PhD Student - Accounting
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P.J. Hoffman's research interests include regulation in the hedge fund industry, how managers use language to influence market participants, analyst forecasts, and the personality traits of hedge fund managers. He has taught Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making and Intermediate Accounting I. He was the 2012 recipient of The Ossian R. Mackenzie Doctoral Teaching Award. He also served as the President of the Smeal Ph.D. Association from 2010 to 2012.
Prior to entering the doctoral program at Smeal, P.J. was an auditor at Ernst & Young as part of their Financial Services Office in New York, NY.
“Does Audit Regulation Stifle Misreporting? The Case of the Hedge Fund Industry” [Dissertation]
“Managers’ Use of Certainty and Tone in Response to Analyst Uncertainty” with Orie Barron, Sam Bonsall, and Zahn Bozanic
“Determinants of Risk Taking within Hedge Funds: Incentives and Personal Characteristics” with Jan Bouwens
Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation,
The University of Notre Dame,
ACCTG 211, Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
ACCTG 471, Intermediate Accounting I