> Robert E. Verrecchia, PhD Elizabeth F. Putzel Professor; Professor of Accounting, The Wharton SchoolResearch Interests:Discretionary disclosure, financial accounting, information economics About Robert Robert E. Verrecchia has been a Professor of Accounting on the faculty of the Wharton School since 1983, and served as Chairperson of the Accounting Department from 1985-97. Prior to that he held faculty appointments at the Universities of Illinois and Chicago. He holds an ScB degree from Brown University, an MS from the University of North Carolina, and a PhD from Stanford University. His teaching and research interests include financial reporting and the role of disclosure in capital markets. Read full faculty bio on Wharton websiteExecutive Education Programs TaughtFinance and Accounting for the Non-Financial ManagerLearn how to use financial data to make more-informed business decisions and to evaluate your firm’s performance. Examine core concepts of finance and accounting in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp manner.