Robert Hills

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Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Department Accounting
Office Address 319 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-9252
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Professor Robert Hills is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Penn State University. Robert's research focuses on corporate taxation, financial reporting and debt contracting. Robert graduated with his PhD in Accounting from Duke University in 2019.


Ph D, Business Administration (Accounting), Duke University, 2019

BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2014

MS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2014

Courses Taught

ACCTG 472 – Int Fin Acctg II (3)
Off-balance-sheet financing; special issues in cost capitalization, liabilities, and equities; matching; funds flow statements; statement analysis; inflation accounting.

Selected Publication

Hills R., Kubic M., Mayew W. J., "State Sponsors of Terrorism Disclosure and SEC Financial Reporting Oversight." Journal of Accounting and Economics, vol. 71,

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Does The SEC’s Focus On Terrorism Disclosure Limit Their Financial Reporting Oversight?", Forbes, Internet,
"Economic Report of the President of the United States", Government Report,