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Phone: 206-543-4577

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Paige H. Patrick

Assistant Professor of Accounting


PhD University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)
Master of Accountancy and Information Systems Arizona State University (2002)
BA University of Colorado, Boulder (1998)

Academic Expertise

corporate governance
executive compensation
managerial accounting

Current Research

Design of executive performance measures, investors' corporate governance preferences, and compensation effects on debt contracting

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2013

Selected Publications

  1. Renegotiations of Target CEOs’ Personal Benefits During Mergers and Acquisitions
    Journal Article:Patrick, P., (2017). Contemporary Accounting Research,

Working Papers

“Heaping of Executive Compensation” with B. Jorgensen and N. Soderstrom, 2018. Revising for third round submission at Journal of Management Accounting Research.
“Stakeholder Focus and Accounting Regulation: Relevance Lost?” with B. Jorgensen and N. Soderstrom, 2018. Revising for second round submission to European Accounting Review.
“The Use of Adjusted Earnings in Performance Evaluation” with A. Curtis and V. Li, 2018. Under review at Review of Accounting Studies.
“Inside Debt and Agency Conflicts: Evidence from the Financial Crisis” with P. Demerjian and F. Tice, 2018.
“Investor-driven governance standards and firm value” with Y. Ertimur, 2018.
“IFRS Adoption and Litigation Risk: Evidence from Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance” with B. Burnett and D. Hart, 2018.


Overview of executive compensation research for Executive Search Information Exchange (ESIX), 2016
Managerial accounting subject matter expert, Microsoft internal education, 2017-2018and Barrett PC, 2003–2004

Selected Presentations

Indiana University Bloomington, 2018
Washington University in St. Louis, 2016
Duke University, 2015
University of California, Berkeley, 2014
University of Washington, 2013