Owen Graduate School of Management


Owen Graduate School of Management
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Political influence, managerial incentives

Subject Areas



A former analyst for JPMorgan, Katherine Lee studies the impact of political influence on financial statements.

Awards & Accomplishments

During her time at Booth, Catherine earned several fellowships, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, as well as the Outstanding Academic Award for the MBA program.  


Professor Lee’s dissertation closely examines political influence on financial statements with regard to the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, which included one of the largest corporate tax cuts in years.


Professor Lee teaches Financial Statements Analysis for students in the MBA and MAcc programs.

On A Personal Note...

After graduating from Princeton, Katherine spent four years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., first as a Finance and Accounting analyst and later as an Investment Banking associate.

Research Interests

Professor Lee’s research interests include political influence, managerial decisions around financial reporting, regulation and standards setting, managerial incentives, the effect of taxes on business decisions, and risk management.


Ph.D., Accounting, University of Chicago, 2013

MBA, University of Chicago, 2007

B.S.E., Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2003

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