Reining Petacchi

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Reining Petacchi

Reining Petacchi is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Her research focuses on accounting information, corporate disclosure behavior, and the economic effects of regulations. She has investigated how Regulation Fair Disclosure affects the capital structures of companies, and has studied the role of creditors in corporate risk management activities. Her recent work on the comment letters of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides insights into the impact of the SEC’s oversight on the capital market information environment.

Petacchi holds a BBA from the National Taiwan University, an MA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a PhD from Ohio State University.

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Office: E62-662
Tel: (617) 253-7084
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General Expertise
Asia; Debt Contracts; Debt Contracts; Domestic; Financial Regulation; Governmental; International; Regulation