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
ACCTG 590 – Colloquium (variable)
Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
ACCTG 211 – Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (4)
Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.
B A 574 – Business Research (variable)
A project paper, comparable in quality and scope of work to a graduate thesis, on problems of a company.
ACCTG 404 – Managerial Accounting: Economic Perspective (4)
Accounting techniques as planning, control, and motivating devices in business and other organizations; accounting data for decision making and performance evaluation.
ACCTG 550 – Taxation and Management Decisions (2)
Framework for understanding the effects of taxes on business decisions and fordevising effective tax planning strategies.
ACCTG 597E – Research Seminar in Analytical Modeling (4)
Special topics course.
B A 521 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting (2)
Cost accounting and the design of management accounting systems for planning and controlling operations, and for motivating personnel.
ACCTG 596 (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.