Dr. Itay Kama

Coller School of Management
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Dr. Itay Kama
Phone: 03-6408599

Short Biography

Itay Kama is a tenured faculty member at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His main research topics are focused on financial statement analysis, earnings quality, role of accounting information in capital markets, earnings and cash management, cost behavior, and equity valuation. He has published in leading journals in his field. His professional experience includes working in the consulting departments of PwC and Ernst & Young, as well as private consulting.

Fields of Interest

Financial statement analysis, earnings quality, role of accounting information in capital markets, earnings management, cash management, cost behavior, valuation.

Selected Publications

"A contextual analysis of the impact of managerial expectations on asymmetric cost behavior," Jason Chen, Itay Kama, and Reuven Lehavy. Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming.


"Camouflaged indicators of earnings management," Itay Kama and Nahum Melumad. European Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

"Conditional persistence of earnings components and accounting anomalies," Eli Amir, Itay Kama, and Shai Levi. Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting 42 (2015): 801-825.

"The role of accounting disaggregation in detecting and mitigating earnings management," Eli mir, Eti Einhorn, and Itay Kama, Review of Accounting Studies 19 (2014): 43-68.

"Do earnings targets and managerial incentives affect sticky costs?" Itay Kama and Dan Weiss, Journal of Accounting Research 51 (2013): 201-224. The paper was included among the journal’s most accessed articles in 2013

"Extracting sustainable earnings from profit margins," Eli Amir, Eti Einhorn, and Itay KamaEuropean Accounting Review 22 (2013): 685-718.

"Conditional versus unconditional persistence of RNOA components: implications for valuation," Eli Amir, Itay Kama, and Joshua Livnat, Review of Accounting Studies 16 (2011): 302-327.

"On the market reaction to revenue and earnings surprises," Itay KamaJournal of Business, Finance & Accounting 36 (2009): 31-50. The paper was included among the journal's most accessed articles in 2009.

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