Kenneth J. Merkley
Barry and Ann Ridings Sesquicentennial Fellow
Assistant Professor of Accounting
322 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Professor Merkley’s research focuses on the role of information in capital markets. He specializes in examining corporate financial communication decisions and the influence of corporate disclosures on capital market participants, such as investors and financial analysts. His teaching interests include financial reporting and financial statement analysis. Merkley is the Barry and Ann Ridings Sesquicentennial Fellow at Johnson and was a recipient of the Spivey/Hall Fellowship at the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan). In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and received his Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from Brigham Young University.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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- Merkley, Kenneth J.. "Narrative Disclosure and Earnings Performance: Evidence from R&D Disclosures" The Accounting Review 89.2 (2014): 725-757.
- Merkley, Kenneth J.; Bamber, Linda; Christensen, Ted. "Detailed Management Earnings Forecasts: Do Analysts Listen?" Review of Accounting Studies 18.2 (2013): 479-521.
- Tucker, Jenny; Christensen, Ted; Merkley, Kenneth J.; Tucker, Jenny Wu; Venkataraman, Shankar. "Do Managers use Earnings Guidance to Influence Street Earnings Exclusion?" Review of Accounting Studies 16.3 (2011): 501-527.
- Lehavy, Reuven; Li, Feng; Merkley, Kenneth J.. "The Effect of Annual Report Readability on Analyst Following and the Properties of Their Earnings Forecasts" The Accounting Review 86.3 (2011): 1087-1115.
- Choudhary, Preeti; Merkley, Kenneth J.; Schloetzer, Jason. "Does Filing Form 10-K Early Matter?"
- Merkley, Kenneth J.; Michaely, Roni; Pacelli, Joe. "Does the Scope of Sell-Side Analyst Industry Matter? An Examination of Bias, Accuracy and Information Content of Analyst Reports"
- Merkley, Kenneth J.; Bozanic, Zahn; Bonsall, Sam. "The Informativeness of Forward-Looking News in Earnings Announcements"
- Merkley, Kenneth J.; Allee, Kris; Christensen, Ted; Bryan, Graden. "When Do Firms Initiate Earnings Guidance? The Timing, Consequences, and Characteristics of Firms' First Earnings Guidance"