Sophia Hamm

Assistant Professor

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Sophia Hamm joined the Fisher College of Business in Autumn 2010.

Professor Hamm’s primary research interests relate to the role of accounting disclosure and information asymmetry in capital markets, index trading and institutional investors, executive compensations, labor unions, and earnings management. Her papers have been published in Journal of Accounting Research and Contemporary Accounting Research.  


Professor Hamm teaches Intermediate Financial Accounting. Prior to joining Fisher, she taught Introduction to Financial Accounting at Wharton.


Professor Hamm received her B.B.A in Business from Seoul National University, her M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a senior consultant at PWC Korea.


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.