Faculty Directory

Amy Hutton


Ernst & Young Fellow




Professor Amy Hutton teaches courses on Financial Accounting and Analysis and Corporate Disclosure and serves as the program director for the Ph.D. in Accounting program. Prior to joining the Carroll School, she was a faculty member at the Tuck School of Business and the Harvard Business School. Professor Hutton's most recent research explores the relation between financial reporting opacity and crash risk, management reputation building, and the roles of various capital market intermediaries. As a result of her research, Hutton was named to the Congressional review board opining on the Securities Industry Association’s ‘best practices for equity research.’ 

Professor Hutton was an editor of the Accounting Review from 2011-2014 and has published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Accounting ReviewContemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the Harvard Business Review


Recently, Professor Hutton won the Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award for her “Groundbreaking Research” which demonstrates how strong corporate governance combats earnings manipulation.


  • "Regulatory Transparency and the Alignment of Private and Public Enforcement" (with Susan Shu and Xin Zheng), SSRN Working Paper, November 2020. 
  • “The Role of Social Media in the Capital Market: Evidence from Consumer Product Recalls” (with Lian Fen Lee and Susan Shu), Journal of Accounting Research, May 2015. 
  • “Detecting Earnings Management – A New Approach” (with Patricia Dechow, Jung Hoon Kim and Richard Sloan), Journal of Accounting Research, May 2012. 
  • “Opaque Financial Reports, R-square, and Crash Risk” (with Alan Marcus and Hassan Tehranian), Journal of Financial Economics, October 2009. 


From 2003-2007, Professor Hutton was a member of the board of directors of Bandag, Inc. where she served as chair of the Audit Committee.