Antonis Kartapanis

Assistant Professor
Department of Accounting


Dr. Kartapanis is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He joined Mays in August 2019. Prior to joining, he received his Ph.D., Masters, and B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

His main research interests lie at the intersection of law and accounting (e.g., securities litigation, fraud, and misreporting). Dr. Kartapanis research is published in accounting journals, such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research, finance journals, such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as law and economics journals, such as the Journal of Law and Economics.

He is currently teaching Financial Accounting Statements combined with Data Analytics.

Prior to his doctoral program, Dr. Kartapanis has worked at a Big 4 firm in Cyprus. His audit clients included banks and shipping companies.


Research Interests

Litigation, Fraud, Political Connections, Media


Title Year Type

The Merits of Securities Litigation and Corporate Reputation (forthcoming)

Contemporary Accounting Research

2023 Article

Getting Back to the Source: A New Approach to Measuring Ex Ante Litigation Risk using Plaintiff-Lawyer Views of SEC Filings (forthcoming)

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

2023 Article

How do auditors respond to competition? Evidence from the bidding process

Journal of Accounting and Economics

2022 Article

Measuring Accounting Fraud and Irregularities Using Public and Private Enforcement

The Accounting Review

2021 Article

Does Media Coverage Cause Meritorious Shareholder Litigation? Evidence from the Stock Option Backdating Scandal

Journal of Law and Economics

2021 Article

Do Political Connections Induce More or Less Opportunistic Financial Reporting? Evidence from Close Elections Involving SEC-Influential Politicians

Contemporary Accounting Research

2021 Article