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Gabriel Pündrich
Assistant Professor
Dipartimento di Accounting

Insegnamenti a.a. precedenti

Note biografiche

2020 - Current  - Research affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2015 - Current  - Assistant Professor at Bocconi

2019  - Visiting Scholar at London Business School (LBS)

2019  - Visiting Scholar 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



Curriculum Accademico

Presentations (paper/discussant/keynote)

2020 – Northeastern (USA, Boston) - Paper presentation.

2020 – University of Florida (USA, Gainesville) - Paper presentation.

2020 – FARS (USA, Nashville) - Paper presentation and discussant.

2019 – HEC Lausanne - Paper presentation

2019 – American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (USA, San Francisco) - Paper presentation

2019 – USP International Accountancy Conference (Brazil) – Keynote Speaker on Data Analytics for Accounting research

2019 - Boston College (USA) - Paper presentation

2019 - The University of Iowa (USA) - Paper presentation

2019 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) - Paper presentation

2019 - IAS, International Accounting Symposium (USA) - Paper presentation

2018 - JAAF Conference (Jeju Island - Korea) - Paper presentation

2018 - QUT Weekly Seminar (Brisbane - Australia) - Paper presentation

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

2017 – Accounting Summer Camp (Bolzano - Italy) - Paper presentation

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

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

2016 – European Accounting Association Annual Conference (Netherlands) - Paper presentation

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

2015 – Bocconi University - Paper presentation



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


Aree di interesse scientifico

•    Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning 
•    Financial reporting and disclosure quality 
•    Auditing 




1.     “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)

2.     “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)

3.     "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). Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, forthcoming.

Under Review 

1.     “The Information Content of Grammatical Errors in Financial Statements” with Jacquelyn Gillette (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA).

2.     "Mandatory Management Forecasts and Lender Expectations Management" with Andrew Ferguson (UTS – Australia). 

3.     “The relation between financial reporting characteristic and managerial herding: Evidence from merger and acquisitions” with Claudia Imperatore (Bocconi University).

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

5.     “Corporate Bankruptcy and Directors' Reputation: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects on Public Debt Contracts” with Mariya Ivanova (Stockholm University - Sweden).

Working Projects 

1.     “Investment Banks and Relative Valuation: Evidence from M&A Fairness Opinion (temporary title)” with Claudia Imperatore (Bocconi University) and Rodrigo Verdi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA).