Michael Dambra

Associate Professor
Accounting and Law Department


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


  • Certified Public Accountant  (New York State)


Dambra and his work have been cited in Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, USA Today, CBS News, CFO.com, the CFO Journal and the International Business Times.  From a policy perspective, Dambra’s research has also been referenced in Congressional testimony, Securities and Exchange Commission rules, and by the U.S. Treasury.  Current research interests include:

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


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

Selected Publications

Tax-Advantaged Trust Use Among IPO Executives: Determinants and Implications for Valuation and Future Performance (with Matt Gustafson and Phil Quinn). The Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

Do the Burdens to Being Public Affect the Investment and Innovation of Newly Public Firms? (with Matt Gustafson). Management Science, Forthcoming.

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.