ANNITA FLOROU

ANNITA FLOROU

Courses a.y. 2023/2024

Biographical note

I am a Professor of Accounting at Bocconi University. I am currently the Curriculum Coordinator of the Accounting PhD Programme and the Lead Faculty for the Transparency and Accountability research theme at Bocconi Lab for European Studies (BLEST). 

Prior to this, I held academic positions at London Business School, Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London.


About

I am the Academic Advisor of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Editor of Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; and an Editorial Board Member of Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. I have received research grants from several organisations and the European Union. My research has been published in leading academic journals, including The Accounting Review and Review of Accounting Studies.


Research interests

My research interests include auditor regulation, auditor reporting, sustainability reporting, usefulness of financial statement Information, financial reporting enforcement, and capital market consequences of IFRS adoption.


Selected Publications

Chu, Jenny; Florou, Annita; Pope, Peter F.
Auditor university education: does it matter?
EUROPEAN ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 2022

Florou, Annita; Morricone, Serena; Pope, Peter F.
Proactive financial reporting enforcement: audit fees and financial reporting quality effects
ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 95(2): 167-197., 2020

Florou, Annita; Kosi, Urska; Pope, Peter F.
Are international accounting standards more credit relevant than domestic standards?
ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS RESEARCH, 47(1): 1-29., 2017

Florou, Annita; Kosi, Urska
Does mandatory IFRS adoption facilitate debt financing?
REVIEW OF ACCOUNTING STUDIES, 20: 1407–1456, 2015

Florou, Annita; Pope, Peter Francis
Mandatory IFRS adoption and institutional investment decisions
ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 87 (6): 1993–2025., 2012

Florou, Annita
The role of taxes in compensation: a case of shareholder expropriation
EUROPEAN ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 2010

Florou, Annita; Shuai, Yuan
Public audit oversight and audit pricing: evidence from the EU
EUROPEAN ACCOUNTING REVIEW, Forthcoming