Messod Daniel Beneish

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(812) 855-2628

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Business School

  • Professor of Accounting
  • Sam Frumer Professorship

Campus

  • Bloomington

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 1987
  • MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Accounting, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, since 1996
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, 1995-1996
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, 1993-1995
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, September 1989-1993
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1988-1989
  • Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand, Computer Audit Group, Montreal Canada, 1981-1982
  • Audit Supervisor, Coopers & Lybrand, Montreal, Canada, 1978-1981

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Kelley School of Business Research Award (Full Professor Level) 2008
  • The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association 2002 Best Paper Award
  • MBA Teaching Excellence Award 2002
  • Finalist Trustee Teaching Award 2001
  • Alumni Board Award, Best Research Proposal, Indiana University, 2000
  • Kelley School of Business 2000 Research Award (Associate Professor Level)
  • Teacher of the Year, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, 1995
  • Touche Ross Grant 1986 and 1987
  • Clarkson Gordon Foundation Special Award 1985
  • Douglas C. Mellor Memorial Award 1984
  • Chartered Accountant, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1980
  • Academic Excellence Fellowship, Prefecture de la Marne (France), 1976-1978

Professional Interests

Detecting Financial Statement Fraud, Managers' Trading Incentives, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Distress

Selected Publications

  • Beneish, Messod D., Charles M.C. Lee and David C. Nichols (2013), “Earning Manipulation and Expected Returns,” Financial Analysts Journal, April, pp 57-82.
  • Beneish, Messod D., Eric G. Press and Mark E. Vargus (2012), "Insider Trading and Earnings Management in Distressed Firms,” Contemporary Accounting Research, pp. 191-220. 
  • Beneish, Messod D. and Teri L. Yohn (2008), “Information friction and investor home bias:  A perspective on the effect of global IFRS adoption on the extent of equity home bias,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, November/December, pp. 433-443. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D., Ivo Ph. Jansen, Melissa F. Lewis and Nathan V. Stuart (2008), “Diversification to Mitigate Expropriation in the Tobacco Industry,” The Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 89, No. 1, July, pp. 136-157. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D., Mary B. Billings, and Leslie D. Hodder (2008), “Internal Control Weaknesses and Information Uncertainty,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 83, No. 3, May, pp. 665-703. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D., Patrick E. Hopkins, Ivo Ph. Jansen, and Roger Martin (2005), "Do Auditor Resignations Reduce Uncertainty About the Quality of Firms’ Financial Reporting,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 5, pp. 357-390.  Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D., and Mark E. Vargus (2002), "Insider Trading, Earnings Quality, and Accrual Mispricing," The Accounting Review, Vol. 4, pp. 755-791.
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  • Beneish, Messod D. and Robert E. Whaley (2002), "S&P 500 Replacements," Journal of Portfolio Management, pp. 1-10. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D., Charles M.C. Lee, and Robin L.Tarpley (2001), "Contextual Fundamental Analysis in the Prediction of Extreme Returns," The Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 2/3, pp. 165-191. Read Abstract
  •  Beneish, Messod D. (2001), "Earnings Management: A Perspective," Managerial Finance, Vol. 27, pp. 3-17. Read Abstract
  • Bagnoli, M., Messod D. Beneish, and Susan G. Watts (1999), "Whisper Forecasts of Quarterly Earnings per Share," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 27-50. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D. (1991), "The Detection of Earnings Manipulation," Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 24-36. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D. (1999), "Incentives and Penalties Related to Earnings Overstatements That Violate GAAP," The Accounting Review, Vol. 4, pp. 425-457. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D. (1998), "Discussion of Are Accruals during Initial Public Offerings Opportunistic?," Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 3, pp. 209-221.
  • Beneish, Messod D. (1997), "Detecting GAAP Violation: Implications for Assessing Earnings Management Among Firms with Extreme Financial Performance," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 3, Fall, pp. 271-309. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D. and Robert E. Whaley (1996), "An Anatomy of the S&P Game: The Effect of Changing the Rules," Journal of Finance, Vol. 51, December, pp. 1909-1930. Read Abstract
  • Beneish, Messod D. and Eric G. Press (1995), "Interrelation Among Events of Default," Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 12, Fall, pp. 57-84. Read Abstract

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