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Miguel  Minutti-Meza

Miguel Minutti-Meza

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting

Research Interests

Empirical capital markets – auditing and financial accounting; measuring audit quality and separating auditor’s characteristics from client’s characteristics in tests of audit quality, applied econometrics and research methodology, including matching and Bayesian methods; internal controls; SOX and valuation of private firms; and analytical audit procedures

Featured Publications

  • Minutti-Meza, M. "Does Auditor Industry Specialization Improve Audit Quality?" Journal of Accounting Research. Sept. 2013 Vol. 51 (4) p. 779-817.

    F. Bova, M. Minutti-Meza, G. Richardson, and D. Vyas. "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Exit Strategies of Private Firms." Contemporary Accounting Research. Forthcoming.

    Lawrence, A., Minutti-Meza, M., and Zhang, P. “Can Big 4 versus Non-Big 4 Differences in Audit-Quality Proxies Be Attributed to Client Characteristics?” The Accounting Review. Jan 2011. Vol. 86 (1) p. 259-287.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Course Instructor: Advanced accounting (consolidation of financial statements), Introduction to accounting, Accounting theory and contemporary issues in accounting
  • Audit Manager, Internal Audit Department, Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank Canada)
  • Certified Internal Auditor , Institute of Internal Auditors IIA, January 2006
  • Public Accountant, Mexico, December 2002


  • Financial accounting
  • Auditing


  • Ph.D., Accounting, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2011
  • MPA, Management and Professional Accounting, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2005
  • B.A., Finance and Accounting, Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) Keith Boocock Doctoral Scholarship, based on the possibility of my dissertation to improve the quality of audits of public companies, 2010
  • William Osborne Twaits Fellowship, Ernest and Young Fellowship, Canadian Credit Management Foundation Fellowship, 2006-2011
  • Brockman Scholarship and Banco de Mexico (FIDERH) Fellowship, 2003
  • Honor Mention B.A., Accounting and Finance, 2002
  • Certificate of High Academic Standing in the National Examination for Public Accountants (CENEVAL), 2002
  • ITESM Entrance Scholarship, 1998
Miguel  Minutti-Meza


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