Eddie Riedl is an Associate Professor at Boston University, having worked for the previous nine years at Harvard Business School. 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 in public accounting at a Big 6 firm, in internal audit at a Fortune 500 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 financial reporting issues relating to two areas: fair value accounting, and international accounting. He has published in the top research journals in accounting and management, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Science. He has presented his research in over sixty workshops at the top universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, and LBS. His research has been recognized with the Competitive Manuscript Award, the top award given to an accounting dissertation, and he is among the top 700 downloaded authors on SSRN.
Eddie has taught classes at the undergraduate, MBA, executive, and doctoral levels, receiving numerous teaching honors. He has written case studies on financial reporting and valuation in the real estate, financial services, agriculture, chemical, restaurant, and incarceration industries, including a top-selling case on fair value reporting and IFRS adoption.
His passions are his family, otters, and the New York Mets.
Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, Accounting, 2002.
BBA, Pace University, Public Accounting, 1992.
MBA, Pace University, Accounting, 1992.
Associate Professor, Harvard Business School. (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2011).
Promoted to Associate Professor (without tenure - Harvard has tenure only at Full Professor level)
First academic position on graduating from PhD program.
Corporate reporting position at real estate brokerage house in NYC
Internal audit position at large oil and exploration firm.
First position on graduating with BBA/MBA. Was 50% audit, 50% litigation support.
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research, Research. (June 1, 2011).
Awarded to top 4 reviewers for the accounting research journal, CAR.
Awarded to student with top dissertation.
Awarded by students - selected as top professor. Achieved award three times.
Competitive award to provide financial support for 5th year of doctoral work at Penn State.
Awarded for dissertation support while at Penn State University.
Award to support dissertation work over 5 years of program.
Fellowship supporting three years of doctoral work while at Penn State.
Dissertation support for first four years of program at Penn State.
Full scholarship for both undergraduate and MBA studies from Pace University in NYC.