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John McInnis


Department:     Accounting

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John McInnis received his PhD from the University of Iowa and his BBA and MPA from the University of Texas. He teaches financial accounting in the MPA program. Professor McInnis has published articles in top scholarly journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Finance, Management Science, and Journal of Accounting & Economics.



Mary L. Collins Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting



Deloitte Foundation Dissertation Fellowship



AICPA Gold Medal, Highest National Score, Uniform CPA Exam, May 2002



The Need to Validate Exogenous Shocks: Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Universal Demand Laws and Firm Behavior. By: Dain C. Donelson, Laura Kettell, John McInnis, Sara Toynbee. Journal of Accounting and Economics. Feb2022, Vol. 73 Issue 1, 101427

Dain D. Donelson, Antonis Kartapanis, and John M McInnis. 2021. Measuring Accounting Fraud and Irregularities Using Public and Private Enforcement. The Accounting Review 96(6), 183-213.


John M McInnis, Yong Yu, and Christopher G. Yust. 2018. Does Fair Value Accounting Provide More Useful Financial Statements than Current GAAP for Banks? The Accounting Review 93(6), 257-279.


Dain Donelson, Ross Jennings, and John M McInnis. 2017. Financial Statement Quality and Debt Contracting: Evidence from a Survey of Commercial Lenders. Contemporary Accounting Research 34(4), 2051-2093.


Dain Donelson, John M McInnis, and M. Ege. 2017. Internal Control Weaknesses and Financial Reporting Fraud. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 36(3), 45-69.


Dain Donelson, John M McInnis, and Richard D. Mergenthaler. 2016. Explaining Rules-Based Characteristics in U.S. GAAP: Theories and Evidence. Journal of Accounting Research 54(3), 827-861.


Dain Donelson, John M McInnis, and R. D. Mergenthaler. 2016. The Effect of Governance Reform on Financial Reporting Fraud. Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting 36(3), 45-69.


Dain Donelson, K. Kadous, and John M McInnis. 2014. Auditor Liability, in The Routledge Companion to Auditing, D. Hay, W. R. Knechel, and M. Willekens, eds.


Cantrell, Brett, John M McInnis, and Christopher G Yust. 2014. Predicting Credit Losses: Loan Fair Values versus Historical Costs. The Accounting Review 89(1), 147-176.


Dain Donelson, John M McInnis, and Richard D. Mergenthaler. 2013. Discontinuities and Earnings Management: Evidence from Restatements Related to Securities Litigation. Contemporary Accounting Research 30(1), 242-268.


John M McInnis and Paul Hribar. 2012. Investor Sentiment and Analysts' Earnings Forecast Errors. Management Science 58(2), 293-307.


Dain Donelson, John M McInnis, and R. Mergenthaler. 2012. Rules-Based Accounting Standards and Litigation. The Accounting Review 87(4), 1247-1279.


Dain Donelson, John M McInnis, R. Mergenthaler, and Yong Yu. 2012. The Timeliness of Bad Earnings News and Litigation Risk. The Accounting Review 87(6), 1967-1991.


Dain Donelson, Ross Jennings, and John M McInnis. 2011. Changes over Time in the Revenue-Expense Relation: Accounting or Economics? The Accounting Review 86(3), 945-974.


John M McInnis and Daniel W. Collins. 2011. The Effect of Cash Flow Forecasts on Accrual Quality and Benchmark Beating. Journal of Accounting and Economics 51(3), 219-239.


John M McInnis. 2010. Earnings Smoothness, Average Returns, and Implied Cost of Equity Capital. The Accounting Review 85(1), 315-341.


John M McInnis, Sanjeev Bhojraj, Paul Hribar, and Marc Picconi. 2009. Making Sense of Cents: An Examination of Firms that Marginally Miss or Beat Analyst Forecasts. Journal of Finance 64(5), 2361-2388.


Christopher G Yust and John M McInnis. Litigation Risk and Agency Costs: Evidence from Nevada Corporate Law. Journal of Law and Economics.