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 Abdullah  Kumas
Abdullah Kumas
Associate Professor of Accounting

Best paper Award at Graduate Student Research Day (shared), SMU, February 2008

Dedman College Travel Grant, SMU, April 2008

President's Volunteer Service Award, SMU, April 2008

Graduate Student Assembly Conference Presentation Travel Grant, SMU, November 2007 


"Aggregate Market Attention and Earnings Announcements" at the American Accounting Association, Washington DC, August 2012

"Reassessing the Effect of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity" at the Texas Camp Econometrics XII, Houston, TX, February 2007

"The Failure of Public Unions in Turkey: An Instrumental Quantile Regression Approach" at the Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2007

"Asymmetric FDI and Withholding Tax Rates: Evidence from OECD" at the Midwest Economics Association, Chicago, IL, March 2008

Best paper Award at Graduate Student Research Day, SMU, Dallas, TX, February 2008 (shared)



1. “Information Leakage Around SEC Comment Letters” with Marshall Geiger, Bret Johnson, and Keith Jones Management Science (2022)

2. “Disaggregated Market Uncertainty and Individual Information Demand Around Earnings Announcements” with Marshall Geiger, Joyce Van Der Laan Smith and Rajib Hassan International Journal of Managerial Finance (2021)

3. “Aggregate Market Attention and Earnings Announcements” with William Cready Asian Review of Accounting (2020)

4. “Institutional Investor Trading Around Auditor’s Going Concern Modified Opinions: An Analysis of Mutual Funds and Pension Funds” with Marshall Geiger and Sami Keskek International Journal of Auditing (2019)

5. “Insider Trading Around Auto Recalls: Does Investor Attention Matter?” with Omer Gokalp and Sami Keskek Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (2019)

6. “Anticipation and Reaction to Going Concern Modified Audit Opinions by Sophisticated Investors” with Marshall Geiger International Journal of Auditing 2018 (22): 522-535

7. “Market Ambiguity and Information Demand by Individual Investors” with Joyce van der Laan Smith and Rajib Hasan Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics 2018 (14): 126-141.

8. “Reassessing the Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties on US FDI Activity” with Daniel Millimet Journal of Economics and Finance(2018) (42) 451-470.

9. “Are Trade Size‐Based Inferences About Traders Reliable? Evidence from Institutional Earnings‐Related Trading” with William Cready and Musa Subasi Journal of Accounting Research 2014 (52): 877-909

10. “It’s All in the Timing: Assessing the Impact of Bilateral Tax Treaties on US FDI Activity” with Daniel L. Millimet, in L. Sachs and K.P. Sauvant (eds.), The Effect of BITs and DTTs on FDI Flows, Oxford University Press, 2009: pp: 635-657.

Revise and Resubmit:

11. “Trading Concentration and Industry-Specific Information: An Analysis of Auto Complaints” with Marshall Geiger and Sami Keskek (Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting)


12. “A New Perspective on the Earnings-Induced Volume: Participation Rate and Participation Magnitude Components of Trading Volume” with William Cready and Musa Subasi

13. “The Value of Cash and Relation between Earnings and Return” with William Cready and Sami Keskek

14. “Does how firms generate cash affect the market’s valuation of cash holdings?” with Marshall Geiger and Sami Keskek

15. “Should Customer Complaints be Part of a Company’s Financial Disclosures?” with Marshall Geiger, Omer Gokalp and Sami Keskek

16. “Long Term Liabilities and Product Recalls” Marshall Geiger and Sami Keskek

17. “Value-at-Risk and Returns in Banking Industry” with Hulusi Inanoglu (D.C. Federal Reserve)

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
B.S., Bogazici University,Turkey
Contact Information
263 RSB
(804) 289-1762
Areas of Expertise
Accounting Restatements
Archival Financial Accounting
Trading Volume