McDonough School of Business

Reining Petacchi

Reining Petacchi is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Her research examines the roles that accounting information plays in capital markets, corporate activities, and government’s policy decisions. Her work also explores audit quality, auditor behavior, and audit firm internal governance systems. Her research has been published in leading accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science, and Contemporary Accounting Research

Prior to joining Georgetown, Reining spent seven years on the faculty of MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Accounting and MIS from the Ohio State University.