Annalisa Prencipe

Curriculum Vitae

Her collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 1996, when she joined Bocconi faculty as a teaching and research assistant. She became Full Professor of the Department of Accounting in 2016 and she is currently the Dean of the Undergraduate School at Bocconi University. At Bocconi, Annalisa Prencipe teaches mainly graduate, post-graduate and executive master courses.  Her teaching activities are focused on the topics of financial reporting, financial statement analysis and consolidation accounting.

Her research activities focus on earnings quality, voluntary disclosure and corporate governance. She has been among the first in Italy to research and teach earnings quality analysis. She is an internationally recognized expert of reporting behavior of family-controlled firms.

Author of several books on earnings quality and consolidation accounting, and many papers in leading national and international journals such as European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Review of Accounting Studies, The International Journal of Accounting, Family Business Review, Corporate Governance: an International Review. Her article “Earnings management in family firms: evidence from R&D cost capitalization in Italy” (coaut.  G. Markarian and L. Pozza) was awarded a Honor Mention from the Family Business Review in 2008.

Annalisa is currently a member of the Management Committee of the European Accounting Association. In the past, she has been the chairman of the EAA Publication Committee. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and editorial board member of several leading international journals.


Annalisa Prencipe earned a Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration & Management from Bocconi University.

Academic position and/or Professional activities

Full Professor of the Department of Accounting at Bocconi University.
Dean Undergraduate School, Bocconi University, Milan

Research Interests

  • Information to financial markets
  • Earnings quality
  • Earnings management
  • Voluntary disclosure
  • Accounting conservatism