Assistant Professor

Sasan SaiyEducation and Certificates

  • BASc., Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto)
  • M.A., Economics (York University)
  • MASc., Finance (Queen’s University)
  • Ph.D., Financial Accounting (University of Toronto)

Brief Biography

is interested in:

  • Financial reporting
  • ESG/Sustainability reporting
  • Bankruptcy and financial distress
  • Corporate finance
  • Management control systems

Selected publications

  • “Small sample field study: The effects of team-based recognition on employee engagement and effort”, with Adam Presslee, Greg Richins, and Alan Webb; Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming.
  • "Director Compensation and Related-Party Transactions", with Ole-Kristian Hope and Ross Lu; Review of Accounting Studies 24, 2019.
  • "Fundamental Analysis of Banks: The Use of Financial Statement Information to Screen Winners from Losers", with Partha Mohanram and Dushyant Vyas; Review of Accounting Studies 23, 2018.

Working papers

  • “Industry Peer Information and the Equity Valuation Accuracy of Firms Emerging from Chapter 11”, with Bingxu Fang and Dushyantkumar Vyas. (First round R&R at Management Science).
  • "The Impact of Operational Control Quality on Operational Efficiency and Cost of Capital: Evidence from U.S. Bank Holding Companies", Sole Author. (Under review at Journal of Accounting and Public Policy).
  • “Government procurement and mitigation of agency problems”, with Muhammad Azim.
  • The increased information content of earnings announcements: New insights from the confirmatory role of financial reports”, with Min Jeong (Minna) Hong.

Courses taught

  • AFM 101 – Introduction to Financial Accounting (Course coordinator)
  • AFM 391 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Course coordinator)
  • AFM 291 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
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