Bradford Hepfer

Assistant Professor


Dr. Hepfer conducts archival capital markets-based research in tax and financial reporting. His research interests include corporate income taxation and financial accounting, the pricing of accounting information, and empirical assessments of earnings quality. Dr. Hepfer’s research is published in The Accounting Review and Review of Accounting Studies. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Taxation Association. His teaching interests include financial accounting and taxation. Currently, Dr. Hepfer teaches the Taxes & Business Strategy (ACCT 611) course in the Professional Program in Accounting. He has taught financial accounting, Taxes & Business Strategy, and managerial accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Hepfer holds a B.B.A., M.Ac., and Ph.D., all from the University of Iowa. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for a Big 4 accounting firm, primarily focused on providing tax accounting services. He holds a CPA license from the state of Illinois.

Research Interests

Corporate income taxation and financial accounting; market pricing of accounting information; empirical assessments of earnings quality