Christopher Yust

Assistant Professor


Dr. Yust is currently an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. He primarily teaches and conducts research in the area of financial accounting.

Dr. Yust’s primary research interests are related to understanding the behavior of banks and their financial reporting (e.g., bank lending and risk, internal controls, governance and fair value accounting) and the intersection of law and accounting (e.g., securities and derivative litigation, fraud and options backdating). He is also interested in other capital markets activities, such as the role of the media, earnings management/quality and short sellers. His research is published in leading scholarly journals in the accounting literature, such as The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research, and leading journals in the law, economics and finance literature, such as the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance and Journal of Banking & Finance.

His teaching style emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and real-world application. He has taught accounting to students at numerous levels: intro (lower-level undergraduate) and intermediate (upper-level undergraduate) financial accounting, accounting theory and research (masters) and a capital markets accounting seminar (doctoral).

Dr. Yust received a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Finance, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University. He has a CPA license registered in the state of Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his beloved wife, precious (and precocious) daughter and two rescue dogs.


Title Year Type

Tainted Portfolios: How Impairment Accounting Rules Restrict Security Sales

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

2019 Article