Professor Jane

Professor Jane Hamilton

Professor of Accounting, Associate Head of School, La Trobe Business School

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Accounting and Data Analytics

Business 2.25, Bendigo


PhD, MAcc, BBus, CPA



Membership of professional associations

CPA Australia

Area of study


Research interests

Corporate disclosure; corporate governance, financial accounting; auditing, and accounting policy choice

- Economics of Audit Markets

Teaching units


Recent publications

Cahan, S., J. Godfrey, J. Hamilton and D. Jeter, (2014) “The association between client-specific investment opportunities and audit fees of industry specialists and non-specialists”, International Journal of Auditing (doi:10.1111/ijau.12029).

Cahan, S., J. Godfrey, J. Hamilton and D. Jeter, (2008) “Auditor Specialization:  The Influence of Investment Opportunities”, The Accounting Review, Vol. 83, No. 6, pp. 1393-1423.

Hamilton, J., Y. Li, and D. Stokes, (2008) “Is the audit services market competitive following Arthur Andersen’s collapse?”, Accounting and Finance, Volume 48, No. 2, June, pp. 233-258.

Godfrey, J.M. and J. Hamilton, (2005) “The impact of R&D intensity on demand for specialist auditor services”, Contemporary Accounting Research, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp. 55-93.

Hamilton, J. and D. Stokes, (2005) “The Role of Markets: An Economic Approach to Auditing" in Campbell, T and K. Houghton (Eds) Ethics and Auditing (ANU E Press, Canberra), pp.63-83.

Culvenor, J., D. Stokes, and S. Taylor (2002) “A Review of the Proposals for Reform of Independence of Australian Company Auditors”, Australian Accounting Review, Volume 12, No. 2, Issue 27, pp. 12-23.

Byrne, G., J. Culvenor, and J.M. Godfrey (1999) “Modelling Total Accruals in an International Environment: The Impact of Alternative Measures of PPE”, Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 289-313.



Moroney, R., F. Campbell, and J. Hamilton. (2013) Auditing: A Practical Approach. 2nd edition. John Wiley and Sons, Milton.

Moroney, R., F. Campbell, J. Hamilton, and V. Warren. (2012) Auditing: A Practical Approach, Canadian Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Mississauga.

Godfrey, J., A. Hodgson, A. Tarca, J. Hamilton, S. Holmes. (2010) Accounting Theory (7th edition), John Wiley and Sons, Milton.

Major research grants:

2010    “Improving fraud detection, financial reporting quality, investor confidence and market returns by using specialist auditors”, ARC Discovery Grant, $138,364 (funding for 2011-2013), (J. Godfrey (Monash), J. Hamilton and D. Jeter (Vanderbilt))

2009 “The impact of Chief Financial Officers on corporate sustainability strategy and performance” National Institute of Accountants, $8000, (C. Adams and J. Hamilton)