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Fabrizio Ferri

Fabrizio Ferri

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-70
New York, NY 10012

E-mail fferri@stern.nyu.edu


Fabrizio Ferri joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law in September 2009.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Ferri was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School in the accounting and management unit, where he taught the first-year M.B.A. course "Financial Reporting and Control." Prior to that, he worked at Stern Stewart & Co., in the Economic Value Added Group, advising firms on performance measurement and incentive compensation issues.

Professor Ferri's research straddles the intersection between accounting, law and finance. His interests include a number of corporate governance issues, with particular emphasis on executive compensation practices, the role of boards of directors and the effect of shareholder activism. His dissertation investigated firms' decisions to re-price employee stock options.

Most of Professor Ferri's current work analyzes determinants and consequences of various forms of shareholder activism. In one study, published in The Accounting Review, he examines the effect of shareholder proposals to expense stock options on firms' reporting and compensation choices. In another study, he investigates how boards of directors respond to shareholder proposals and shareholder votes, and the effect of this response on directors' reputation in the labor market. His most recent work contributes to the policy on reforming executive compensation practices by analyzing the effect of annual advisory shareholder votes (i.e., "say on pay") on the remuneration practices of UK firms and the effect of compensation-related activism (e.g., "vote-no" campaigns) in the US.

Professor Ferri received his B.S. in Economics from Universita' La Sapienza in Rome and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Accounting from NYU Stern.

Academic Background

Ph.D., 2005
NYU Stern

M.B.A., 1998
NYU Stern

B.S., Economics, 1995
Universita La Sapienza

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Shareholder Issues/Activism


  • Executive Compensation/Incentives