Fabrizio Ferri

Director of PhD Programs

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Fabrizio Ferri joined the Miami Herbert Business School's faculty in 2018 and teaches financial and managerial accounting. Professor Ferri's research interests focus primarily on corporate governance issues, with particular emphasis on shareholder activism, boards of directors and executive compensation.

His research has been presented at numerous international and national conferences and has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Corporate Finance. Media mentions to note include The New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, Barron's, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times and CFO Magazine. He is currently an editor for the Contemporary Accounting Research, an associate editor for Management Science, and a member of the editorial board of The Accounting Review, the Journal of Management Accounting Research and the Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting. He received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from The Accounting Review, an Excelling in refereeing Award from the Journal of Accounting Research, and was included by Poets & Quants among the Favorite MBA Professors of the Class of 2020. He is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Professor Ferri earned a B.S. cum laude in Economics and Business Administration from La Sapienza Rome University, and an MBA and Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business (New York University). Prior to joining the University of Miami, he taught graduate, undergraduate, doctoral and executive courses at Harvard Business School (2004-2009), Stern School of Business NYU (2009-2011) and Columbia Business School (2011-2018), and worked as a consultant at Stern Stewart & Co, specializing in performance measurement and executive pay.



2005Ph.D. Business Administration, New York University, Stern School of Business
1998MBA , New York University, Stern School of Business
1995B.S. Economics, University La Sapienza Rome

Professional Experience

2020 - Director, PhD Programs, Miami Herbert Business School
2018 - Associate Professor, Miami Herbert Business School
2013 - 2018Associate Professor, Columbia Business School
2013 - 2017Doctoral Program Coordinator, Columbia Business School
2011 - 2013Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School
2009 - 2011Visiting Assistant Professor, Stern School of Business
2004 - 2009Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

Honors & Acknowledgements

2020 Excellence in Refereeing Award at the Journal of Accounting Research
Favorite MBA Professors Of The Class of 2020, Poets & Quants
Outstanding Reviewer Award at The Accounting Review, 2017-2020
Co-winner of John L. Weinberg Center Corporate Governance Symposium Best Paper Award, 2012 and 2015
Best Paper, Management Accounting Section Mid-Year Conference, 2009
Outstanding Paper in Corporate Finance, EFA Annual Meeting, 2007

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Executive Compensation, Boards Of Directors


With R. Zheng and Y. Zou Uncertainty about Managers’ Reporting Objectives and Investors’ Response to Earnings Reports Evidence from the 2006 Executive Compensation Disclosures Vol. 66 (Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2018).

With Y. Ertimur and D. Oesch Understanding Uncontested Director Elections Vol. 64 (Management Science. 2018).

With Y. Ertimur and D. Oesch Does the Director Election System matter? Evidence from Majority Voting Vol. 20 (Review of Accounting Studies. 2015).

With Y. Ertimur and D. Oesch Shareholder Votes and Proxy Advisors: Evidence from Say on Pay Vol. 51 (Journal of Accounting Research. 2013).

With Y. Ertimur and D. Maber Reputation Penalties for Poor Monitoring of Executive Pay: Evidence from Option Backdating Vol. 104 (Journal of Financial Economics. 2012).

With Y. Ertimur and V. Muslu Shareholder Activism and CEO Pay Vol. 24 (Review of Financial Studies. 2011).

With T. Sandino The Impact of Shareholder Activism on Financial Reporting and Compensation: The Case of Employee Stock Options Expensing Vol.84 (The Accounting Review. 2009).