Francesca Franco

Adjunct Associate Professor of Accounting

BS (Bocconi) PhD (Padova) Post-doc (Wharton)

Dr Francesca Franco joined London Business School after post-doctoral research in Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She received an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Padova, Italy. 

Before starting her PhD, she was a research fellow and part-time consultant for the Accounting and Finance Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management. Her primary research interests are incentive design, compensation contracting and corporate governance.

  • Incentive contracting
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance


Matching premiums in the executive labor market

Carter M E; Franco F; Tuna I

Accounting Review 2019 Vol 94:6 p 109-136


Executive gender pay gaps: the roles of board diversity and female risk aversion

Carter M E; Franco F; Gine Torrens M

Contemporary Accounting Research 2017 Vol 34:2 p 1232-1264


Corporate diversification and the cost of debt: the role of segment disclosures

Franco F; Urcan O; Vasvari F

Accounting Review 2016 Vol 91:4 p 1139-1165

Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals

Franco F; Ittner C D; Urcan O

Management Science 2016 Vol 63:1 p 114-138

Review of "The small worlds of corporate governance"

Franco F

Corporate Governance: an International Review 2014 Vol 22:1 p 68-70


Review of "Contemporary issues in financial reporting: a user oriented approach" by Rosenfield P

Franco F

European Accounting Review 2007 Vol 16:1 p 230-232


Executive deferral plans and insider trading

Franco F; Urcan O

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