Ph.D. in Accounting, University of São Paulo, 2006
M.Sc. in Accounting, University of North Parana – UNOPAR, 2002
B.Sc. in Accounting, University of São Paulo, 1992
Professor Scarpin’s research interests are in financial accounting and accounting education. His past research has been focused on financial accounting and corporate finance. He worked with International Accounting Standards (IFRS), comprehensive income, value relevance and financial disclosure. He is also working with technology in accounting education. He has published many articles in these areas in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is also a reviewer for journals and conferences and a member of the educational council on the Brazilian Accounting Board (CFC in Portuguese).
For Professor Scarpin, teaching is more than what he does for a living; it is part of his life, his mission, and his passion. While conducting research is essential for building a great academic career, he is a strong believer that the interaction between scholars and students is an important opportunity to build knowledge together. He uses a combination of well-prepared lectures and hands-on activities; for example, real financial statements, data from daily newspapers, and case studies. He also believes that classroom-only learning is not enough to maximize students’ expertise. Therefore, he works with many techniques beyond the classroom environment to improve students’ skills, such as simulations, hands-on activities, and collaborative exercises. These techniques seek to improve students’ performance because they act as a support for students outside the classroom. In addition, he always seeks to introduce undergraduate students to research groups.