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Amy Hutton


Amy Hutton is Professor of Accounting at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Prior to joining BC, she served on the faculty at the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, the Harvard Business School and as a visiting professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Her research areas include: effective corporate disclosure strategies, policy changes in response to Regulation Fair Disclosure and Sarbanes-Oxley, the role of reputation building in voluntary corporate disclosures, and the roles of capital market intermediaries and regulators in determining market values of company stocks.

As a result of her research on the conflict of interests facing sell-side analysts, Professor Hutton was named to the Congressional Review Board opining on the Securities Industry Association’s “best practices for equity research.” In 2003, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Bandag, Inc., where she serves on the Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees, and in 2005, she was appointed chairman of the Audit Committee. Previously, she also served on the Advisory Board and the Audit and Finance Committee of the National Industries of the Blind. In 2010, Professor Hutton won the Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for her ‘Groundbreaking Research” demonstrating how strong corporate governance combats earnings management.

With over 20,000 Google Scholar citations, Professor Hutton’s work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. She serves as an Editor for The Accounting Review from 2011-2014; she continued to serve on its Editorial Review Board and as a referee for the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of Financial Economics.


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