporiki Bank and as a financial consultant for the Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications.
His research focuses on accounting quality and earnings manipulation, accounting for mergers and acquisitions, International Financial Reporting Standards, estimation and accounting treatment of own credit risk for financial institutions, and corporate governance. His publications have appeared in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, The International Journal of Accounting, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money etc. He serves the editorial board of the International Journal of Accounting, issued by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and acts as an ad hoc reviewer for several accounting and finance journals. He worked as a researcher for the European Research Program “Pythagoras II”.
He has more than 10 years of teaching experience at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. He has taught financial accounting related modules, such as advanced group accounting, financial statement analysis & valuation, financial reporting & corporate governance etc. He has supervised several bachelor and master academic theses and has served as an internal and external expert in doctoral theses. He is a member of the European Accounting Association, the American Accounting Association and the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association. Since September 2019, he serves as a permanent member of the Governing Committee of the Hellenic Open University.
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