Henock Louis

KPMG Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting
Office: 380 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-4160
Fax: 814-863-8393
E-mail: hul4@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2001


Professor Louis has broad research and teaching interests in financial accounting. His current research focuses primarily on earnings management, managerial financial reporting incentives, merger and acquisitions, market anomalies, and corporate finance. He teaches Intermediate Accounting, Accounting and Business Analysis, and Financial Statement Analysis.

Professor Louis has published extensively in leading accounting, business, and finance journals such as Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Financial Management, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and Real Estate Economics. He has served as a member of the editorial advisory and review boards of the Accounting Review and the Contemporary Accounting Research, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for all the major accounting and finance journals.

Professor Louis was an Organization of American States Graduate Fellow and a KPMG Doctoral Scholar. He also received the 2005 Excellence in Accounting Research Award from the American Accounting Association Diversity Section. 

Professor Louis holds a Ph.D. in accounting from The Ohio State University. He also received a master’s degree in accounting and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Mississippi.

Current Research



Earnings Management
Financial Reporting and Managerial Incentives
Market Anomalies
Corporate Finance


Ph.D., Accounting, Ohio State University, 2001


ACCTG 471, Intermediate Accounting

ACCTG 881, Financial Statement Analysis

ACCTG 560, Accounting and Business Analysis