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FRANCESCA FRANCO

FRANCESCA FRANCO
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

Courses a.y. 2022/2023

10282 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT & CONTROL
11641 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
20479 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT E CORPORATE STRATEGY - MODULO I (PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT) / PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND CORPORATE STRATEGY - MODULE I (PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT)
20820 IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY MEASUREMENT
41008 ACCOUNTING 5 - ACCOUNTING AND GOVERNANCE

Biographical note

I am an Associate Professor in the Accounting Department at Bocconi University. I received a B.A. from Bocconi University, a PhD in Economics from the University of Padova, and a postdoc in Accounting at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. My research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Accounting Review, Management Science, and Contemporary Accounting Research, as well as in various media and academic blogs (The Guardian, The BBC, Barron’s, The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and The Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporate Governance). Before joining Bocconi, I was on the faculty at London Business School from 2007 to 2021.


About

I am member of the American Accounting Association (since 2004) and the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (since 2003). I have been member of the scientific committees for the European Accounting Association Annual Meeting and the Italian Evaluation of Universities and Research Institute. I regularly serve as referee for leading academic journals such as The Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Management Science, and the Contemporary Accounting Research. My research has been presented at prestigious universities and at leading accounting conferences.


Research interests

Incentive Contracting, Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance.


Selected Publications

Franco, Francesca; Urcan, Oktay; Vasvari, Florin P.
Corporate diversification and the cost of debt: the role of segment disclosures
ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 91(4): 1139-1165, 2016

Franco, Francesca; Ittner, Christopher D.; Urcan, Oktay
Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals by corporate outside directors
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 63(1): 114-138, 2017

Carter, Mary Ellen; Franco, Francesca; Tuna, Irem
Matching premiums in the executive labor market
ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 94(6): 4-28, 2019

Carter, Mary E.; Franco, Francesca; Gine, Mireia
Executive gender pay gaps: the roles of female risk aversion and board representation
CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, 34(2): 1232-1264, 2017

Franco, Francesca; Urcan, Oktay
Executive deferral plans and insider trading
CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, 2021