Earl K. Stice
Ph.D., Cornell University
Chair of Accounting and Finance, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance
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Earl Kay Stice is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.  Dr. Stice has been on the faculty at Rice University, the University of Arizona, Cornell University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Brigham Young University (where he was the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting).  Dr. Stice has also taught in a variety of executive education and corporate training programs in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, and South Africa. He is currently on the executive MBA faculty of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, HKUST in Hong Kong, and the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO). In the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program, which has been ranked #1 in the world (by the Financial Times) five times in the past six years, Dr. Stice has twice been selected by the graduating class as the program’s outstanding faculty member. Dr. Stice is co-author of Intermediate Accounting, 19th edition; Accounting: Concepts and Applications, 11th edition; and Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 7th Edition. He is also the co-creator (with his brother Jim) of the online Financial and Managerial Accounting courses at MyEducator.com and of a number of accounting and finance online courses at Lynda.com. Dr. Stice and his wife Ramona have seven children — Derrald, Han, Ryan Marie, Lorien, Lily, Taraz, and Kamila – and 10 grandchildren.

Recent Academic Publications

“Factors Associated with Price Reactions and Analysts’ Forecast Revisions around SEC EDGAR Filings,” with Ted Christensen, Bill Heninger, and David R. Campbell; Research in Accounting Regulation (Volume 25, October 2013)

 “Creating a Bigger Bath Using the Deferred Tax Valuation Allowance,” with Ted Christensen and Gyung Hyun Paik; Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting (June/July 2008).

 “Motivation on Day One: The Use of Enron to Capture Student Interest,” with James D. Stice; Journal of Accounting Education (September 2006).

 “Analyst Forecasting Ability and the Stock Price Reaction to Forecast Revisions,” with Chul W. Park; Review of Accounting Studies (September 2000).

“The Market Reaction to the Choice of Accounting Method for Stock Splits and Large Stock Dividends,” with Graeme Rankine; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (June 1997).

“Accounting Rules and the Signaling Properties of 20% Stock Dividends,” with Graeme Rankine; The Accounting Review, (January 1997).

“What Do Stock Splits Really Signal?” with David Ikenberry and Graeme Rankine; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (September 1996).

 “Using Articles from the Popular Press in the Introductory Accounting Course,”  with Graeme Rankine; Issues in Accounting Education, (Spring 1994).

“A Reply to a Comment on the Proper Use of Residuals in Patell’s Squared Unexpected Return Statistic,”;  The Accounting Review  (January 1992).

“Earnings Announcements and the Convergence/Divergence of Beliefs,” with Dale Morse and Jens Stephan;  The Accounting Review (April 1991).

“The Market Reaction to 10-K and 10-Q Filings and to Subsequent The Wall Street Journal Earnings Announcements,”;  The Accounting Review (January 1991).

“Short Interest: Explanation and Tests,” with Dale Morse and Averil Brent; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (June 1990).

Working Papers

“Base-Ten Threshold Effects in Reported Revenue,” with Derrald Stice, Lorien Stice-Lawrence, and Han Stice; July 2015

“Introductory Accounting Students Who Choose to Study By Reading Text Outperform Students Who Choose to Study By Watching Video Lectures” with James D. Stice and Conan Albrecht; October 2015

 “Relative Exam Performance of Introductory Accounting Students Who Prepare Early,” with James D. Stice; April 2015

“Preparing the Operating Activities Section of the Statement of Cash Flows,” with David M. Cottrell and James D. Stice; December 2013

Recent Presentations or Conference Papers

“The Social Value of Accounting,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business, Ernst & Young, American Chamber of Commerce, and Eurobak, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 2015.

 “The Social Value of Accounting,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business, Astana, Kazakhstan, September 2015.

 “Flipping the Classroom,” Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Chicago, scheduled August 2015.

“The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, scheduled July 2015.

 “The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program, Singapore, scheduled July 2015.

 “The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program, Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai, April 2015.

“The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business and Ernst & Young, Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2015.

“The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business and Ernst & Young, Astana, Kazakhstan, March 2015.

 “The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, March 2014.

 “Flipping the Classroom,” Department of Accounting, North Carolina State University, All-day series of conferences and a workshop, November 2013.

“The Motivating Power of Measurement,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Moscow School of Management, Moscow, Russia, October 2013.

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E-mail:   earl.stice@nu.edu.kz

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