Bentley, Jeremy

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Contact Information

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  • Phone Number: 801-836-5220


  • PhD, Management (Accounting), Cornell 2015
    • Minors: Social Psychology, Applied Statistics
    • Dissertation: Essays on Reporting Systems, Operational Distortion, and Belief Distortion
  • MAcc, Professional Stem, BYU, 2010
    • Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA) Student of the Year
  • BS, Accounting, BYU, 2010
    • Minor: Economics, Information Technology

Research Interests

  • Managerial and Financial Accounting
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Experimental Economics

Selected Projects

Working Papers

  • Decreasing Operational Distortion and Surrogation Through Narrative Reporting
  • Drinking Your Own Kool-Aid: Self-Deception, Deception Cues, and Persuasion in Meetings (with Rob Bloomfield, Shai Davidai, and Melissa Ferguson)
  • Disentangling Managers’ and Analysts’ Non-GAAP Reporting Incentives (with Ted Christensen, Kurt Gee, and Ben Whipple)
  • The Effect of Increased Audit Disclosure on Managerial Decision Making (with Tamara Lambert and Elaine Wang)
  • The Morality of Measure Management (with Matthew Bloomfield, Robert Bloomfield, and Tamara Lambert)
  • Challenges with Amazon Mechanical Turk Research in Accounting

Works in Progress

  • Shaking Things Up: The Effect of Compensation Scheme Change on Employee Effort (with James Cannon and Todd Thornock)
  • The Effect of Moral Licensing and Reporting Structure on Operational Distortion
  • Market Efficiency and CSR Reporting (with Jason Brown and Patrick Martin)


  • Cost Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015-Present
  • Financial Accounting, Cornell University, Fall 2012
  • Principals of Accounting 2, Brigham Young University, Fall 2009
  • TA for Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Corporate Governance at Cornell University


  • UMass MSP Research Grant, 2015-2016
  • UMass MSP Flex Grant, 2015-2016
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting, 2014-2015
  • Iowa State Bootstrap Grant, 2013
  • PwC INQuires Research Grant, 2010
  • National Merit Scholar, Brigham Young University, 2005-2009

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