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Ahmed Tahoun

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Dr Ahmed Tahoun is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at London Business School. He has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Wharton School, has been on the faculty of the London School of Economics, a research fellow at the University of Valencia, and a banker at HSBC in Egypt.

His primary research interests are the economic consequences of transparency and the politics of financial markets. He has published his research in the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research.

Dr Tahoun received his PhD from MBS and completed his doctoral training courses at the Wharton School and Tilburg University.


The power of the street: evidence from Egypt's Arab Spring

Acemoglu D; Hassan T A; Tahoun A

Review of Financial Studies 2018 Vol 31:1 p 1-42


Corporate scandals and regulation

Hail L; Tahoun A; Wang C

Journal of Accounting Research 2017 Forthcoming

Do common inherited beliefs and values influence CEO pay?

Ellahie A; Tahoun A; Tuna I

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2017 Vol 64:2-3 p 346-367

Do firms strategically disseminate? Evidence from corporate use of social media

Jung M J; Naughton J P; Tahoun A; Wang C

Accounting Review 2017 Forthcoming


The role of stock ownership by US Members of congress on the market for political favors

Tahoun A

Journal of Financial Economics 2014 January Vol 111:1 p 86-110

Dividend payouts and information shocks

Hail L; Tahoun A; Wang C

Journal of Accounting Research 2014 Vol 52:2 p 403-456


The influence of conditional conservatism on ownership dispersion: An international analysis

Ginera B; Tahoun A; Walker M

Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting 2013 Vol 42:159 p 289-309


IFRS adoption in Europe and investment-cash flow sensitivity: Outsider versus insider economies

Walker M; Schleicher T

International Journal of Accounting 2010 Vol 45:2 p 143-168


Political lending

Vasvari F; Tahoun A

Journal of Financial Economics

Aggregate and idiosyncratic political risk: measurement and effects

Hassan T A; Hollander S; van Lent L; Tahoun A

Social Sciences Research Network

Do common inherited beliefs and values influence CEO pay

Tuna I; Ellahie A; Tahoun A

Working Paper


Managing political risk

Tahoun A; Hassan T; Hollander S; van Lent L

Working Paper


  • MBA2018 Management Accounting C106 Streams A-E SPR17

Research Interests

  • Economic consequences of transparency
  • Politics of financial markets