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Donal Byard

Associate Professor of Accountancy

Donal ByardAssociate Professor of Accountancy


BBS University of Limerick (Ireland) Accounting and Finance 1989
MBS University College Dublin Finance 1991
PhD University of Maryland Accounting 1998

Areas of Expertise:

Financial accounting, financial analysts, analysts' role as information processors in financial markets, intangible assets, corporate disclosure policy, IFRS.

Selected Publications:

The effect of mandatory IFRS adoption on analysts’ forecast errors (with Yong Yu and Ying Li). Journal of Accounting Research: Forthcoming.

Earnings surprises that spur analysts to reduce the error in the average forecast (with Orie Barron and Yong Yu). The Accounting Review 83(2), 2008: 303-325.

Corporate governance and the quality of financial analysts’ information (with Joe Weintrop and Ying Li). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 25(5), 2006: 609-625.

Corporate disclosure quality and properties of analysts’ information environment (with Ken Shaw). Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 19(3), 2003: 355-378.

Changes in Analysts’ Information Around Earnings Announcements (with Orie Barron and Oliver Kim). The Accounting Review 77(4), October 2002: 821-846.

High-Technology Intangibles and Analysts’ Forecasts (with Orie Barron, Charles Kile and Edward Riedl). Journal of Accounting Research 40(2), May 2002: 289-312.

Academic Activities:

Member, Editorial Board Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, 2009-present.

Ad hoc Reviewer: Accounting and Business Research, The Accounting Review, The British Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Financial Review, The Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, The Journal of Accounting, and Public Policy, Review of Accounting and Finance, and the Review of Accounting Studies.

Member, Dean’s Taskforce on Research, Zicklin School of Business.

Member, Review panel for PSC-CUNY awards, CUNY.

Professional Activities:

Member, American Accounting Association (AAA); American Finance Association (AFA); European Accounting Association (EAA); and Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA).

Academic Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington D.C., 2008-2009.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

President’s List, University of Limerick 1988.

Teaching excellence award, Zicklin Business School, 2004.
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