• Phone: 617-353-2317
  • E-Mail:  eriedl@bu.edu
  • Office: 528
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

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.

  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, Accounting, 2002.

    BBA, Pace University, Public Accounting, 1992.

    MBA, Pace University, Accounting, 1992.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Goncharov, I., Riedl, E., Sellhorn, T., (2014). Fair Value and Audit Fees. Review of Accounting Studies, 1(19), 210-241.

      Brochet, F., Jagolinzer, A., Riedl, E., (2013). Mandatory IFRS Adoption and Financial Statement Comparability. Contemporary Accounting Research, 4(30), 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., (2010). 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.

      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.

      Riedl, E., Srinivasan, S., (2010). Signaling Firm Performance Through Financial Statement Presentation: An Analysis Using Special Items. Contemporary Accounting Research, 27(1), 289-332.

      Liang, L., Riedl, E., Venkataraman, R., (2008). The Determinants of Analyst-Firm Pairings. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 37(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), 289-312.

      Muller, K., Riedl, E., (2002). External Monitoring of Property Appraisal Estimates and Information Asymmetry. Journal of Accounting Research, 40(3), 865-881.

      Liang, L., Riedl, E., (Accepted). The Effect of Fair Value versus Historical Cost Reporting Model on Analyst Forecast Accuracy. The Accounting Review,

    Working Papers:

      Albuquerque, A., Chen, X., Dong, Q., Riedl, E., Do Boards Exercise Discretion to Reduce Costly Ex Post Settling Up?.

      Muller, K., Neamtiu, M., Riedl, E., Do Managers Benefit from Delayed Goodwill Impairments?.

      Neuruerer, T., Papadakis, G., Riedl, E., Earnings Innovations and Investor Uncertainty.

      Mueller, M., Riedl, E., Sellhorn, T., Recognition versus Disclosure of Fair Values. : Accounting Review (revising for second round submission).


    Other Publications:

      Riedl, E., (2013). The Ethics of Lehman's Repo-105 Transactions.

      Riedl, E., Srinivasan, S., Cheng, B., (2012). Coca-Cola: Residual Income Valuation Exercise.: Harvard Business School Press (Case 113-056).


      Riedl, E., Everett, J., (2011). Restaurant Valuation: O’Charley’s and AFC.: Harvard Business School Press (Case 111-081).


      Riedl, E., Katz, S., Srinivasan, S., (2010). Citigroup 2007: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Capital.: Harvard Business School Press (Case 110-041).


      Riedl, E., (2010). Corrections Corporation of America.: Harvard Business School Press (Case 107-071).


      Riedl, E., (2010). Land Securities Group: Choosing Cost or Fair Value on Adoption of IFRS.: Harvard Business School Press (105-014).


      Riedl, E., Meyer, K., (2010). SIPEF: Biological Assets at Fair Value Under IAS 41.: Harvard Business School Press (110-026).


      Riedl, E., Katz, S., Deckinger, J., (2009). HurryDate.: Harvard Business School Press (Case 110-035).


      Riedl, E., (2009). Kevin McCarthy and Westlake Chemical Corporation.: Harvard Business School Press (Case 106-049).


  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Riedl, E., (Presenter & Author), Earnings Innovations and Investor Uncertainty, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. (October 24, 2013).

      Riedl, E., (Presenter & Author), Earnings Innovations and Investor Uncertainty, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (October 21, 2013).

      Riedl, E., (Presenter & Author), Conference on International Accounting Issues, Recognition versus Disclosure of Fair Values, University of Miami. (December 13, 2013).

      Riedl, E., (Author Only), The Effect of Reporting Model on Analyst Forecast Accuracy, Erasmus University, The Netherlands. (September 28, 2012).

      Riedl, E., (Presenter and Author), The Effect of Reporting Model on Analyst Forecast Accuracy, University of Central Florida. (November 30, 2012).

      Riedl, E., (Presenter & Author), Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, The Effect of Firm-Supplied versus User-Supplied Fair Values on Analyst Outputs, American Accounting Association, Chicago, IL. (January 7, 2012).

      Riedl, E., (Presenter & Author), Mandatory IFRS Adoption and Financial Statement Comparability, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. (September 9, 2011).

      Riedl, E., (Presenter & Author), Fair Value and Audit Fees, University of Missouri, Columbia, MI. (April 8, 2011).

  • Conference ActivitiesOpen or Close

      American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, American Accounting Association, Committee Chair. (June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014).

      New Faculty Consortium, American Accounting Association, Disseminating Knowledge as an Author and a Reviewer, Panelist. (February 2, 2012 - February 4, 2012).

      New Faculty Consortium, American Accounting Association, Disseminating Knowledge as a Teacher, Panelist. (February 2, 2012 - February 4, 2012).

      Financial Accounting Reporting Section - Midyear Meeting, American Accounting Association, International Accounting Track Chair, Committee Chair. (July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012).

  • Editorial And Review ActivitiesOpen or Close

    Riedl, E., Journal of Accounting Research, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).

    Reviewer for Journal of Accounting Research.


    Riedl, E., The Accounting Review, Editorial Board Member, International, Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2011 - Present).
    Agree to review 4-6 manuscripts/year.


    Riedl, E., Contemporary Accounting Research, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research


    Riedl, E., Review of Accounting Studies, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for Review of Accounting Studies


    Riedl, E., Journal of Accounting and Economics, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for Journal of Accounting and Economics


    Riedl, E., Journal of International Accounting Research, Associate Editor, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013).
    Associate Editor for JIAR.


    Riedl, E., Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance.


    Riedl, E., European Accounting Review, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for European Accounting Review.


    Riedl, E., Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting.


    Riedl, E., Accounting Horizons, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, National, Appointed, Professional. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
    Reviewer for Accounting Horizons (bridge journal between academic and practioner research).


  • Academic, Military and Professional PositionsOpen or Close

    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)


    Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School. (July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2006).
    First academic position on graduating from PhD program.


    Senior Accountant, Insignia/ESG. (November 1, 1995 - June 30, 1997).
    Corporate reporting position at real estate brokerage house in NYC


    Senior Auditor, Hess. (October 1, 1994 - November 1, 1995).
    Internal audit position at large oil and exploration firm.


    Associate, Coopers Lybrand. (January 1, 1992 - September 30, 1994).
    First position on graduating with BBA/MBA. Was 50% audit, 50% litigation support.


  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research, Research. (June 1, 2011).

    Awarded to top 4 reviewers for the accounting research journal, CAR.


    Competitive Manuscript Award, American Accounting Association, Research. (August 2004).
    Awarded to student with top dissertation.


    Capstone Professor Teaching Award, Harvard Business School, Teaching. (June 1, 2003).
    Awarded by students - selected as top professor. Achieved award three times.


    Arthur Andersen Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Arthur Andersen Foundation, Research. (June 1, 2001).
    Competitive award to provide financial support for 5th year of doctoral work at Penn State.


    W. Edward Hastings Graduate Scholarship, Penn State University, Research. (July 1, 1999).
    Awarded for dissertation support while at Penn State University.


    American Accounting Association Doctoral Fellowship, American Accounting Association, Research. (July 1, 1997).
    Award to support dissertation work over 5 years of program.


    Executive Education Doctoral Fellowship, Penn State University, Research. (July 1, 1997).
    Fellowship supporting three years of doctoral work while at Penn State.


    G. Kenneth Nelson Fellowship, Penn State University, Research. (July 1, 1997).
    Dissertation support for first four years of program at Penn State.


    CMA (Certified Management Accountant), Institute of Management Accountants, Service, Professional. (May 7, 1996).

    CPA (Certified Public Accountant), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Service, Professional. (October 1, 1995).

    CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), Institute of Internal Auditors, Service, Professional. (November 7, 1994).

    Full Trustee Scholarship, Pace University, Research. (July 1, 1988).
    Full scholarship for both undergraduate and MBA studies from Pace University in NYC.