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Matthew Sooy

Assistant Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control

Matthew Sooy

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  • Business Ethics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Financial Regulation
  • Managerial accounting
  • Organizational Hierarchies
  • Social Network Analysis

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Matthew Sooy is an Assistant Professor at the Ivey Business School. He received his PhD in Business Administration (Accounting concentration) from the University of Kentucky, and earned an MBA (Finance and Decision Science concentrations) from Emory University. Prior to returning to school, Matt worked for KPMG and has also worked for several start-up companies.

Matt’s recent research utilizes behavioral economic methods to investigate how dimensions of financial regulations and their enforcement influence managers’ compliance. Matt also has research investigating how hierarchy and social status influence managers’ financial decision-making.


  • HBA1: Financial Fundamentals
  • HBA2: Management Accounting and Control


  • PhD, Accounting, University of Kentucky
  • MBA, Finance and Decision Science, Emory University
  • BS, Accounting, Georgia State University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Doshi, H.; Patel, S.; Ramani, S.; Sooy, M., 2023, "Uncertain tone, asset volatility and credit default swap spreads", Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, December 19(3): 100380 - 100380.
  • Sooy, M., 2023, "The Compliance Consequences of Fault Assignment and Sanction Strength in Sanctions", Behavioral Research in Accounting, September 35(2): 131 - 152.
  • Barradale, N. J.; Goodson, B.; Sooy, M., 2022, "Does Accounting Measurement Influence Market Efficiency? A Laboratory Market Perspective", Behavioral Research in Accounting, September 34(2)
  • Brown, J. B.; Fisher, J.; Sooy, M.; Sprinkle, G., 2014, "The Effect of Rankings on Honesty in Budget Reporting", Accounting Organizations and Society, May 39(4): 237 - 246.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Work in Progress

  • “Alternative Accounting Measurement Bases and Price Efficiency In Laboratory Asset Markets: Does Marking to Market Matter?”, with Nigel J. Barradale of Barradale Asset Management, and Brian Goodson of University Clemson University, Revise and Resubmit, Behavioral Research in Accounting
  • “Does Targeting Firms for Managers’ Transgressions Increase or Decrease Accountability? The Effect of Sanction Target on Managerial Compliance”, with K. Huo of Ivey Business School
  • “The Asset Volatility Effects of Uncertain Tone in Credit Markets: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps”, with H. Doshi of University of Houston, S. Ramani and S. Patel of Univ. of Western Ontario

Honours & Awards

  • CFI JELF Grant – Interdisciplinary Behavioural Lab Funding (2020)
  • SSHRC Insight Grant (Primary Investigator) – “Alternative Accounting Measurement Bases and Price Efficiency In Laboratory Asset Markets: Does Marking to Market Matter?” (2018)
  • AAA ABO Outstanding Emerging Scholar Award (2016)


  • KPMG, State & Local Tax
  • Mindspring / Earthlink

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