John Hughes’ research includes theoretical and empirical inquiries into a wide range of issues relating principally to incentive contracting, industrial organizations and capital markets. His publications include articles in leading accounting and economics journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Canadian Journal of Economics and Econometrica.
Hughes’ editorial responsibilities have included appointments as associate editor of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and the Journal of Accounting and Economics. He is co-founder of the Review of Accounting Studies and its initial editor-in-chief.
Before joining UCLA Anderson in 2002, Hughes taught at Western New England College, Dartmouth College, Duke University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota. His teaching awards include: the 1971 Student Association Merit Award, Western New England College; the 1971–72 Good Teach Award, Krannert School of Industrial Administration, Purdue University; Class of 1981 Outstanding Faculty Award, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; the 1988–89 and 1989–90 Teaching Excellence Award, Commerce Graduate Society, University of British Columbia; and the 1992–93 Teacher of the Year, by the Student Association for Accounting, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.