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Eddie Riedl is the John F. Smith Professor of Management, Professor of Accounting, and Chair of the Accounting Department in the Questrom School of Business. He joined Boston University in 2011; he was previously at the Harvard Business School from 2002-2011. He graduated from Regis High School in New York City, the only all-scholarship high school in the country. He received a combined BBA/MBA at Pace University in 1992, and his PhD from Penn State University in 2002. Prior to entering academia, he worked at a Big 6 auditor, in internal audit at a Fortune 250 oil company, and in corporate reporting at a real estate brokerage house. During his career, he attained the professional designations of CPA, CMA, and CIA.

His research focuses on three mega-trends within financial reporting over the past two decades: fair value accounting, international reporting, and expanding the reporting model (including ESG – environmental, social, and governance – reporting). He has published in the top-tier accounting (The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research) and management journals (Management Science), with over 100 presentations at universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, London Business School, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research is award-winning, including receipt of the Competitive Manuscript Award (given for the top accounting dissertation). He has served on a number of doctoral committees at both HBS and BU, and published extensively with doctoral students and junior faculty. He is currently an editor (since 2018) at the leading accounting research journal, The Accounting Review; he was previously an editor at Contemporary Accounting Research (2017-2020).

Eddie teaches classes at the undergraduate, MBA, executive, and doctoral levels. His course ratings consistently rank in the top 1%, averaging 4.95/5.00. He has taught executive programs for a number of Fortune 500 firms, including BP, Ericsson, IBM, and TE Connectivity. His case studies have sold over 100,000 copies to date, with a focus on financial reporting and valuation topics in the real estate, financial services, agriculture, chemical, restaurant, and incarceration industries.

His passions are his wife and three children, otters, movies, and (with hope springing ever eternal) the New York Mets.

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • BBA, Pace University, 1992
  • MBA, Pace University, 1992
  • Dietrich, R., Muller, K., Riedl, E. (In Press). "On the Validity of Asymmetric Timeliness Tests of Accounting Conservatism", Review of Accounting Studies
  • Anderson, J., Cao, Y., Riedl, E., Song, S. (In Press). "Other Comprehensive Income and Analysts' Forecasts", Review of Accounting Studies
  • Conaway, J., Liang, L., Riedl, E. (In Press). "Market Perceptions of Fair Value Reporting for Tangible Assets", JAAF: Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance
  • Neururer, T., Papadakis, G., Riedl, E. (In Press). "The Effect of Reporting Streaks on Ex-Ante Uncertainty", Management Science
  • Riedl, E., Sun, E., Wang, G. (2021). "Sentiment, Loss Firms, and Investor Expectations of Future Earnings*", Contemporary Accounting Research, 38 518-544
  • Bayer, E., Srinivasan, S., Riedl, E., Skiera, B. (2020). "The impact of online display advertising and paid search advertising relative to offline advertising on firm performance and firm value", International Journal of Research in Marketing, 37 (4), 789-804
  • Neururer, T., Papadakis, G., Riedl, E. (2020). "The Effect of Reporting Streaks on Ex Ante Uncertainty", Management Science, 66 (8), 3771-3787
  • Albuquerque, A., Chen, B., Dong, Q., Riedl, E. (2019). "Ex Post Settling Up in Cash Compensation: New Evidence", Contemporary Accounting Research, 36 (Winter), 2283-2318
  • Grewal, J., Riedl, E., Serafeim, G. (2019). "Market Reaction to Mandatory Nonfinancial Disclosure", Management Science, 65 (7), 3061-3084
  • Neururer, T., Papadakis, G., Riedl, E. (2016). "Tests of investor learning models using earnings innovations and implied volatilities", Review of Accounting Studies, 21 (2), 400-437
  • Müller, M., Riedl, E., Sellhorn, T. (2015). "Recognition versus Disclosure of Fair Values", The Accounting Review, 90 (6), 2411-2447
  • Liang, L., Riedl, E. (2014). "The Effect of Fair Value versus Historical Cost Reporting Model on Analyst Forecast Accuracy", The Accounting Review, 89 (3), 1151-1177
  • Goncharov, I., Riedl, E., Sellhorn, T. (2014). "Fair value and audit fees", Review of Accounting Studies, 19 (1), 210-241
  • Brochet, F., Jagolinzer, A., Riedl, E. (2013). "Mandatory IFRS Adoption and Financial Statement Comparability", Contemporary Accounting Research, 30 (4), 1373-1400
  • Riedl, E., Serafeim, G. (2011). "Information Risk and Fair Values: An Examination of Equity Betas", Journal of Accounting Research, 49 (4), 1083-1122
  • Muller, K., Riedl, E., Sellhorn, T. (2011). "Mandatory Fair Value Accounting and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from the European Real Estate Industry", Management Science, 57 (6), 1138-1153
  • Riedl, E., Everett, J. (2010). "Restaurant Valuation: O'Charley's and AFC", Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit case (111)
  • Riedl, E., Meyer, K. (2010). "SIPEF: Biological Assets at Fair Value Under IAS 41", Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case (110)
  • Riedl, E., Srinivasan, S., Katz, S. (2010). "Citigroup 2007: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Capital", Harvard Business School Finance case (111)
  • Riedl, E. (2010). "Discussion of “Accounting Conservatism and the Temporal Trends in Current Earnings’ Ability to Predict Future Cash Flows versus Future Earnings: Evidence on the Trade-off between Relevance and Reliability”*", Contemporary Accounting Research, 27 (2), 461-467
  • Riedl, E., Srinivasan, S. (2010). "Indication de la performance de l’entreprise au moyen de la présentation des états financiers: une analyse faisant appel aux éléments exceptionnels", Contemporary Accounting Research, 27 (1), 16-16
  • Riedl, E., Srinivasan, S. (2010). "Signaling Firm Performance Through Financial Statement Presentation: An Analysis Using Special Items", Contemporary Accounting Research, 27 (1), 8-8
  • Armstrong, C., Barth, M., Jagolinzer, A., Riedl, E. (2010). "Market Reaction to the Adoption of IFRS in Europe", The Accounting Review, 85 (1), 31-61
  • Liang, L., Riedl, E., Venkataraman, R. (2008). "The determinants of analyst-firm pairings", Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 27 (4), 277-294
  • Dietrich, J., Muller, K., Riedl, E. (2007). "Asymmetric timeliness tests of accounting conservatism", Review of Accounting Studies, 12 (1), 95-124
  • Riedl, E. (2004). "An Examination of Long-Lived Asset Impairments", The Accounting Review, 79 (3), 823-852
  • Barron, O., Byard, D., Kile, C., Riedl, E. (2002). "High-Technology Intangibles and Analysts' Forecasts", Journal of Accounting Research, 40 (2)
  • Muller, K., Riedl, E. (2001). "External Monitoring of Property Appraisal Estimates and Information Asymmetry", SSRN Electronic Journal
    Research Presentations
  • Riedl, E. Changes in Risk Factor Disclosures and the Variance Risk Premium, Seminar, Fordham University, 2021
  • Riedl, E. Changes in Risk Factor Disclosures and the Variance Risk Premium, Workshop, Columbia University (online), 2021
  • Riedl, E. Changes in Risk Factor Disclosures and the Variance Risk Premium, Conference, University of Illinois Chicago (online), 2021
  • Riedl, E. Changes in Risk Factor Disclosures and the Variance Risk Premium, Seminar, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) (online), 2021
  • Riedl, E. Counterpoised Disclosure: Evidence from the Biotechnology Industry, Seminar, Monash University (online), 2021
  • Riedl, E. Regulatory Approval and Biotechnology Product Disclosures, UC Berkeley, 2020
  • Riedl, E. Regulatory Approval and Biotechnology Product Disclosures, University of Luxembourg, 2020
  • Riedl, E. Market Perceptions of Fair Value Reporting for Tangible Assets, Temple University, 2019
  • Riedl, E. Regulatory Approval and Biotechnology Product Disclosures, Cornell University, 2019
  • Bayer, E. , Srinivasan, S. , Riedl, E. , Skiera, B. The Impact of Online Display and Paid Search Advertising Relative to Offline Advertising on Firm Performance and Firm Value
    Awards and Honors
  • 2017, Outstanding Discussion Award, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
  • 2017, Outstanding Service Award, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
  • 2011, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research
  • 2004, Competitive Manuscript Award, American Accounting Association
  • 2003, Capstone Professor Teaching Award, Harvard Business School
  • 2001, Arthur Andersen Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Arthur Andersen Foundation
  • 1999, W. Edward Hastings Graduate Scholarship, Penn State University
  • 1997, G. Kenneth Nelson Fellowship, Penn State University
  • 1997, American Accounting Association Doctoral Fellowship, American Accounting Association
  • 1997, Executive Education Doctoral Fellowship, Penn State University
  • 1996, CMA (Certified Management Accountant), Institute of Management Accountants
  • 1995, CPA (Certified Public Accountant), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 1994, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), Institute of Internal Auditors
  • 1988, Full Trustee Scholarship, Pace University