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Max Hewitt

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(812) 855-2612
hewittmr [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Assistant Professor of Accounting


  • Bloomington


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington, 2007
  • Graduate Diploma, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, 2006
  • Master of Commerce (Honours), University of New South Wales, 2003
  • Master of Teaching (Honours), University of Sydney, 2001
  • Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2007-present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, 2013
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Business School, University of Washington, 2003-2007
  • Associate Lecturer, School of Accounting, University of New South Wales, 2001-2003
  • Tutor, Department of Accounting and Finance, Macquarie University, 1999-2000
  • Financial Advisor, Corporate Finance and Recovery, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1995-1999

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2012
  • Harry C. Sauvain Teaching Award, 2010-2011
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2010
  • The Schuyler F. Otteson Award – Nominee, 2009
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2008
  • National Winners (First Place) - PwC xFAC Competition (with Andy Call and D. Shores), 2006
  • AAA / Deloitte / J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2006
  • Ph.D. Program Teaching Award - University of Washington Business School, 2006
  • University of Washington Business School / Lorig Fellow, 2003-2005
  • Top Scholar Award , University of Washington Graduate School, 2003-2004

Professional Interests

Financial Accounting, Investor and Analyst Decision-Making Processes

Selected Publications

  • Hewitt, M., A. Tarca, T. L. Yohn (2014), "The effect of measurement subjectivity classifications on analysts’ use of persistence classifications when forecasting earnings items," Contemporary Accounting Research, conditionally accepted.

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  • Esplin, A., M. Hewitt, M. Plumlee, T. L. Yohn (2014), "Disaggregating operating and financing activities: Implications for forecasts of profitability," Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 328-362. Read Abstract ››

  • Hewitt, M. (2009), "Improving investors’ forecast accuracy when operating cash flows and accruals are differentially persistent," The Accounting Review, Vol. 84, No. 6, pp. 1913-1931. Read Abstract ››