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H. Scott  Asay

H. Scott Asay

Accounting

Assistant Professor

  319-335-0852
  S232  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Accounting, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2013
  • MS in Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2012
  • MAc in Accounting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2008
  • BA in Accounting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2007

Expertise

  • Judgment and decision making in accounting settings.

Awards

  • ABO Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014
  • AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2012
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2012

Working Papers

  • Building a safe harbor for whom? A look at cautionary disclaimers and investors' reactions to forward-looking statements, Scott Asay, Jeffrey Hales
  • Do features that associate managers with a message magnify investors' reactions to narrative disclosures, Scott Asay, Kristi Rennekamp, Bob Libby
  • Horizon-induced optimism as a gateway to earnings management, Scott Asay
  • Losing control of the narrative: How less readable disclosures drive investors to outside information, Scott Asay, Brooke Elliott, Kristi Rennekamp
  • Contrast effects in application of accounting standards, Scott Asay, Tim Brown, Mark Nelson, Jeff Wilks

Current & Prior Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2013 - Present
  • Research Assistant for Robert Libby, Cornell University, 2008 - 2013

Presentations

  • FARS Research Conference, American Accounting Association, Nashville, January 2015
  • ABO Research Conference, American Accounting Association, Philadelphia, October 2014
  • BYU Accounting Research Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, October 2014
  • Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2013
  • The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, March 2013
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, February 2013
  • The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, February 2013
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, January 2013
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, January 2013

Committees and Professional Service

  • Faculty Recruiting Committee, 2013-current

Licensures and Certifications

  • CPA, State of Colorado - 2008