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Benjamin   Luippold

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.S. Babson College
Academic Division
Areas of Expertise
Ben Luippold is an assistant professor in the Accounting and Law division.  He currently teaches managerial accounting in Babson’s core undergraduate integrated curriculum.  Teaching in the integrated curriculum is particularly special for Professor Luippold, as he is an alumnus of Babson (BS 2001) and, therefore, is a product of its integrated curriculum. 
Professor Luippold’s research interests focus on how accounting information affects the judgments and decisions of managers, auditors, investors, etc.  His dissertation examined how managers may attempt to manage the audit by diverting auditors away from discovering managed earnings.  This paper won best paper at the American Accounting Association Auditing Midyear Meeting in 2010, was featured in an article in CFO Magazine, and is currently under review for publication at Accounting, Organizations and Society.
In addition, Professor Luippold has several other research projects that are either published, under review for publication or ongoing.  He has presented his research and served as a discussant for other research papers at several prestigious conferences including the American Accounting Association, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, and the Kansas University Auditing Symposium.  Furthermore, he has served as a reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, along with several conferences.
Prior to joining Babson, he served on the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU), where he primarily taught Auditing and Assurance Services to accounting majors. 
Professor Luippold holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009).  While at UMass, he served as both a research assistant and an instructor, primarily teaching Managerial Accounting.  Before entering a PhD program, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its Assurance and Global Risk Management Solutions divisions.