Ahmed Tahoun

Associate Professor of Accounting at London Business School


Professor Tahoun has been a research scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Wharton School, a faculty member at the London School of Economics, a research fellow at the University of Valencia, and a banker at HSBC. His research tackles important questions in society ranging from the quid-pro-quo relations between politicians and the corporate world, the economic consequences of the Egyptian Revolt, and the global development of securities law in response to corporate scandals during the past 200 years. He has also been engaged in comparative international work on executive compensation, looking for the roots of cross-country differences in pay packages.


His current research agenda focuses on measuring a firm’s exposure to political risk and to technology shocks and exploring how this exposure affects firms in capital and factor markets. He has published his research in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Accounting Review and the Review of Finance. The New York Times and the FT have covered his work.


He is currently an associate editor at the Journal of Accounting Research. Tahoun has been the recipient of five consecutive grants from the prestigious Institute of New Economic Thinking, he has twice received LBS’s faculty research award, he was granted the Referee of the Year award by the Journal of Accounting Research and was made a member of its editorial board. Tahoun was named as one of the Top 40 Professors under 40. Tahoun received his PhD from MBS and completed his doctoral training courses at the Wharton School and Tilburg University.


Ahmed is a member of the Wheeler Institute Call for Proposals Faculty Committee.