Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Contact Info
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Academic Area: 
Accounting

Research Interests

  • Disclosure
  • Asset Pricing
  • Derivative Markets

Bio

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

Publications

Journal Articles

Kevin Smith. Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming. 2019.
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.

Working Papers

Constrained Listening, Audience Alignment, and Expert Communication | PDF
Kevin Smith, Mirko S. Heinle, Paul E. Fischer, November 92017

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

Financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. The objective of this course is not to train you to become an accountant but rather to help you develop into an informed user of financial statement information....

School News

September 28, 2018
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