Kenneth J. Merkley

Kenneth J. Merkley

Assistant Professor of Accounting

322 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-254-8344

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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Accepted Papers

  • Merkley, Kenneth J.; Michaely, Roni; Pacelli, Joseph.  "Does the Scope of Sell-Side Analyst Industry Matter? An Examination of Bias, Accuracy and Information Content of Analyst Reports"  The Journal of Finance  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers