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Henry B. Tippie Excellence Chair in Accounting



  • Professor of Accounting

    Tippie College of Business

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Accounting


  • PhD in Accounting, The University of Iowa, 2000
  • MSc in Accounting, College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan, 1995
  • BMgt in Accounting, Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge, 1992

Areas of Interest

  • Empirical/Archival Research in Financial Accounting. Specialties include measurement of earnings management using empirical models; accounting-based anomalies; predicting stock returns using accounting data.

Selected Awards & Honors

  • GREAT teaching award for executive MBA (Des Moines), 2012
  • Dean's Teaching Award, Tippie College of Business, 2012
  • Lloyd J. and Thelma W. Palmer Research Fellow, 2006
  • McGladrey Institute Research Fellow, 2006
  • Ada Howe Kent Foundation Fellow, Cornell University, 2003
  • New Faculty Consortium Fellow, Cornell University, 2001
  • Byron R. Ross Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Iowa, 1998

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Hribar, P. (2013, October) A Competing Explanation for Sources of Bias in Earnings-Based Measures of Conservatism. Lecture presented at Texas Tech University, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Hribar, P. (2011, November) Discussion of Analyst and Insider Trades. Paper presented at Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Hribar, P. (2011, October) Do Counterparties Respond to CEO overconfidence?. Lecture presented at American University, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Hribar, P. (2011, September) Do Counterparties Respond to CEO Overconfidence?. Lecture presented at University of Missouri, University of Missouri.
  • Hribar, P. (2011, August) Do Counterparties Respond to CEO Overconfidence?. Lecture presented at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Professional Service

  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Annual Meeting Session Coordinator, January 2012 - April 2012.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • Contemporary Accounting Research, Editor.
  • Review of Accounting Studies, Editorial Board Member.
  • Management Science, Associate Editor, July 2020 - February 2020.