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Samuel J. Melessa

Assistant Professor


Accounting
W352  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
Ph: 319-335-0939
Fax: 319-335-1956
E-mail: samuel-melessa@uiowa.edu

Academic History

  • PhD in Accounting, Duke University, 2012
  • MS in Economics, University of Utah, 2007
  • BS in Business (emphasis Finance), Brigham Young University, 2001

Expertise

  • Empirical/Archival Research in Financial Accounting

      Working Papers

      • Two-stage regression analysis and biased estimated in accounting research: an application of the Frisch-Waugh-Lovell Theorem, Wei Chen, Samuel J. Melessa
      • Monthly employment reports and the pricing of firm-level earnings news, Samuel J. Melessa
      • The effects of aggregate demand for meeting earnings expectations on managerial behavior, Samuel J. Melessa, Ning Zhang

            Work In Progress

            • Are accounting estimates affected by managerial sentiment?, Samuel J. Melessa, Christopher Small, Jaron H. Wilde
            • Macroeconomic exposure, uncertainty, and management forecasts, Bin Li, Samuel J. Melessa, Jane Song
            • Measurement error in cash flows: implications for research in accounting and finance, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa, Richard Mergenthaler

            Prior Positions

            • Instructor, Duke University, 2011 - 2012
            • Teaching and Research Assistant, Duke University, 2007 - 2012
            • Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, 2004 - 2005
            • Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, 2001 - 2004

                Presentations

                • The effects of aggregate demand for meeting earnings expectations, FARS Midyear Conference, Houston, Texas, 2014
                • The effects of aggregate demand for meeting earnings expectations, Midwest Summer Research Conference, University of Iowa, 2013
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Arizona State University, Arizona State University, 2012
                • Measurement Error in Cash Flows and the Abilities of Earnings and Cash Flows to Predict Future Earnings, Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium, Brigham Young University, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth College, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Florida State University, Florida State University, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Rice University, Rice University, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, University of Florida, University of Florida, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, University of Georgia, University of Georgia, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, University of Iowa, University of Iowa, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, University of Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, University of Washington, University of Washington, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Washington University, Washington University, 2012
                • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium, Brigham Young University, 2011
                • Small Investors and the Usefulness of Reported Earnings: Evidence from Stock Predictions, Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium, Brigham Young University, 2009

                  Committees and Professional Service

                  • Ph.D. Committee, 2012-current