Kevin Smith

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Kevin Smith

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Research Interests

  • Disclosure
  • Asset Pricing
  • Derivative Markets


Kevin Smith completed his Ph.D. in accounting at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 2018. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he earned bachelors degrees in accounting, economics, finance, and mathematics at the University of Maryland College Park.
Professor Smith’s research focuses on how the diversity of information that investors possess influences their trading patterns and market prices. His recent work examines how the properties of firms’ accounting policies influence derivative prices, and the role played by derivative markets when investors speculate on macroeconomic risk.



Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Accounting, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, 2018
  • BS, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, University of Maryland College Park, 2013


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