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Musaib Ashraf

Assistant Professor
Department: Accounting and Information Systems
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N232
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-7486
  • Biography
    Dr. Musaib Ashraf obtained his PhD in Accounting from The University of Arizona in 2020 and joined Michigan State University the same year. He teaches the accounting analytics course (which covers data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity) to accounting graduate students, and his research focuses on organizational economics and capital markets. In particular, Dr. Ashraf studies corporate governance (such as audit committees), financial reporting (such as internal controls), and topics at the intersection of accounting and information technology (such as cybersecurity, automation, and artificial intelligence).
  • Publications
    “The Impact of Audit Committee Information Technology Expertise on the Reliability and Timeliness of Financial Reporting”; coauthored with Paul Michas and Dan Russomanno; published in The Accounting Review (September 2020); doi:
    “The Role of Peer Events in Corporate Governance: Evidence from Data Breaches”; solo authored; published in The Accounting Review (March 2022); doi:
    “Are There Trade-Offs with Mandating Timely Disclosure of Cybersecurity Incidents? Evidence from State-Level Data Breach Disclosure Laws”; coauthored with John Jiang and Isabel Wang; published in The Journal of Finance and Data Science (November 2022); doi:
    “Can shareholders benefit from consumer protection disclosure mandates? Evidence from data breach disclosure laws”; coauthored with Jayanthi Sunder; forthcoming in The Accounting Review (July 2023); doi:
    “Are Audit Committees Overloaded? Evidence From The Effect Of Financial Risk Management Oversight On Financial Reporting Quality”; coauthored with Preeti Choudhary and Jacob Jaggi; forthcoming in Management Science; doi:
    “Does Automation Improve Financial Reporting? Evidence from Internal Controls”; solo authored; forthcoming in Review of Accounting Studies; doi:
    “Fair Value Accounting Standards and Securities Litigation” coauthored with Dain Donelson, John McInnis, and Richard Mergenthaler; conditionally accepted in Journal of Accounting and Economics

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