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Thomas Linsmeier

Thomas Linsmeier

Expert on financial reporting, particularly issues relating to standard setting activities, and the economic effects of changes in accounting standards.

Thomas G. Ragatz Distinguished Chair in Accounting & Professor, Accounting & Information Systems Wisconsin School of Business Work: 608-265-2985


  • The valuation/relevance of earnings component information
  • Derivatives and hedging
  • Usefulness to investors of fair value and market risk management disclosures
  • Role of accounting information in securities markets
  • U.S. and international financial reporting standard setting activities


  • Published in The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting Research; Review of Accounting Studies; Accounting Horizons; Management Science; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance
  • Consultant to treasurers, auditors, lawyers and entities on financial reporting matters
  • Testified before Congress on financial reporting matters
  • Academic Fellow and Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Appointed member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from July 2006 to June 2016