Nick Seybert

Associate Professor

4333H Van Munching Hall
Ph.D., Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University | B.S. in Accounting from University of Maryland, College Park

Nick Seybert received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at 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 the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.


Published Research

Ham, C., Seybert, N. and Wang, S. 2017. Narcissism is a bad sign: CEO signature size, investment, and performance. Review of Accounting Studies (forthcoming).

Ham, C., Lang, M., Seybert, N., and Wang, S. 2017. CFO narcissism and financial reporting quality. Journal of Accounting Research (forthcoming).

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.

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).