DR Stefan Schantl

DR Stefan Schantl


  • Analytical Research on Financial Accounting Issues (Earnings Management, Accounting Policy Choices)
  • Design and Enforcement of Securities Market and Accounting Regulations
  • The Role of Information Intermediaries in Capital Markets (Financial Analysts, Credit Rating Agencies)



  • Dr. Stefan Schantl commenced his position as a Senior Lecturer (tenure-track) at the Department of Accounting at The University of Melbourne in September 2015. Before joining The University of Melbourne he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Accounting at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Business in 2014/15. At Krannert he taught MGMT 505 “Advanced Management Accounting” and MGMT 350 “Intermediate Accounting I” in the undergraduate program, where he was named as a distinguished instructor in the undergraduate electives for his teaching performance in MGMT 505. Native to Austria, Stefan attended the University of Graz and completed his Bachelors and Masters in both, Sociology and Business Administration, prior to pursuing the Doctoral Program of Accounting, Reporting and Taxation (DART) at three of the leading Austrian universities. During his PhD Stefan visited University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School (Department of Accounting) for the academic year 2012/13. In addition, he attended numerous PhD level courses and summer schools on accounting and economics. Stefan’s research focuses on the interaction between information intermediaries such as financial analysts and credit rating agencies, firms and debt and equity markets as well as issues in corporate finance and banking. In his research he applies analytical modeling and develops rational expectations as well as game theoretic models to highlight underlying economic effects. Prior to his academic career Stefan gained practical experience in various fields of business (e.g., corporate treasury, management accounting, auditing, market research, foreign trade, strategy consulting), in various industries (e.g., automotive, retail, paper & packaging), and in several European countries (Austria, Germany, Poland). Parallel to his PhD he moreover worked as a part-time Senior Auditing Associate for Moore Stephens Austria. He is a member of the European & American Accounting Associations and the European   


Member of

  • American Accounting Association. Member 2012 -
  • European Accounting Association. Member 2012 -
  • European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. Member 2012 -



Education and training

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr.rer.soc.oec., University of Graz 2014
  • MA, University of Graz 2009
  • MSc, University of Graz 2008
  • BA, University of Graz 2008
  • BSc, University of Graz 2007

Awards and honors

  • International research scholarship, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Graz, 2012
  • Mobility and research scholarship, Government of the state of Styria, Austria, 2012
  • DART visiting research scholarship, Doctoral Program of Accounting, Reporting and Taxation, Universities of Graz & Vienna, 2012
  • Merit scholarship, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Graz, 2011
  • PhD fellowship as a Full Collegiate to the DART, Doctoral Program of Accounting, Reporting and Taxation, Universities of Graz & Vienna, 2010


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Stefan is available for supervision of research in the fields of Financial and Management Accounting that applies theoretical modeling.