Christine Cuny

Christine Cuny

Joined Stern 2013

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-91
New York, NY 10012

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Christine Cuny joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2013.

Professor Cuny’s research examines the economic, political, and competitive forces that shape financial disclosure decisions – and investors’ response thereto. She uses a variety of settings to study financial disclosure, though her work primarily focuses on local governments that participate in the municipal bond market.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Cuny worked at Morgan Stanley as an equity research associate covering the property and casualty insurance industry and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor in the banking practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Professor Cuny earned her B.S. in Analytical Finance and M.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University, and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Research Interests

  • Disclosure and financial reporting
  • Information asymmetry and imperfect markets
  • Market microstructure
  • Municipal finance

Courses Taught

  • Financial Statement Analysis

Academic Background

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

B.S., Analytical Finance
Wake Forest University

M.S., Accounting
Wake Forest University

Ph.D., Accounting
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Selected Publications

Christine Cuny, Stephanie Cheng, and Hao Xue (2022)
Disclosure and Competition for Capital
Management Science, Forthcoming.

Christine Cuny and Ryan T. Ball (2021)
Information Imprecision
The Accounting Review, 96(2), pp.33-53

Christine Cuny, Omri Even-Tov, and Edward M. Watts (2021)
From implicit to explicit: The impact of disclosure requirements on hidden transaction costs
Journal of Accounting Research, 59(1), pp. 215-242

Christine Cuny, Jungbae Kim and Mihir N. Mehta (2020)
Politically Connected Governments
Journal of Accounting Research, 58(4), pp.915–952

Christine Cuny (2018)
When knowledge is power: Evidence from the municipal bond market
Journal of Accounting and Economics, 65, pp.109-128

Christine Cuny, Jeffrey J. Burks, Joseph Gerakos and João Granja (2018)
Competition and voluntary disclosure: Evidence from deregulation in the banking industry
Review of Accounting Studies, 23(4), pp. 1471-1511

Christine Cuny (2016)
Voluntary disclosure incentives: Evidence from the municipal bond market
Journal of Accounting and Economics, 62, pp. 87-102

Areas of Expertise


  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis


  • Credit/Debt Markets