Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsAnna and I started our collaboration on this very project because we really liked the idea of designing and delivering the MOOC on financial accounting. While we both work now at the University of Padova we've been working abroad for many years. I'm currently associate professor of accounting at the University of Padova. I started my career working as a journalist while I was studying towards my business degree at the University of Napoli. Afterwards I joined the PhD program in accounting and that's why I'm here. I recently joined the University of Padova as an assistant professor in accounting.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsBefore that I was in Germany where I worked as a business school for five years where I taught accounting courses and now it's your turn to introduce yourself. Please move to the next step and use the discussion forum.

Meet the Instructors

Amedeo Pugliese teaches introduction to financial accounting courses since 2007. Beyond teaching, his research interests span across company disclosure and corporate governance.

Anna Alexander teaches financial accounting both at the introductory and more advanced level. Her research interests revolve around different topics: from corporate tax avoidance to criminal firms.

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Introduction to Financial Accounting

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