Rodrigo Verdi


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Rodrigo Verdi is the Deputy Dean for Degree Programs, Teaching and Learning and the Nanyang Technological University Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He joined MIT Sloan in 2006 after receiving a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and received tenure at MIT in 2013.

He has taught financial accounting to undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and PhD students over the last 15 years. Prof. Verdi has received numerous teaching awards at MIT and Sloan including the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2021), the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Award (2020), the Best Teacher Award at Sloan School of Management (2021, 2019, 2015), and the Outstanding Teacher Award at Sloan School of Management (2018, 2016).

He has previously served as a Senior Editor at the Journal of Accounting Research, as an Editor at The Accounting Review, and an Associate Editor at Management Science.  His research has been published in the premier accounting and finance journals and has received the Distinguished Contributions and Best Paper Award recognitions by the American Accounting Association.

Outside MIT, he has served on the board of trustees at Laspau (a Harvard Affiliate) and the Cambridge Ellis School, as an advisor to the provost at the Unisinos University in Brazil.


Verdi wins 2022 Outstanding Teacher Award

May 5, 2022

Verdi wins Jamieson prize

May 30, 2021

Verdi chosen as co-winner for Teacher of the Year

May 4, 2021

Verdi wins teaching award

July 15, 2020

Rodrigo Verdi receives American Accounting Association Award

April 16, 2016


"Litigation Risk and Strategic M&A Valuations."

​Imperatore, Claudia, Gabriel Pundrich, Rodrigo Verdi, and Benjamin Yost. Journal of Accounting and Economics. Forthcoming. SSRN Preprint.

"​A Measure of Financial Statement Benchmarking."

Hoitash, Rani, Udi Hoitash, Ahmet Kurt, and Rodrigo Verdi. The Accounting Review Vol. 98, No. 6 (2023): 253-281. Firm Benchmarking Measure. SSRN Preprint.

"The Innovation Consequences of Judicial Efficiency."

Shi, Tianshuo, Jinhwan Kim, and Rodrigo Verdi, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6832-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, August 2022.

"Do Public Financial Statements Influence Venture Capital and Private Equity Financing?"

Baik, Brian K., Natalie Berfeld, and Rodrigo Verdi, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5869-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, July 2022.

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