Michael Dambra

Kenneth W. Colwell Chair of Accounting and Law
Associate Professor
Accounting and Law

Education

PhD, Simon Business School, University of Rochester 
MSBA, Simon Business School, University of Rochester 
MBA, St. Bonaventure University
BA, St. Bonaventure University

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant  (New York State)

Research

Dambra and his work have been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, The New York Times, Fox Business News, USA Today and CBS News. From a policy perspective, Dambra’s research has also been referenced in Congressional testimony, Securities and Exchange Commission rules, legal blogs and by the U.S. Treasury. Current research interests include:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Accounting disclosures
  • Economic consequences of regulatory changes
  • Pensions

Teaching

  • Accounting for Management Decision Making
  • Business Valuation for Accountants
  • Accounting Topics

Selected Publications

Does Sensationalism Affect Executive Compensation? Evidence from Pay Ratio Disclosure Reform (with Wonjae Chang, Bryce Schonberger, and Inho Suk). Journal of Accounting Research (Forthcoming).

The Economic Consequences of GASB Financial Statement Disclosure (with Jim Naughton and Omri Even-Tov). Journal of Accounting & Economics (Forthcoming).

Do the Burdens to Being Public Affect the Investment and Innovation of Newly Public Firms? (with Matt Gustafson). Management Science (2021) 67: 594-616.

What is the effect of an additional dollar of IPO proceeds? (with Matt Gustafson and Kevin Pisciotta). Journal of Corporate Finance (2021) 66: 101795.

Tax-Advantaged Trust Use Among IPO Executives: Determinants and Implications for Valuation and Future Performance (with Matt Gustafson and Phil Quinn). The Accounting Review (2020) 95 (3): 145-175.

The Consequences to Analyst Involvement in the IPO Process: Evidence Surrounding the JOBS Act (with Laura Casares Field, Matt Gustafson, and Kevin Pisciotta).  Journal of Accounting and Economics (2018) 65: 302-330.

Stakeholder Conflicts and Cash Flow Shocks: Evidence from Changes in ERISA Pension Funding Rules. The Accounting Review, (2018) 93: 131-159

The JOBS Act and IPO Volume: Evidence that Disclosure Costs Affect the IPO Decision (with Laura Casares Field and Matt Gustafson).  Journal of Financial Economics (2015) 116: 121-143.

Soft-Talk Management Cash Flow Forecasts: Bias, Quality, and Stock Price Effects (with Joanna Wu and Charles Wasley). Contemporary Accounting Research (2013) 30: 607-644.

Additional papers are available at the Social Science Research Network.