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Pietro Bianchi

Pietro Bianchi

Assistant Professor
School of Accounting

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 314
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3253

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Accounting
    IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
  • Master of Science, Corporate Tax Law
    Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Law
    Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Areas of Expertise

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial reporting for private firms
  • Social network analysis

Professional Activities

Dr. Bianchi's research interests include auditing, corporate governance, social network analysis and private firms with an international flavor. His research has been published in Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, and Journal of American Taxation Association. He previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of South Florida and the University of Miami, where he taught cost accounting and intermediate accounting. Before that, he taught international accounting at the IE Business School in Spain and Bocconi University in Italy. He is the recipient of the business school's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Provost's Research Award in Business and Social Sciences, both from the University of Miami. Before joining academia, he worked in some accounting firms in Milan. He is licensed Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor in Italy.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Global Accounting, Auditing and Financial Strategy

Refereed Journal Articles

Bianchi, P. A., Marra, A., Masciandaro, D., & Pecchiari, N. (2021). Organized Crime and Firms’ Financial Statements: Evidence from Criminal Investigations in Italy. The Accounting Review. (Accepted)

Bianchi, P. A. (2020). The Effects of Auditor Social and Human Capital on Auditor Compensation: Evidence from the Italian Small Audit Firm Market. European Accounting Review. View Article

Bianchi, P. A. (2019). Joint Audit Engagements and Client Tax Avoidance: Evidence from the Italian Statutory Audit Regime. Journal of the American Taxation Association. View Article

Bianchi, P. A. (2018). Auditors’ Joint Engagements and Audit Quality: Evidence from Italian Private Companies. Contemporary Accounting Research. View Article

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