Sophia  Hamm

Sophia Hamm

Assistant Professor

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Professor Hamm joined the Fisher college of Business in Autumn 2010.. She arrived from the University of Pennsylvania where she taught introductory financial accounting and received her Ph.D. in Accounting. Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Korea.

At the Fisher College of Business, Professor Hamm teaches intermediate financial accounting. Her primary research interests include the role of accounting reporting in the capital markets, information intermediaries, information asymmetry and cost of capital, executive compensations, index trading and investors, and earnings management.

Social Science Research Network

Areas of Expertise


  • Disclosures
  • Index Trading
  • Information Intermediaries


  • Capital Markets


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MSE, University of Pennsylvania
  • BBA, Seoul National University


  •  Hamm, Sophia J.W., Michael Jung and Clare Wang. (Forthcoming). "Making Sense of One Dollar CEO Sallaries." Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • Hamm, Sophia J.W., Brian Bushee, John Core, and Wayne Guay. “The Role of the Business Press as an Information Intermediary.” Journal of Accounting Research. 48.1 (2010): 1-19.


  • ACCTMIS 3201 - Financial Accounting II

    Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information; asset and liability valuation; income measurement; second of two-course sequence. Prereq: 3200, 3200.02, or BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3201.02 or 523.