Harm Schütt

Harm Schütt

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Tilburg University


I am an assistant professor in the department of accountancy at the Tilburg University School of Economics and Management. I received a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. My area of expertise is financial information analysis and valuation. My research focuses on how accounting influences belief formation in financial markets and how to use modern analytical methods for financial analysis.


  • Belief Formation in Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Data Analytics
  • Valuation
  • Bayesian Statistics


  • PhD in Business Administration, 2013

    University of California at Berkeley, United States

  • Dipl. Ökonom, 2007

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany


(2020). Forecasting Earnings Using k-Nearest Neighbor Matching.


(2020). Technological Changes and Countries' Tax Policy Design.


(2019). Firm Valuation and the Uncertainty of Future Tax Avoidance. European Accounting Review.


(2016). Does Going Private Add Value through Operating Improvements?. Journal of Corporate Finance.



I am currently teaching:

  • Research in Corporate Communication – Measuring Latent Concepts in the summer semester (Ph.D. course)
  • Academic Competences in Accounting with Lucas Mahieux in the winter semester (Pre-Master in Accounting)
  • Financial Statement Analysis with Stephan Hollander in the winter semester (Master in Accounting)

A few other graduate courses I have taught in the past are listed here. Github repositories for some courses can be found on my github page:

  • Introduction to Automated Textual Analysis in Accounting and Finance Research (MBR, Munich 2018, 2019, 2020, Nurnberg 2019)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods (MBR, Munich 2018) (Repo)
  • Robust Empirical Research in Accounting (SPAR, Munich 2018) (Repo)