Faculty & Research

Kristian Mortenson

Assistant Professor : Accounting Department

MCH 320
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Kristian Mortenson's work focuses on the area of behavioral accounting, which is the intersection of economics, psychology and accounting. He is interested in how people make decisions using accounting information and how those decisions often deviate from what economists would predict. He is also interested in how accounting data is used within a firm to make operating decisions. His primary teaching interests are in cost and managerial accounting.


Academic Background

  • Ph.D.,  accounting, University of Arizona

Research Specialties

  • Managerial accounting 
  • Behavioral accounting
  • Experimental methods   

Current Research

  • Effects of pay variability and mutual monitoring
  • Student overconfidence: Is it real or is it bravado?