I am an Associate Professor of Accounting and Financial Reporting, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Accounting, Financial Management and Control at Bocconi University. I hold visiting positions at Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, Stern School of Business – New York University, University of Iowa, and Baruch College.
A Bocconi graduate in Accounting and Law. I specialized at Università degli Studi di Pavia, Lancaster University Management School and London School of Economics and Political Science.
I have written several accounting books and my research have been published in leading international journals including The Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Auditing: A journal of Practice and Theory; the European Accounting Review; and the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, among others. I am Research Fellow at the Bocconi BAFFI-CAREFIN research center.
My research centers on accounting quality determinants and their economic consequences; mergers and acquisitions and particular emphasis is given to the role of culture and its dynamics in the accounting context.
Corporate Social Responsibility and the market reaction to negative events: evidence from inadvertent and fraudulent restatement announcementsACCOUNTING REVIEW, 96(2): 81-106., 2021
All that glitters is not gold! Independent directors' attributes and earnings quality: beyond formal independenceCORPORATE GOVERNANCE, 29(6): 567-592, 2021
In the last five years my teaching concentrated on Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis and Firms’ valuation, and Merger and Acquisitions at Undergraduate and MBA Level. I teach also a Ph.D. course on Accounting disclosures and Real effects.