Stefan J. Reichelstein

William R. Timken Professor of Accounting, Emeritus,
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University;
Professor of Business Administration,
Director, Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies,
University of Mannheim

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    • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Ph.D.
    • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, M.S.
    • University of Bonn, Germany, Pre-Diploma

Stefan Reichelstein is a leading authority on the interface of management accounting and economics. Much of his work has addressed cost and profitability analysis, internal pricing, and performance measurement. An experienced expert witness, Professor Reichelstein has served in cases involving cost and profitability analyses.

In his recent work at the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies, Professor Reichelstein is examining decarbonized energy solutions from an economic and financial perspective. In particular, he has analyzed the impact of carbon disclosure mandates on emissions and financial operating performance, as well as the cost dynamics of clean energy technologies. He has also studied issues related to vehicle fleet life cycles, electric vehicle (EVA) battery storage, and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Professor Reichelstein’s research has been published in leading management and science journals, including Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Environmental Science and Technology. He has been honored with several best paper awards. He is a member of multiple editorial boards, including for several German publications. Professor Reichelstein has served as managing editor of the Review of Accounting Studies, and as editor of the German Economic Review. He has also coauthored multiple case studies for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Insights from his research have been applied by corporations and government agencies.

In his two decades at Stanford, Professor Reichelstein has taught courses in financial and managerial accounting, as well as sustainability and clean energy. He is a senior fellow at both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the Precourt Institute for Energy. Previously, Professor Reichelstein taught at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to his current role at the University of Mannheim, Professor Reichelstein is member of the University of Cologne’s Academic Advisory Board. He is an honorary professor at the University of Vienna and a distinguished affiliate professor at the Technical University of Munich.