Panos N. Patatoukas is a tenured Associate Professor and the L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting at U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He received his PhD, MPhil, and MA from Yale, his MSc from the London School of Economics (with distinction), and his BA in accounting and finance (valedictorian) from Athens University of Economics & Business.
Patatoukas’ work focuses on interdisciplinary capital markets research and informs “micro-to-macro” and “macro-to-micro” questions bridging the gap between academics and practitioners. His areas of expertise include (1) the properties of financial accounting data and corporate reporting, (2) financial statement analysis and corporate valuation, (3) cross-industry economic links and value creation along the supply chain, (4) the measurement of economic activity at the firm level and in the national accounts, and (5) nowcasting and forecasting economic activity using financial and alternative, non-financial data. Patatoukas’ research interests overlap with his teaching, and his MBA course on Financial Information Analysis has proven to be an invaluable source of research ideas.
For his impact on interdisciplinary capital markets research, Patatoukas has been recognized two times with the 2017 and 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. For his teaching, Patatoukas has been recognized with the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest award bestowed by the Chancellor of U.C. Berkeley for outstanding and meritorious teaching at the Berkeley campus, and five times with the 2022, 2021, 2017, 2015, and 2012 Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award, which is the highest teaching award bestowed upon instructors by the MBA students at Berkeley Haas. Patatoukas was also selected as “Top-10 Business School Professor Under 40” by Fortune.
Patatoukas has served several terms as the PhD Field Advisor for the Accounting Group, an Academic Senate member of the campus-wide Committee on Teaching, a member of the MBA Degree Program Committee at Berkeley Haas, and the Faculty Advisor of the Business Review at Berkeley, a student-led organization advancing business and financial literacy. Panos is the founding faculty director of the Berkeley Executive Education programs on Financial Data Analysis and Intelligent Investing for Everyone, and has co-created impactful custom programs for corporate, government, and university partners. Patatoukas is also currently serving as the Faculty Director of the Center for Financial Reporting & Management at Berkeley and a core Faculty Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law & Business.