Dr Patrick Vorst (P.J.)

Patrick Vorst is an Associate Professor in Financial Accounting at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. from Maastricht University in 2014, during which he was a visiting PhD student at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. From August 2016 to May 2018, Patrick was a Visiting Professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is also a holder of the CFA and FRM designations. His primary research interests are in the area of financial statement analysis and valuation, financial reporting quality, fraud prediction, the capital market consequences of financial reporting, and peer effects. He has several publications in journals such as The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Review of Accounting Studies.


Patrick coordinates and teaches several master-level courses at Maastricht University, such as Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation (EBC4039), Accounting for Financial Markets (EBC4103), and Corporate Reporting & Internal Decision-Making (EBC4262). He also teaches in the Master of Accounting program at the FHR Institute in Paramaribo, Suriname. Patrick also supervises thesis students of the (International) Executive Master of Finance and Control at UMIO, where he teaches in the "Research in Finance & Control" course.