Smith, Steve

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Contact Information

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  • Phone Number: (801) 422-1969
  • Address: 531 TNRB, Provo, UT 84602


Research Interests

  • Judgment and decision making
  • Accounting control systems
  • Incentives and performance measurement

Selected Publications

  • Bol, J. C., G. Hecht, and S. D. Smith. 2015. Managers' discretionary adjustments: The influence of uncontrollable events and compensation interdependence. Contemporary Accounting Research 32: 139-159.
  • Bol, J. C. and S. D. Smith. 2011. Spillover effects in subjective performance evaluation: Bias and the asymmetric influence of controllability. The Accounting Review 86: 1213-1230.
  • Smith, S. D. 2010. Confidence and trading aggressiveness of naïve investors: Effects of information quantity and consistency. Review of Accounting Studies 15: 295-316.
  • Bloomfield, R., M. W. Nelson, and S. D. Smith. 2006. Feedback loops, fair value accounting and correlated investments. Review of Accounting Studies 11: 377-416.
  • Nelson, M. W., S. D. Smith, and Z. Palmrose. 2005. The effect of quantitative materiality approach on auditors' adjustment decisions. The Accounting Review 80: 897-920.


  • Accy 304 Accounting Control Systems, UIUC, 2005-2012
  • NCC 550 Financial Accounting, Cornell University, 2003
  • Acc 202 Managerial Accounting, BYU, 1999
  • Acc 200 Finanancial and Managerial Accounting, BYU 1998


  • Raymond A. Hoffman Fellowship in Accountancy, University of Illinois, 2008, 2011
  • Head's Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois, 2008
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2002

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