Steven J. Huddart
Professor, Smeal Chair Professor in Accounting, Senior Associate Dean
Steven Huddart is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty in the Smeal College of Business at the Penn State. From 2011 to 2018, he served as the Accounting Department Chair.
Professor Huddart's research examines how decisions are affected by information, incentives, social norms, and behavioral biases. He has examined the relationships between disclosure and insider trading; the financial reporting, taxation, compensation, and valuation aspects of employee stock options; the effects of ownership structure on corporate value; and the determinants of investors' decisions to trade.
He has taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, and tax planning. Professor Huddart has published cases on indirect cost allocation and the taxation of a corporate acquisition. Before coming to Smeal, he taught at Duke, Michigan, and Stanford.
He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant (Canada). Previously he served as an editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and The Accounting Review, and on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Accounting Case Research.
stock-based compensation. insider trading.
Ph D, Yale University, 1991
M Phil, Yale University, 1988
MA, Yale University, 1988
BMath, Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 1985