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Helen Hurwitz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Accounting


Ph.D. in Accounting, Columbia University
M.S. in Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington
MBA in Finance, University of Maryland

Research Interests

Capital Markets, Voluntary Disclosure, Accounting Regulations, Tax Compliance

Professional Experience

  • Sr. Financial Analyst, Freddie Mac
  • Financial Analyst, Fannie Mae
  • Marketing Analyst, Sun Microsystems

Publications and Media Placements

Investor sentiment and management earnings forecasts. Solo authored. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 2017, Vol 45 (1-2).

The understatement of large negative earnings news in managers’ annual guidance. Solo authored. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics 2017, Vol. 13: 119-133. Press releases at Forbes, Kiplinger’s, WebCPA, Accounting Today, and Investment News.

Managerial overconfidence and audit Fees, with Scott Duellman and Yan Sun. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics 2015, Vol. 11 (2): 148-165.

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. NoKyoon Kwak Faculty Research Award – Best Paper, Saint Louis University, 2018 
  • Competitive Summer Research Grant, Saint Louis University, 2018

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Accounting Association