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Nathan Y. Sharp

Associate Professor
Department of Accounting
Texas A and M University
United States of America


Professor Nate Sharp teaches and conducts research in the area of corporate financial reporting. His research interests include financial reporting, financial analysts, and financial misconduct. Dr. Sharp’s research is published in leading scholarly journals including Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting and Economics; The Accounting Review; Academy of Management Journal; Review of Accounting Studies; Contemporary Accounting Research; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Journal of Corporate Finance; and Accounting Horizons. His research has also been discussed extensively in the financial media, including in stories by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Investor Relations Magazine, CNBC, Fortune, Forbes,, and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He was named a Mays Research Fellow in 2012 and the PwC Professor of Accounting in 2015. At Texas A&M, Dr. Sharp teaches intermediate financial reporting and a graduate course that introduces master’s of accounting students to academic research. He was recognized as the 2012-13 Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence Montague Scholar in the Mays Business School. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2012 Ernst & Young Teaching Excellence Award, a 2010 Texas A&M University System Teaching Excellence Award, and he was a 2009 Texas A&M University Fish Camp Namesake. Dr. Sharp received undergraduate (cum laude) and master’s degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management before receiving a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. Dr. Sharp and his wife, Holly, are the proud parents of five beautiful children.

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Financial reporting, financial analysts, financial misconduct

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