Gerardo Pérez Cavazos

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Info

Rady School of Management
Wells Fargo Hall, Room 3W
9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553

Research Areas

Corporate misconduct
Corporate governance
Information in the supply chain
Gerardo Perez Cavazos

Professor Perez Cavazos’s research focuses on two themes. The first theme examines the role of information on customer-supplier relationships. The second theme centers on corporate misconduct, including compliance, monitoring, and employee whistleblowing. His research has been published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting Economics, and the Journal of Financial Economics.  

Professor Pérez Cavazos earned a PhD in accounting and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Prior to joining Rady, he was an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. 



When the local newspaper leaves town: The effects of local newspaper closures on corporate misconduct
(with Jonas Heese and Caspar Peter) Journal of Financial Economics. Forthcoming.

Investment opportunities as the opportunity cost of dividend signaling
(with Zachary Kaplan) The Accounting Review. Forthcoming.

Cash-for-information whistleblower programs: Effects on whistleblowing and consequences for whistleblowers
(with Aiyesha Dey and Jonas Heese) Journal of Accounting Research. Forthcoming.

The effects of retaliation costs on employee whistleblowing
(with Jonas Heese) Journal of Accounting and Economics (2021).

When the boss comes to town: The effects of headquarters’ visits on facility-level misconduct
(with Jonas Heese) The Accounting Review (2020).

Fraud allegations and government contracting
(with Jonas Heese) Journal of Accounting Research (2019).

Consequences of debt forgiveness: Strategic default and lender learning
Journal of Accounting Research (2019)