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An Interview with Professor Jonas Heese

An Interview with Professor Jonas Heese

by Jonas Heese

The Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Accounting & Management Unit at Harvard Business School.

Jun 07, 2023


Q:  Your research examines the role of different institutions and the strategies these institutions or firms use to ensure compliance. What interested you in this area?

A: I found myself noticing repeated market failures and persistent misconduct. Just think about the last couple of months — problems surfaced for FTX, the Silicon Valley Bank, and the Adani Group in India. Sometimes, these issues happen because of a few rogue employees, which raises questions of why management didn’t spot the problem beforehand or, in cases of systematic failure, why regulators didn’t spot the problem.

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