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Samuel J. Melessa

Samuel J. Melessa Accounting

Assistant Professor
319-335-0939
samuel-melessa@uiowa.edu
W352  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

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

      • Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Determinants of Annual Report Length, Amanda Gonzales, Samuel J. Melessa, Richard Mergenthaler
      • Does Managerial Sentiment Affect Accrual Estimates? Evidence from the Banking Industry, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa, Christopher Small, Jaron H. Wilde
      • Measurement Error in Cash Flows: Implications for Research in Accounting and Finance, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa, Richard Mergenthaler
      • Monthly Employment Reports and the Pricing of Firm-Level Earnings News, Samuel J. Melessa
      • Two-stage Regression Analysis and Biased Estimates in Accounting Research: An Application of the Frisch-Waugh-Lovell Theorem, Wei Chen, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa
      • When to Meet or Beat? Feedback from Investor Responses to Quarterly Earnings Announcements, Samuel J. Melessa, Ning Zhang

              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

                  • Two-Stage Regression Analysis and Biased Estimates in Accounting Research: An Application of the Frisch-Waugh-Lovell Theorem, Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium, Provo, Utah, 2014
                  • Does Managerial Sentiment Affect Accrual Estimates? Evidence from the Banking Industry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2014
                  • The effects of aggregate demand for meeting earnings expectations, FARS Midyear Conference, Houston, Texas, 2014
                  • Does Managerial Sentiment Affect Accrual Estimates? Evidence from the Banking Industry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 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