Professor, L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting | Co-Faculty Director, Sustainable and Impact Finance | Faculty Director, Center for Financial Reporting & Management
Accounting | Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership | Sustainability

Expert on micro and macro interdisciplinary capital markets research


Panos N. Patatoukas is a professor and the L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. 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 in accounting, corporate finance, law, and economics and informs ‘micro-to-macro’ and ‘macro-to-micro’ questions bridging the gap between academics and practitioners. His expertise encompasses corporate reporting, financial statement analysis, corporate valuation, cross-industry economic links, and supply chain relations. Additionally, he specializes in measuring economic activity at both firm and national levels and in nowcasting and forecasting using a mix of financial and alternative data, such as environmental metrics and governance indicators.

Patatoukas has earned significant recognition for his impact on capital markets research, including the 2017 and 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award by the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is an acclaimed educator, receiving the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award from UC Berkeley’s Chancellor, and five Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Awards (2022, 2021, 2017, 2015, 2012) from Berkeley Haas MBA and PhD students. Fortune also recognized him as a Top-10 Business School Professor under 40.

In his roles at Berkeley, Patatoukas has served as the PhD Field Advisor for the Accounting Group, a member of the Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching, and a member of the MBA Degree Program Committee. He’s the Director of the Center for Financial Reporting & Management, Co-Director of the Sustainable & Impact Finance Initiative, and a Core Faculty Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Business. He co-founded the Business Review at Berkeley and directs the Economic Equity and Financial Education Program, partnering with the PG&E Corporation Foundation. Additionally, Patatoukas is the founding faculty director of several Berkeley ExecEd programs, including those on Financial Data Analysis for Executives, Intelligent Investing for Everyone, and Fundamentals of Corporate Finance and Reporting for Lawyers, and has created custom programs for various entities, including publicly traded companies, privately held organizations, startups, and sovereign wealth funds.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Corporate financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and corporate valuation
  • Corporate sustainability measurement, disclosure, and investing
  • Cross-industry economic links and value creation along the supply chain
  • Measurement of economic performance at the firm level and in the national accounts
  • Nowcasting and forecasting economic performance using financial and alternative, non-financial data