Kevin Smith

Associate Professor, Accounting

Kevin Smith

Associate Professor of Accounting

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Research Interests

  • Disclosure
  • Asset Pricing
  • Derivative Markets


Kevin Smith completed his PhD in accounting at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 2018. Prior to starting his PhD, he earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting, economics, finance, and mathematics at the University of Maryland College Park. Smith’s research focuses on how the diversity of information that investors possess — including voluntary and mandatory firm disclosures and private information on firm risk — influences their trading patterns and market prices. He further applies theoretical models to study how equity and option prices can be used to measure key features of firms’ accounting reports.

Academic Degrees

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


Journal Articles

Snehal Banerjee, Iván Marinovic, Kevin Smith
The Journal of Finance
December 2023
Cyrus Aghamolla, Kevin Smith
Journal of Accounting and Economics
August 2023
Kevin Smith
The Accounting Review
July 2023 Vol. 98 Issue 4 Pages 373–403
Kevin Smith
Review of Accounting Studies
August 2022 Vol. 29 Pages 237–275
Kevin Smith, Eric C. So
Journal of Accounting Research
November 2021
Anne Beyer, Kevin Smith
Journal of Accounting and Economics (advance online)
March 18, 2021
Paul E. Fischer, Mirko S. Heinle, Kevin Smith
The RAND Journal of Economics
November 2020 Vol. 51 Issue 4 Pages 1037–1062
Kevin Smith
Review of Financial Studies
October 2019 Vol. 32 Issue 10 Pages 4042-4078
Mirko C. Heinle, Kevin Smith, Robert E. Verrecchia
The Accounting Review
March 2018 Vol. 93 Issue 2 Pages 191-208
Kevin Smith, Mirko S. Heinle
Review of Accounting Studies
December 2017 Vol. 22 Issue 4 Pages 1459-1491

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