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Patrick E. Hopkins

Contact Information

(812) 855-2617
peh [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Professor of Accounting
  • SungKyunKwan Professor


  • Bloomington


  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Business, University of Texas, 1995
  • M.Acc., University of Florida, 1986
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1995-present
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, Stanford University, 2002-2003
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, 1990-1995
  • Lecturer and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, University of Florida, 1986, 1989-1990
  • Senior Consultant, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, 1985, 1986-1988
  • Instructor, KPMG, 2004-2005

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee, 2012-present
  • AAA Financial Reporting Section Midyear Meeting - Doctoral Consortium Chair, 2011-2012
  • AAA Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award, 2011 (for Hirst and Hopkins [1998])
  • Indiana University, promoted to rank of Full Professor, May 2010
  • Finalist, Trustees Teaching Award (Kelley School of Business), 2010, 2007 & 2005
  • Recipient, Kelley School Senior Class - Memorable Faculty Award, 2008 & 2007
  • Recipient, Trustees Teaching Award (Kelley School of Business), 2008, 2006 & 2004
  • Deloitte Foundation Accounting Faculty Fellowship, 2007-present
  • PwC Corporate Governance Grant for Curriculum Development, 2007-2009
  • IAAER Performance Reporting Project Research Grant, 2005-2007 (with L. Hodder)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award (Systems and Accounting Graduate Programs) 2002 & 2001
  • Indiana University, promoted to rank of Associate Professor and Tenured, April 2002
  • Kelley School of Business Outstanding Research Award (Assistant Professor Level), 2001
  • Kelley School of Business Alumni Board Award: Best Research Proposal, 2001
  • BKD, LLP Faculty Fellow (continuation of Olive, LLP Faculty Fellowship), 2001-2006
  • Recipient, Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (Kelley School of Business), 2000
  • OLIVE, LLP Faculty Fellow, 2000-2001
  • Recipient, Sauvain Undergraduate Teaching Award (Kelley School of Business), 1999
  • Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 1999-2000
  • Best Paper Award—American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, 1999 (for Hirst and Hopkins 1998)
  • Recipient, Alpha Kappa Psi (Kelley School of Business), Teachers’ Excellence Award, 1998, 1997
  • John F. Barna Faculty Fellow, 1998-2000
  • Recipient, Teaching Excellence Committee Recognition for Outstanding Teaching (Kelley School of Business); 1997-2003, 2005
  • Recipient, Beta Alpha Psi (Department of Accounting), Most Outstanding Professor Award, 1997
  • Indiana University Graduate School, Associate Faculty Member, 1997-present
  • Canadian Academic Accounting Association, Research Grant (with F.J. Phillips), 1997-1998
  • Research Foundation of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, Research Grant (with D. Eric Hirst), 1996-1998
  • AAA/ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 1996
  • Ernst and Young Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1993-1994
  • Elijah Watt Sells Award (national)- CPA Examination, 1986
  • Federated Schools of Accountancy Masters Student of the Year, University of Florida, 1986
  • Beta Alpha Psi; admitted 1983, University of Florida chapter president 1985-1986
  • University of Florida Presidential Recognition, 1984, 1986

Professional Interests

Professional Judgment, Decision Making, Human Information Processing, Financial Accounting, Effects of Accounting and Auditing, Capital Market, Financial Statement Analysis

Selected Publications

  • Evans, M., L.D. Hodder and P.E. Hopkins, (2014), “The Predictive Ability of Fair Values for Future Financial Performance of Commercial Banks and the Relation of Predictive Ability to Banks’ Share Prices,” Contemporary Accounting Research, 31(1): 13-44.

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  • Hodge, F., P. E. Hopkins, and D. Wood (2010), “The Effects of Financial Statement Information Proximity and Feedback on Cash Flow Forecasts,” Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring, pp. 101-133. Read Abstract ››

  • Hodder, L., P. E. Hopkins, and D. Wood (2008), “The Effects of Financial Statement and Informational Complexity on Analysts’ Cash Flow Forecasts,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 83, No. 4, July, pp. 915-956. Read Abstract ››

  • Yen, A., D. E. Hirst, and P. Hopkins (2007), "A content analysis of the comprehensive income exposure draft comment letters," Research in Accounting Regulation, Vol. 19, pp. 55-82. Read Abstract ››

  • Hodder, L., P. E. Hopkins, and J. Wahlen (2006), “Risk-Relevance of Fair Value Income Measurement for Commercial Banks,” The Accounting Review, March, pp. 337-375. Read Abstract ››

  • Hodge, F., P. Hopkins, and J. Pratt (2006), “The Credibility of Classifying Hybrid Securities as Liabilities or Equity,” Accounting Organizations and Society, October, pp. 623-634. Read Abstract ››

  • Beneish, M. D., P. E. Hopkins, I. Jansen, and R. Martin (2005), “Do Auditor Resignations Reduce Uncertainty about the Quality of Firms’ Financial Reporting?,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 24, September-October, pp. 357-390. Read Abstract ››

  • Hirst, D. E., P. E. Hopkins, and J. M. Wahlen (2004), “Fair Values, Comprehensive Income Reporting, and Bank Analysts’ Risk and Valuation Judgments,” The Accounting Review, April, pp. 455-474. Read Abstract ››

  • Hopkins, P. E. (2003), "Discussion of 'Do Investors Over-Rely on Old Elements of the Earnings Time Series,'" Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring, pp. 33-46. Read Abstract ››

  • Hopkins, P. E., R. Houston, and M. Peters (2000), “Purchase, Pooling and Equity Analysts’ Valuation Judgments,” The Accounting Review, July, pp. 257-281. Read Abstract ››

  • Hirst, D. E. and P. E. Hopkins (1998), “Comprehensive Income Reporting and Analysts’ Valuation Judgments,” Journal of Accounting Research, Supplement, pp. 47-75. Read Abstract ››

  • Hopkins, P. E. (1996), “The Effect of Financial Statement Classification of Hybrid Financial Instruments On Financial Analysts’ Stock Price Judgments,” Journal of Accounting Research, Supplement, pp. 33-50. Read Abstract ››