Patrick Martin
Assistant Professor of Business Administration


336 Mervis Hall


Patrick’s research primarily utilizes an experimental economics approach to answer accounting questions. Much of his research focuses on the role of accounting information in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR), examining accounting questions related to how CSR decisions are made, what managers might choose to disclose about CSR decisions, and how investors respond to CSR disclosures.

Patrick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in accounting in 2013 and earned a BS in accounting from Shippensburg University in 2002. Prior to joining Katz, he was a faculty member at Indiana University and Miami University. Before pursuing a PhD, he worked for several years in public accounting and as a financial analyst for Constellation Energy.

Awards and Honors

  • Annual Meeting Management Accounting Best Paper Award, August 2020 (Brown, J., P. Martin, G. Sprinkle and D. Way. “The Effect of Performance Measures on Risk in Capital Investment Decisions.”)
  • Emerging Scholar Award – AAA Public Interest Section, April 2017 (Johnson, J., P. Martin, B. Stikeleather, and D. Young.  “Antecedents of misreporting: How eliciting non-financial information about prosocial actions influences agents’ tendency to misreport financial information”)
  • Hermes Fund Managers’ Best Paper Prize – Harvard Business School / Journal of Accounting and Economics Corporate Accountability Reporting Conference, January 2013 (Martin, P. and D. Moser.  “Managers’ Green Investment Disclosures and Investors’ Reaction”)
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting (2010-2012)
  • David Berg Center BNY Mellon Doctoral Research Grant (2011-2012)
  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow – AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium (2009)


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Accounting, 2013
  • BS, Shippensburg University, Accounting, 2002


Brown, J., Martin P. R., Sprinkle, G. and D. Way. “The Effect of Performance Measures on Risk in Capital Investment Decisions.” forthcoming at Management Science

Douthit, J. D., Martin, P. R., and M. McAllister (2022). Charitable contribution matching and effort-elicitation. The Accounting Review, 97(1), 213-232.

Johnson, J. A., Martin, P. R., Stikeleather, B., and D. Young (2021). Investigating the Interactive Effects of Prosocial Actions, Construal, and Moral Identity on the Extent of Employee Reporting Dishonesty. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-23.

Martin, P. R. (2021) “Corporate Social Responsibility and Capital Budgeting” Accounting, Organizations and Society 92: 101236.

Martin, P. and D. Moser.  “Managers’ Green Investment Disclosures and Investors’ Reaction,” Journal of Accounting and Economics: February 2016, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 239-254

Brown, J., P. Martin, D. Moser, and R. Weber.  “The Consequences of Hiring Lower-Wage Workers in an Incomplete-Contract Environment,” The Accounting Review: May 2015, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 941-966

Moser, D. and P. Martin.  “A Broader Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility Research in Accounting.” The Accounting Review: May 2012, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp.797-806

Academic Area


Personal Interests

In his spare time Patrick enjoys exploring Pittsburgh with his wife Heather. He also enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and cheering on the Pirates and Steelers!