Jessen Hobson

Jessen Hobson

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow

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4011 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-265-0327

jlhobson@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1999
  • M.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1999

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Florida State University, 2006-2009

Recent Publications

  • Hobson, J., Mayew, W., Peecher, M., & Venkatachalam, M. (2017). Improving Experienced Auditors' Detection of Deception in CEO Narratives. Journal of Accounting Research, 1-30.  link >
  • Brink, A., Hobson, J., & Stevens, D. (2017). The Effect of High Power Financial Incentives on Excessive Risk-Taking Behavior: An Experimental Examination. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 29 (1), 13-29.
  • Harris, L., Hobson, J., & Jackson, K. (2016). The Effect of Investor Status on Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33 (1), 152-171.  link >
  • Bowlin, K., Hobson, J., & Piercey, M. (2015). The Effects of Auditor Rotation, Professional Skepticism, and Interactions with Managers on Audit Quality. The Accounting Review, 90 (4), 1363-1393.

Other Publications

Article

  • Elliott, W., Hobson, J., & White, B. (2015). Earnings Metrics, Information Processing, and Price Efficiency in Laboratory Markets. Journal of Accounting Research, 53 (3), 555-592.
  • Hobson, J., Mayew, W., & Venkatachalam, M. (2012). Analyzing Speech to Detect Financial Misreporting. Journal of Accounting Research, 50 (2), 349-392.
  • Elliott, W., Hobson, J., & Jackson, K. (2011). Disaggregating Management Earnings Forecasts to Reduce Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. The Accounting Review, 86 (1), 185-208.
  • Hobson, J. (2011). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? Contemporary Accounting Research, 28 (3), 957-989.
  • Hobson, J., Mellon, M., & Stevens, D. (2011). Determinants of Moral Judgments Regarding Budgetary Slack: An Experimental Examination of Pay Scheme and Personal Values. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 23 (1),
  • Hobson, J., & Kachelmeier, S. (2005). Strategic Disclosure of Risky Prospects: A Laboratory Experiment. The Accounting Review, 80 (3), 825-846.

Other Publication

  • Hobson, J. (2012). "'Hello,'" he lied" by Reynolds Holding, Reuters, Breaking Views. February 7.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). "Can Executives' Speech Patterns Provide a Good Investment Guide?" by Katherine Heires, Institutional Investor Magazine. March 23.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). "Could voice analysis software give away lying CEOS? New system picks up tiny 'tells' which could warn investors of fraud" by Rob Waugh, MailOnline.com. February 3.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). "Is That CEO Being Honest? Tone of Voice May Tell A Lot" by Mark Memmott, NPR, The Two-Way. February 2.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). "Listening Without Prejudice: How the Experts Analyze Earnings Calls for Lies, Bluffs, and Other Flags." By Sterling Wong, Minyanville. April 18.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). "The Vocal Clues that Show if a CEO is Lying" by Shanny Basar, Financial News. January 18.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. January 13.
  • Hobson, J. (2011). "Findings" A Daily Roundup of Academic Studies. Serious, Sublime, Surreal, and Otherwise: Big Business" by Kevin Lewis. October.
  • Hobson, J. (2011). "QandA Deception Detection," Perspectives, College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Volume 10, Number 2. Fall.
  • Hobson, J. (2010). "Watch Your P's and Nonverbal Cues" by Jeff Cossette, Investor Relations Magazine, Issue 212. Pg. 39. April.
  • Hobson, J. (2010). Financial Accounting Standards Research Initiative Blog. September.

Presentation

  • Hobson, J. (2014). The Effect of Language Style Matching and Power on the Accurate Assessment Managers' Reported Performance. Cornell University.
  • Hobson, J. (2014). The Effect of Language Style Matching and Power on the Accurate Assessment Managers' Reported Performance. University of Mississippi.
  • Hobson, J. (2013). The Effect of Language Style Matching and Power on the Accurate Assessment Managers' Reported Performance. Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Hobson, J. (2013). Salient Earnings Metrics, Motivated Reasoning and Market Efficiency. American Accounting Association FARS Section Midyear Meeting.
  • Hobson, J. (2012). Salient Earnings Metrics, Motivated Reasoning and Market Efficiency. Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2011). The Effect of Financial Incentives and Earnings Management on Excessive Risk-Taking Behavior: An Experimental Examination. Eighth Annual BYU Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2010). Analyzing Speech to Detect Misreporting. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Hobson, J. (2009). Analyzing Speech to Detect Misreporting. Sixth Annual Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2009). Disaggregating Management Forecasts to Reduce Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. American Accounting Association 2009 Annual Meeting.
  • Hobson, J. (2009). Disaggregating Management Forecasts to Reduce Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Accountancy Forum.
  • Hobson, J. (2009). More than Money: The Effects of Status and Narcissism on Managerial Overreporting. Florida State University Accounting Colloquium.
  • Hobson, J. (2008). More than Money: The Effects of Status and Narcissism on Managerial Overreporting. Experimental Social Science Research Group at Florida State University.
  • Hobson, J. (2008). Disaggregating Management Forecasts to Reduce Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. American Accounting Association Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section Conference.
  • Hobson, J. (2007). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? Fourth Annual Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2007). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? The University of Florida Accounting Colloquium.
  • Hobson, J. (2007). Determinants of Moral Judgments Regarding Budgetary Slack: An Experimental Examination of Pay Scheme and Personal Values. American Accounting Association 12th Annual Ethics Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2006). More than Money: The Effects of Status and Narcissism on Managerial Overreporting. Third Annual Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2006). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? Experimental Social Science Research Group at Florida State University.
  • Hobson, J. (2006). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? American Accounting Association 2006 Annual Meeting.
  • Hobson, J. (2006). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? 2006 International Meeting of the Economic Science Association.
  • Hobson, J. (2006). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? Florida State University Accounting Colloquium.
  • Hobson, J. (2006). Do the Benefits of Reducing Accounting Complexity Persist in Markets Prone to Bubble? The University of Texas at Austin Accounting Colloquium.
  • Hobson, J. (2004). Seeing The Trees From The Forest: Do Nonprofessional Investors Overrely on Whether Firms Beat or Miss Analyst Forecasts to the Exclusion of Other Relevant Information. First Annual Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Hobson, J. (2002). Strategic Disclosure of Risky Prospects: A Laboratory Experiment. The University of Texas at Austin Accounting Colloquium.

Honors and Awards

  • R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellow University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, 2017 to present
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship in Accountancy Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 to present
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
  • Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2012

Grants

  • , University of Illinois Campus Research Board Award, Campus Research Board, 2010,2011
  • , First Year Assistant Professor Award, Florida State University Council on Research and Creativity, 2006-2007
  • , McCombs School of Business Eugene and Dora Bonham Memorial Fund, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002,2004,2005
  • , Center for Business Measurement and Assurance Services Grant (with Steven Kachelmeier), The University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Teaching Interests

Audit and Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Financial Accounting, Audit, and Behavioral Finance/Economics

Courses

  • Data Analytics Apps in ACCY (ACCY 575) Develops knowledge regarding the role, methods, and implications of business and data analytics in accounting. Building on prior coursework on the fundamentals of statistical analysis and business/data analytics, this course provides the opportunity to apply related theoretical and practical principles to a variety of accounting scenarios, including audit, tax, fraud identification and detection, financial reporting, and managerial accounting. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.
  • Accy Analytics Appl 2 (ACCY 593) Individual investigations or research projects selected by the students, subject to approval by the graduate adviser and the executive officer of the Department. May be repeated in the same or separate terms.

Contact

4011 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-265-0327

jlhobson@illinois.edu

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