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Sam Melessa
Assistant Professor
Contact
319-335-0939
Office
W352 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
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 Estimates in Accounting Research: An Application of the Frisch-Waugh-Lovell Theorem. Wei Chen, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa

Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Determinants of Annual Report Length. Amanda Gonzales, Samuel J. Melessa, Richard Mergenthaler

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

Implied Confidence in Management Range Forecasts. Paul Hribar, Olivia Johnson, Samuel J. Melessa

The Effect of Conditional Accounting Conservatism on the Predictive Ability of Accruals Components with Respect to Future Cash Flows. Daniel W. Collins, Wei Chen, Samuel J. Melessa

Evidence on the Construct Validity of Returns-Based Measures of Conditional Conservatism. Cristi A. Gleason, Bradford Hepfer, W. Bruce Johnson, Samuel J. Melessa

The Effects of Private Litigation and Public Enforcement on the Characteristics of Narrative Firm Disclosures: A Century of Evidence. Amanda Gonzales, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa

Current and 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

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