Nicholas Guest

Nicholas Guest

  • Assistant Professor
  • Half Century Faculty Research Fellowship, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Faculty Area

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Media
  • Quantitative Modeling
  • Machine Learning


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Nicholas Guest is an assistant professor of accounting at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. His research focuses on the market for public firms' financial data, especially earnings and textual disclosure.

He has two main streams of research. One examines the characteristics of the earnings, other accounting data, and text provided in firms' disclosures. The other focuses on the users of those disclosures, especially active equity investors and financial journalists. This work has been published in various academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and Financial Management, and has been covered by top media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, and Yahoo Finance.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Honor Roll (2023) Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Excellence in Refereeing (2023) Journal of Accounting Research
  • MIT Sloan Thesis Prize, First Place (2018) MIT Sloan
  • BYU School of Accountancy Director's Award (2013) Brigham Young University
  • Beta Alpha Psi "Oustanding Officer" Scholarship (2012) Brigham Young University

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5090/LAW 5090 - Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • NBA 5060/LAW 6060 - Financial Statement Analysis

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018
  • MS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
  • MAcc Brigham Young University, 2013
  • BS Brigham Young University, 2013