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I am an Assistant Professor at Free University of Bolzano, Faculty of Economics and Management.

I am also a writer, jazz singer and scuba diver. I grew up in Russia, worked in the U.S., now live in Italy, but call San Francisco home.

My academic research interests include textual analysis of corporate disclosures, audit quality, audit games, ethics and compliance.

I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University, Italy (2019), B.Sc. in Maths (1998), M.Sc. in Maths (2000) and MBA (2004) from Lobachevsky University (Russia). I am also an accomplished finance professional / team manager with over 18 years (proud Intel alumna of 15 years) of progressively responsible experience in risk and compliance, strategic financial analysis, financial reporting and loan management.

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