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Markarian, Garen

Garen Markarian

Visiting Professor of Accounting

McNair Hall, Room 264


Garen Markarian is a visiting professor of accounting at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and is teaching the core financial accounting course in our full-time program while Brian Rountree is on sabbatical. An international scholar specializing in corporate finance and governance, he is currently based in IE Business School, Madrid, and has also taught at HEC (Paris), Bocconi, (Milan), Concordia (Montreal) and Case Western Reserve (Cleveland). Dr. Markarian has extensive research on governance mechanisms, executive compensation, the banking crisis, stock market/event analysis, and financial statements and valuation. His numerous publications have received awards both from the American Finance Association and the American Accounting Association, and mentioned in the Financial Times and CFO magazine. Previously, He was a consultant for Standard & Poor’s “Society of Industry Leaders,” has consulted for the United Nations, and for starts-ups and private equity. Of Lebanese and Russian descent, Dr. Markarian is fluent in English, Arabic and Armenian, has an intermediate understanding of Russian and Spanish, and a working knowledge of French and Italian. He earned a B.S. in biology from American University of Beirut, an MBA from McNeese State University and a Ph.D. in Management from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  


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