Ethan Rouen

March 22, 2022 | secon2023

Ethan Rouen is an assistant professor of business administration in the Accounting and Management Unit, where he teaches the elective course Reimagining Capitalism, and serves as the faculty co-chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project at Harvard Business School.

His current research interest focuses on understanding economic inequality and the measurement of human capital. He has been awarded from the American Accounting Association the Competitive Manuscript Award, the Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal, and the Best Dissertation Award in the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section. His research has been published in The Journal of Financial Economics, The Accounting Review, Management Science, and The Review of Accounting Studies, and his journalism and opinion articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, Le Monde, HuffPo, The Hill, CEOWORLD Magazine, and Fortune.com, among others. He appears frequently in national and international media outlets.

Professor Rouen earned a BA in history and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MS in journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From Columbia Business School, he received an MBA in finance and accounting, an M.Phil. in accounting, and a PhD in accounting.