Andreea Moraru-Arfire
Assistant Professor, Accounting and Management Control Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
General Information Research Areas Publications Teaching Other Activities

Visiting Scholar, Accounting Department - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States (2017)

PhD in Finance - University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2016)

Andreea Moraru-Arfire joined the Department of Accounting and Management Control at ESSEC in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Her research centers on accounting harmonization, capital markets and information intermediaries, and financial reporting and regulation. Before joining ESSEC, Andreea Moraru-Arfire visited the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, as a fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. She earned her PhD in Finance from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Her previous industry experience includes the European Commission, Groupe Société Générale, and the National Bank of Romania.
Research Areas
Disclosure regulation and capital markets, Financial analysis, Financial reporting, Information intermediaries, International accounting

Teaching at ESSEC

Financial Accounting and Reporting - Grande Ecole Program

Empirical Research in Financial Accounting - PhD in Accounting and Auditing Program  

Other Teaching Activities

Teaching assistant, University of Neuchâtel (2011 - 2015):

- International Accounting Standards (Undergraduate - in French)  

- Research in Financial Analysis (MSc. in Finance)

- Corporate Finance (MSc. in Finance)

- Valuation (MSc. in Finance) 


Awards and Distinctions

ESSEC Research Center Funding (2018) 

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Early PostDoc Mobility Fellowship (2016 - 2017) 

SNSF Research Grant (2011 - 2014)

Swiss Government Scholarship for Doctoral Studies (2010 - 2011)

Scientific Activities
Conference Presentations


ESSEC - HEC joint Accounting Workshop, Paris; European Finance Management Association, Kristiansand*; University of Orléans (2018) 

ESADE Business School, Barcelona; European Accounting Association*, Valencia (2017)

American Accounting Association, New York (discussant); European Financial Reporting Conference, Fribourg; European Accounting Association Talent Workshop, Madrid; Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2016)

Swiss Finance Institute Research Days, Gerzensee (2015)

Financial Management Association, Nashville; European Finance Association, Lugano; Swiss Society for Financial Market Research, Zurich (2014) 

*denotes presentation by co-author  

Other participations

Tel Aviv Accounting Conference (2018)

Wharton Spring Accounting Conference, Philadelphia (2016, 2017) 

Review of Accounting Studies Conference, Philadelphia (2016) 

Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities


American Accounting Association

European Accounting Association 

Academic Responsibilities 

Co-responsible for organizing the Research Seminars for the Department 

Consulting & Other Activities

Research assistant (RA) for Profs. H. Christensen (University of Chicago), L. Hail (University of Pennsylvania), and C. Leuz (University of Chicago) (2017)

RA for Prof. L. Hail (University of Pennsylvania) (2016)

Professional Experience

European Commission - DG Budget, Brussels (2010)

National Bank of Romania - Financial Stability Department, Bucharest (2008) 

Groupe Société Générale - Corporate, Retail Loans, Bucharest (2004, 2005)

Useful Links
Accounting and Management Control

ESSEC Business School
Av. Bernard Hirsch
B.P. 50105
95021 Cergy Pontoise Cedex

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