Dr George Iatridis is a professor of accounting and finance at the Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Greece, and the director of the MSc in Accounting and Auditing. Dr Iatridis is the financial accounting subject editor of the International Review of Financial Analysis (Elsevier) and has published more than 50 research papers in international peer-reviewed academic journals. He has worked as a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester, UK. He has also taught at KOC University (Istanbul), the University of Athens, the London School of Economics and EDHEC Business School. Dr Iatridis studied Accounting and Finance at postgraduate level at the Universities of Manchester (PhD) and Southampton (MSc). Before graduate school, he studied Economics at the University of Athens, Greece. Dr Iatridis has also acted as the Deputy Chairman of the Greek Auditing Practices Board. His current research interests mostly relate to the economic consequences of the implementation of international financial reporting standards, accounting policy choice, earnings quality and earnings conservatism.