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Professor of Law

Colleen Honigsberg

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

Colleen Honigsberg is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where her research is focused on the empirical study of corporate and securities law. Her recent papers have examined gaps in the regulatory environment for financial advisors, carbon accounting, human capital accounting, and the incentive structure for auditors. Her research has been featured in major mainstream publications such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and her scholarship has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Stanford Law Review, and the Journal of Accounting Research. She currently sits on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2016, Professor Honigsberg received her Ph.D. from Columbia Business School and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She has expertise in accounting and previously worked as a Certified Public Accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services and for Compass Lexecon. In addition, she previously served as a Senior Economic Research Fellow with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Focal Areas: Innovation and Technology, Money and Finance, Regulation and Competition


BS, Cognitive Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
JD, Columbia Law School, 2011
MPhil, Accounting, Columbia Business School, 2013
PhD, Accounting, Columbia Business School, 2016