McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Patricia Fairfield

Professor Patricia Fairfield teaches accounting and financial statement analysis, and her research interests include profitability analysis and earnings management. Professor Fairfield’s most recent publications include "Are Special Items Informative about Future Profit Margins?” in The Review of Accounting Studies and “Do Industry Level Analyses Improve Forecasts of Financial Performance?” in The Journal of Accounting Research. Professor Fairfield has provided training and consulting services in accounting and financial statement analysis to corporate executives, audit committees, loan officers, and equity research analysts.