I am an Assistant Professor of Financial Accounting in the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I am also affiliated with the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Research Interests: Financial Accounting; Corporate Governance; Business Family and Family Firms.

Contact me at marcelo.ortizm@upf.edu or in Twitter.

Address: Jaume I Building, Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, office 20.1E66, Barcelona, Spain.

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  • I will present my research on disclosure environment & cash policy at the Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Conference, Oct 2020, New York. [Rescheduled: Online presentation, 23-October]

  • I have been selected for presentation at the European Accounting Association Conference, May 2020, Bucharest. [Postponed 2021]


Under Review

  • “Inheritance tax, shareholder protection, and the market value of family firms: a cross country analysis” with Matias Braun, Michael Carney, Patricio Duran, and Julio Riutort.

    • Revise and Resubmit at GSJ.

    • This paper has been selected as a finalist for the Best Paper Award in the Academy of International Business – Latin America Chapter meeting (2018), and presented in the Academy of International Business Conference (2018).

Work in Progress

  • "Financial Reporting Environment and Precautionary Cash Policy: Evidence from Private Firms" with Francisco Urzua. Barcelona GSE Working Paper: 1148, January 2020.

    • This work has been presented at the FMA European Conference 2019, and at seminars in the Pompeu Fabra University, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus School of Economics, IESEG School of Business, and WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management. Besides, it has been selected for presentation at the FMA International Conference 2020 and the European Accounting Association Annual Meeting 2020.

  • “Mandatory Financial Disclosure Regulation and M&A activity” with Francisco Urzúa, Peter Caspar, and Paolo Volpin.

  • Trade-credit risk and Mandatory disclosures”

  • "Financial Report Readability as a Signaling Device" with Tiago Alves and Matias Braun.

  • "The Privacy of Owners, Directors, and Executives in Corporate Governance".