Patricia M Dechow


Professor Patty Dechow



Professor Patricia M Dechow

Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Professor in Public Accounting University of California, Berkeley


BCom (First Class Honors), University of Western Australia
MS, Business Administration, University of Rochester
PhD, Accounting and Finance, University of Rochester


Professor Patricia Dechow worked at PwC in Perth, Australia prior to pursuing a Ph.D. Patricia's research is published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Review, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Patricia serves on the editorial board of Accounting and Finance, and serves as a reviewer for the journals listed previously.

Patricia's principal teaching interests lie in the area of financial accounting and reporting. Her current research  focuses on the nature and purpose of accounting accruals, evaluating the quality and reliability of earnings and the informativeness of earnings to capital markets, the use of earnings information in predicting stock returns, the effect of analysts' forecasts on investors perceptions of firm value.

Patricia was previously an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan Business School and taught at the University of Michigan between 1997 and at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1997.

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