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Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

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Courses a.y. 2019/2020


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Concentration Accounting (Pavia, 2009).
  • M.Res - Master in Research in Accounting and Financial Management (Lancaster University, 2007). M.Sc. in Corporate Tax Law (Bocconi, 2004). Degree in Business Administration and Law (Bocconi, 2001).
  • Post Graduate Econometric Course (London School of Economics, 2008 and 2010).

Certified CPA and Auditor. 

Academic CV

Associate Professor. Professor of Accounting and Financial Reporting. 

M.Sc. Accounting, Finance and Control Program Director.

Antonio Marra is Senior Professor at SDA Bocconi - School of Management and MISB SDA Bocconi – Asia Center; Member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Accounting.

Professor Marra holds Visiting Positions at:

  • New York University – Stern School of Business (Spring 2019)
  • The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2018)
  • University of Iowa – Tippie College of Business (Spring 2014)
  • Baruch College New York – Zicklin School of Business (2008 to 2010).

Research areas

  • Teaching: Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Merger and Acquisitions.
  • Research: Corporate Governance and Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions; Accounting Quality Determinants and Consequences; International accounting standards; Culture and Biography effect on Financial Statements outcomes.




  • Earnings Quality of Private and Public firms. Business Group versus Stand Alone. with  P. Zarowin, NYU and M. Bonacchi. Review of Accounting Studies. Forthcoming.
  • Strategy, Valuation, and Forecast Accuracy: Evidence from Italian Strategic Plan Disclosures, con S.P. Baginski, S. Bozzolan e P. Mazzola. European Accounting Review. 2017
  • Pros and Cons Debate on Fair Value Accounting in a Globalized Economy: A Never Ending Story?. Journal of Accouting Auditin and Finance. 2017.

  • Comment Letter Frequency and CEO Turnover: a Dynamic Survival Analysis. Journal of Accountig Audiing and Finance. 2015. M. Gietzmann & A.K. Pettinicchio.
  • Are There Adverse Consequences of Mandatory Auditor Rotation? Evidence from the Italian Experience. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. 2014. with M. Cameran, J. Francis, & A.K. Pettinicchio.
  • Is Corporate Board more effective under IFRS? or is "Just an illusion", Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. 2014. with P. Mazzola.
  • Corporate Boards, Audit Committees and Earnings Management: US recent evidence. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. 2010. with A. Ghosh e D. Moon.
  • Corporate Governance and Earnings Management pre and post IFRS, The International Journal of Accounting, 2011, withP. Mazzola & A. Prencipe.
  • Consiglio di Amministrazione e qualità degli utili. Una analisi empirica nel panorama italiano, 2014, Economia & Management.


Libri e Capitoli di Libro

  • International Financial Reporting Standard. Accounting and Financial Reporting Using IFRS. 2015. withA.K. Pettinicchio & M. Semprini. McGraw Hill.
  • CONSOLIDATION. Preparing and understanding consolidated financial statements under IFRS, McGraw-Hill International. 2013. withC. Gallimberti & A. Prencipe.
  • Consigli di Amministrazione e Qualità degli utili in Italia, EGEA. 2013.
  • Revisione Contabile: Tecniche e Strumenti Operativi. Il Sole24Ore. 2010. with M. Livatino & S. Cova.
  • La prima adozione dei principi contabili internazionali in Italia, capitolo 17, in "Il Bilancio secondo gli IAS", AA.VV. Giuffrè Editor, 2006.

Working Papers


  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Inadvertent and Fraudulent Accounting Errors: Evidence from Big R and Little r Restatement Announcements. with E. Bartov and F. Momentè.
  • Is Not Gold All that Glitter. Board Independence and Earnings Quality: Beyond Formal Independence.
  • Financial Reporting Discretion and Corporate Debt capacity: Evidence from Internal Mergers.with R. Shalev, and M. Bonacchi.
  • Organized Crime, Money Laundering and Firm Outcomes: Evidence from Criminal Investigations. with P.A. Bianchi, D. Masciandaro and N. Pecchiari.
  • CFO Country of Origin and Accounting Quality. A cross-country Investigation.Determinants of Earnings Quality: The Role of Corporate Information System. with E. Bartov, A. Dossi and A.K. Pettinicchio.