Gary Lind
Assistant Professor of Business Administration


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Gary’s research is at the intersection of macroeconomics and accounting, studying the macroeconomic externalities of accounting information for firm decisions, how information in the accounting reports of business entities help assess macroeconomic trends, and how accounting information reflects incentives for value creation within the firm.

Before joining Katz in 2019, Gary completed his doctoral and masters studies in management at Rice University. Additionally, he holds a B.A. in economics from BYU as well as an M.A. in economics from Rice University.


  • PhD, Accounting, Rice University
  • MA, Economics, Rice University
  • MA, Management, Rice University
  • BA, Economics, Brigham Young University

Academic Research

Working Papers

  • “The Macro Informativeness of Micro Transactions” (Solo authored).
  • “Externalities of Accounting Disclosures: Evidence from the Federal Reserve” with Edward Li, K. Ramesh, and Min Shen.
  • “Democratizing Financial Forecasting: Predicting Retail Sales Revenue from Internet Search Behavior” with K. Ramesh.
  • “Concurrent Earnings Announcements and the Allocation of Investor Attention” with Elia Ferracuti.
  • “The Nuances of Investment under Uncertainty: Aggregate versus Firm-Specific Uncertainty” with Elia Ferracuti.

Personal Interests

Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and children, gardening, cooking, making music, fly fishing, and playing baseball.