I am a fourth year doctoral student currently enrolled in the accounting Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Austin. I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University. I also have a CPA license registered in the state of Texas. Prior to joining the program I worked as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Transaction Services group in New York City and as a postgraduate technical assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, Connecticut. I also had multiple audit and transaction service internships during and following my education at Texas A&M University both in Dallas, TX and New York, New York.

My primary research interests are related to financial accounting and reporting issues by banks and other financial institutions such as their use of fair value, securitizations, and other financial instruments such as derivatives. However, I am also interested in a wide variety of other capital markets research topics such as litigation risk, analyst behavior, institutional investors, and conservatism. I am currently working on several research projects.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter, and two rescue dogs. My wife and I love to participate in charity work, and two of our favorite charities are Love146 and AustinPetsAlive. I also love reading a good book, hiking, and training our dogs.

March 2014 Christopher Yust