Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

Carlos De Mello-e-Souza, PhD

  • Carlos De Mello-e-Souza, PhD
    PhD, Accounting, Cornell University
    MBA, Cornell University
    MS, Operations Research, Federal University of Rio
    BS, Electrical/Systems Engineering, Catholic University of Rio
    Associate Professor, Accounting
    Program Director, MSBA
    Phone: 206-296-5739
    Building/Room: Pigott 426

    Teaching Areas

    • Accounting


    Personal Bio

    Carlos De Mello-e-Souza has over 15 years experience teaching courses in financial accounting, financial analysis and corporate valuation. He has taught at INSEAD, Penn State (University Park), Susquehanna University and Seattle University. Carlos graduated as Electrical Engineer from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, has an M.Sc. in Production Engineering from COPPE-UFRJ, and received both his MBA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has worked several years as a financial analyst at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development in Brazil (BNDES) and in the Controller’s departments of both Esso Brasileira de Petróleo and Souza Cruz (a subsidiary of BAT, plc). Between 1996 and 2000 Carlos served as chief financial officer of a publicly traded independent Coca-Cola bottler in the state of Rio de Janeiro. His main research interest concerns bankruptcy prediction and the effect of bankruptcy risk on stock returns. He has published in the RAND Journal of Economics, in Business Valuation Review, in Journal of the Academy of Business Education and in Strategic Finance.