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Peggy A. Hite

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(812) 855-2649
hitep [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
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  • Professor of Accounting
  • Monroe Shine & CO. Faculty Fellow


  • Bloomington


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Colorado, 1986
  • M.S., Spanish, Indiana State University, 1978
  • B.S., Spanish, Indiana University, 1971

Professional Experience

  • Chair, KSB Honors Program, 1999-2004
  • Financial Planning Board, Administrative Council, Trustee, Strategic Planning Committee, First United Methodist Church, 1995-present
  • Visiting Professor, Tax Policy, University of Canterbury, 1996
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, 1986-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, 1985-1986
  • CPA, Tax Manager, Gaddy & CO, Arkansas, 1978-1981
  • Billing Officer, US Air Force, 1973-1975
  • Former secondary teacher of Spanish, English, and Drama, 1972-1973

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Trustees' Teaching Award (2006, 2007)
  • Selected as the Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand (1996)
  • Outstanding Teacher in the Indiana University School of Business, Alpha Kappa Psi (1996)
  • Selected to FACET, an Indiana University forum for those achieving excellence in their teaching careers (1995)
  • School of Business Competitive Research Grants (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2007)
  • Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow (1995 to 1997)
  • The Indiana University President's Award for outstanding teaching, with competition from all eight campuses (1994)
  • Faculty Group Leader for the American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium (1994 and 1995)
  • Schulyer F. Otteson IU School of Business Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, (1993)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, 1993 Outstanding Teacher in the Indiana University School of Business
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, 1993 Outstanding Teacher in the Department of Accounting
  • Recipient of the Best Faculty Paper Award for the 1991 Midwest Region American Accounting Association
  • Finalist, Schulyer F. Otteson Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (1991 and 1992)
  • Ernst and Young Tax Research Grant Recipient (May 1991) -- Joint project with R. Parry (Funding - $15,000)
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Tax Research Grant Recipient (June-July 1991) -- Joint project with R. Parry (Funding - $30,000)
  • Selected attendee to the Arthur Young Stanford Summer Tax Conference (1989)
  • Arthur Young Tax Research Grant Recipient (Summer 1989) -- Joint project with M. L. Roberts (Funding - $30,000)
  • Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow (1987-92)
  • Mortar Board, President (1971)

Professional Interests

Taxpayer Compliance, Tax Education, Preparer-Client Relationship, Progressivity

Personal Interests

Tennis, Fine Food

Current Projects

  • Framing Effects on Taxpayer Compliance

Selected Publications

  • Fatemi, Darius, John Hasseldine, and Peggy A. Hite,  (2008), "Resisting Framing Effects: The Importance of Prior Attitude on Estate Tax Preferences,” Journal of the American Taxation Association, Spring. Read Abstract ››

  • Hite, Peggy A. (2007), "Tax Rate Preferences, Understanding the Effects of Perceived and Actual Current Tax Assessments,” IRS Research Bulletin, Internal Revenue Service Statistics of Income Division: Publication 1500, pp. 23-50.  Read Abstract ››

  • Hasseldine, John, Peggy A. Hite, Simon James, and Marika Toumi (2007), "Persuasive Communications: Tax Compliance Enforcement Strategies for Sole Proprietors," Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring, pp. 171-194. Read Abstract ››

  • Hasseldine, John and Peggy A. Hite (2003), "Tax Practitioner Credentials and the Incidence of IRS Audit Adjustments,” Accounting Horizons, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 1-14. Read Abstract ››

  • Hite, Peggy A. (2003), "The Effects of Attribute Framing and Political Party Affiliation on Taxpayer Preferences,” eJournal of Tax Research, September, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 2-18. Read Abstract ››

  • Hite, Peggy A. (1998), "An Examination of Factors Influencing the Financial Reporting Decisions of Small Business Owner-Managers," Behavioral Research in Accounting, Vol. 10, pp. 159-178. Read Abstract ››

  • Christensen, A. and Peggy A. Hite (1997), "An Investigation of Factors Affecting Taxpayer Compliance Decisions on Ambiguous Issues," The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 19, April, pp. 1-18. Read Abstract ››

  • Bradley, C., Peggy A. Hite, and M.L. Roberts (1994), "Understanding Progressivity: An Empirical Investigation of Preferences Using Abstract and Concrete Information," Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 58, Winter, pp. 165-190.
  • Hite, Peggy A. and Rob Parry (1994), " A Study of the Effectiveness of Writing Exercises as Elaboration Techniques for Teaching Tax," The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 15, Spring, pp. 172-186. Read Abstract ››

  • Hite, Peggy A. and G. McGill (1992), "An Examination of Taxpayer Preferences for Aggressive Tax Advice," National Tax Journal, Vol. 45, December, pp. 389-403. Read Abstract ››

  • Hite, Peggy A. and M. L. Roberts (1991), "An Experimental Investigation of Taxpayer Judgments on Rate Structure in the Individual Income Tax System," Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 13, Fall, pp. 115-137.
  • Ayres, F., Peggy A. Hite, and B. Jackson (1989), "The Economic Benefits of Regulation: Evidence from Professional Tax Preparers," The Accounting Review, Vol. 44, April, pp. 300-312. Read Abstract ››

  • Hite, Peggy A. (1988), "The Effect of Peer Reporting Behavior on Taxpayer Compliance," Journal of American Taxation Association, Vol. 10, Spring, pp. 47-64.
  • Hite, Peggy A. (1987), "An Application of Meta-Analysis and an Application for Bankruptcy Prediction Studies," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 39, March, pp. 155-161. Read Abstract ››