Nick Seybert

Assistant Professor

Accounting & Information Assurance
4333H Van Munching Hall
(301) 405-0962
Ph.D., Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Nick Seybert received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is interested in financial accounting and behavioral finance, particularly how optimistic beliefs arise and are disciplined in the market. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and Management Science. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.


Assistant Professor of Accounting, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010-present

Assistant Professor of Accounting, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas of at Austin, 2008-2010


Seybert, N. and Yang, H. 2012. The party’s over: The role of earnings guidance in resolving sentiment-driven overvaluation. Management Science 58 (2): 308-319.

Koonce, L.; Seybert, N.; and Smith, J. 2011. Causal reasoning in financial reporting and voluntary disclosure. Accounting, Organizations, and Society 36 (4-5): 209-225.

Seybert, N. 2010. R&D capitalization and reputation-driven real earnings management. Accounting Review 85 (2): 671-693.

Seybert, N., and Bloomfield, R. 2009. Contagion of wishful thinking in markets. Management Science 55 (5): 738-751.

Libby, R., and Seybert, N. 2009. Behavioral studies of the effects of regulation on earnings management and accounting choice. Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays for Anthony Hopwood. Oxford University Press.

Libby, R.; Hunton, J.; Tan, H-T.; and Seybert, N. 2008. Relationship incentives and the optimistic/pessimistic pattern in analysts’ forecasts. Journal of Accounting Research 46 (1): 173-198.


Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Financial Statement Analysis for M.S., MBA and Undergraduate Students, 2010-present
Special Topics in Accounting Research (doctoral seminar), 2010, 2013

McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Financial Statement Analysis for MBAs/MPAs and Undergraduates, 2008-2010

Cornell University
Introductory Financial Accounting for Undergraduates, 2006


Best Discussant Award, Conference on Investor Protection, George Mason University, 2012

AAA/ABO Best Dissertation Award, 2009

AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2006

Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2006

Johnson School Teaching Honor Roll, 2006

Ernst & Young Education Excellence Scholarship, 2002


Accounting, Organizations and Society

Accounting Review

Behavioral Research in Accounting

Contemporary Accounting Research

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy

Management Science


Department of Accounting Recruiting Committee Member, 2013

Department of Accounting Ph.D. Committee Member, 2010-present

Department of Accounting Undergraduate Rigor Committee Chair, 2012-present

Dissertation Committee Member, Amanda Wilford, 2011