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Nick Seybert

Nick Seybert

Associate Professor

PhD, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

BS in Accounting from University of Maryland, College Park


4333H Van Munching Hall

Nick Seybert received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He conducts experimental and archival research in financial accounting with a focus on manager personality traits as well as on investors’ and managers’ decision-making biases. His research has been published in leading journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Science, and Review of Accounting Studies. His research has received popular press coverage in outlets such as ABC News, The Atlantic, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He currently serves as an Editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) for financial/experimental topics.

Nick has taught Financial Statement Analysis and Introductory Financial Accounting to diverse student populations, including MBA, M.S. in Accounting, and undergraduate students. He has also taught both introductory and behavioral accounting PhD seminars to doctoral students. He is a regular winner of the distinguished teaching award (top 10% of instructors) and a two-time Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence recipient. He is also currently the PhD Program Coordinator for Accounting.

In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons, listening to music on large subwoofers, and traveling to beaches and amusement parks.

Peer-Reviewed Academic Publications

Harris, L., Jackson, S., Owens, J., and Seybert, N. 2022. Recruiting dark personalities for earnings management. Journal of Business Ethics, 178: 193-218.

Rennekamp, K., Rupar K., and Seybert, N. 2020. Short-selling pressure, reporting transparency, and the use of real and accruals earnings management to meet benchmarks. Journal of Behavioral Finance 21(2): 186-204.

Clor-Proell, S., Hirst, E., Koonce, L., and Seybert, N. 2019. How disaggregated forecasts influence investor response to subsequent earnings announcements. Journal of Financial Reporting 4(1): 157-171.

Ge, R., Seybert, N., and Zhang, F. 2019. Investor sentiment and accounting conservatism. Accounting Horizons 33(1): 82-102.

Ham, C., Seybert, N., and Wang, S. 2018. Narcissism is a bad sign: CEO Signature size, investment, and performance. Review of Accounting Studies 23(1): 234-264.

Ham, C., Lang, M., Seybert, N., and Wang, S. 2017. CFO narcissism and financial reporting quality. Journal of Accounting Research 55(5): 1089-1135.

Seybert, N. 2016. Experienced executives’ views of the effects of R&D capitalization on reputation-driven real earnings management: A replication of survey data from Seybert (2010). Behavioral Research in Accounting 28(2): 85-90.

Koonce, L., Seybert, N. and Smith, J. 2016. Management speaks, investors listen: Are investors too focused on managerial disclosures? Journal of Behavioral Finance 17(1): 33-44.

Libby, R., Rennekamp, K., and Seybert, N. 2015. Regulation and the interdependent roles of managers, auditors, and directors in earnings management and accounting choice. Accounting, Organizations, and Society 47: 25-42.

Rennekamp, K., Rupar, K., and Seybert, N. 2015. Impaired judgment: The effects of asset impairment reversal and cognitive dissonance on future investment. Accounting Review 90 (2): 739-759.

Seybert, N. and Yang, H. 2012. The party’s over: The role of earnings guidance in resolving sentiment-driven overvaluation. Management Science 58: 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. - AAA/ABO 2009 Best Dissertation Award

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.

Other Publications

Seybert, N. Size does matter (in signatures). Harvard Business Review Magazine (May 2013).


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