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Gabriel Pündrich
Assistant Professor
Department of Accounting

Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

2019  - Visiting Scholar in Accounting at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2014 - Ph.D. in Accounting (University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia)

Thesis title: Market reactions to non-financial resource disclosures and reputation effects of geological experts

2012  - Visiting PhD student in Accounting and Finance at Tippie College of Business under supervision of Prof. Dan Collins

University of Iowa, USA

2009 - M.Sc. in Computer Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

2007 - Bachelor of Computer Engineering (PUCRS, Brazil)

April 2004 – March 2009 - Computer Engineer

Worked for several projects involving business intelligence and bank automation in Brazil and Italy including firms such as Motorola, Telefonica de Espana, Perto SA and Reply IT


Academic CV

Presentations (paper/discussant/keynote)

2019 – American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (USA, San Francisco), Forthcoming

2019 – USP International Accountancy Conference (Brazil) – Keynote Speaker, Forthcoming

2019 - Boston College (USA) - Forthcoming

2019 - The University of Iowa (USA)
2019 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

2019 - IAS, International Accounting Symposium (USA)
2018 - JAAF Conference (Jeju Island - Korea) 

2018 - QUT Weekly Seminar (Brisbane - Australia) 

2018 - UTS Australian Summer Accounting Conference (Sydney - Australia) 

2017 – Accounting Summer Camp (Bolzano - Italy)

2017 – ANPCONT (Brazil) – National Brazilian Accounting Conference – Keynote Speaker 

2016 – American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (USA, New York) 

2016 – European Accounting Association Annual Conference (Netherlands) 

2016 – Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting (USA) – Discussant

2015 – Bocconi University

2015 – Louvain School of Management (Belgium) 



24/10/2017 - La Milano dei prof internazionali - Corriere della Sera

07/05/2017 - Pereira Pundrich, the Engineer Who Analyzes Corporate Communication's Language – Bocconi Knowledge

03/09/2015 - The Perks of Being a Professor – Bocconi People

03/11/2017 - Via Sarfatti 25 - The Bocconi online news magazine
Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Business Professionals


Research areas

  • Fair Value Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Merger and Acquisitions
  • Management Forecasts




“Does Industry specialist assurance of non-financial information matter to investors?”.  AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory: May 2015, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 121-146 with Ferguson (2015)


“Auditor industry specialization, service bundling, and partner effects in a mining-dominated city”. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory: August 2014, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 153-180 with Ferguson and Raftery (2014)


Working Papers (submission stage)

 "Pecking order incentives and mandatory management forecasts" with Andrew Ferguson (UTS – Australia).


"CFO and Audit Partner Power: Who is the Winner?" with Mara Cameran and Angela Pettinicchio (Bocconi University)

“Managerial herding, timing of M&A and financial reporting characteristics” with Claudia Imperatore (Bocconi University)


“When Less Is Not Necessarily More: Losing Meaning With Dedicated Dictionaries" with Miles Gietzmann, Francesco Grossetti (Bocconi University) and Craig Lewis (Vanderbilt University).

"Factors Affecting the Value-Relevance of Capitalized Exploration and Evaluation Expenditure Under IFRS 6" with Andrew Ferguson (UTS – Australia) and Stephen Kean (Auckland University – New Zealand). 


“Corporate bankruptcy and directors’ reputation: an empirical analysis of the effects on public debt contracts” with Stefano Gatti (Bocconi) and Mariya Ivanova (Stockholm University - Sweden)

Projects under development

“Investment Banks and Relative Valuation: Evidence from M&A Fairness Opinion” with Claudia Imperatore (Bocconi University) and Rodrigo Verdi (MIT - USA). 


“Auditing Fees and Firm lifecycle” with Almeida, Jose (UFES - Brazil).


“Valuation of Intangible Asset Values: Managing the Relevance Reliability Trade-Off” with Miles Gietzmann (Bocconi University).