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April Klein

April Klein

Joined Stern 1987

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-93
New York, NY 10012

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April Klein is a professor of accounting at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Klein teaches courses in financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and mergers and acquisitions. She also teaches financial accounting at the New York University Law School.

Professor Klein's primary research areas include audit committees, corporate governance, earnings management, hedge fund activism, financial accounting, and securities law. Professor Klein has been published in numerous journals including The Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Law and Economics, The Journal of Finance and The Journal of Financial Economics.

Professor Klein received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in finance from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation advisor was the Nobel laureate, Merton Miller.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Control
  • Hedge Fund Activism

Courses Taught

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Introduction to Accounting

Academic Background

Ph.D., Finance, 1983
University of Chicago

M.B.A., Finance, 1979
University of Chicago

B.A., Economics/Mathematics, 1977
University of Pennsylvania