Kate Suslava

Kate Suslava

Assistant Professor of Accounting
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About Kate Suslava


  • Ph.D., Accounting, Rutgers University, 2018.
  • M.B.A., Rutgers University, 2007.
  • M.A., Minsk State Linguistic University, 2003.
  • B.A., Minsk State Linguistic University, 2002.

Research Interests

  • Textual analysis of conference call transcripts
  • Investor reaction to idioms and fixed expressions that analysts and managers use during calls
  • Corporate governance
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Value relevance of order backlog disclosures in the corporate filings
  • Characteristics of board members and the effect their tenure has on their functions and on firm value

Recent and Representative Publications

Klevak, J., Livnat, J., Pei, Duo (Selina), & Suslava, K. (2021). A New Uncertainty Measure -- CAM. The Journal of Investing, 30(2), 93--113. https://joi.pm-research.com/content/30/2/93

Livnat, J., Smith, G., Suslava, K., & Tarlie, M. (2021). Board tenure and firm performance. Global Finance Journal, 47, 100535. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104402831930225X

Suslava, K. (2021). “Stiff Business Headwinds and Uncharted Economic Waters”: The Use of Euphemisms in Earnings Conference Calls. Management Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2020.3826

Klevak, J., Livnat, J., Pei, D., & Suslava, K. (2019). 'Fake' Tariff News: Is Corporate America Concerned with Trade War?. Journal of Investing, 28(5), 122–131. doi.org/10.3905/joi.2019.1.088

Klevak, J., Livnat, J., & Suslava, K. (2019). A Practical Approach to Advanced Text Mining in Finance. The Journal of Financial Data Science, 1(1), 122–129. jfds.iijournals.com/content/1/1/122

Livnat, J., Smith, G., Suslava, K., & Tarlie, M. (2019). Do Directors Have a Use-By Date? Examining the Impact of Board Tenure on Firm Performance. American Journal of Management, 19(2). doi.org/10.33423/ajm.v19i2.2073

Klevak, J., Livnat, J., & Suslava, K. (2019). When More Or Less Is Less: Managers’ Clichés. The Journal of Financial Data Science, 1(3), 57--67. doi.org/10.3905/jfds.2019.1.3.057

Recent Courses Taught

  • ACFM 322, Intermediate Financial Accounting II.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, 26th Annual Global Finance Conference. (2019).
  • Best Presentation Award, European Investment Forum Research. (2019).
  • Honorary Mention, Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award. (2019).

Further Information

Contact Details


218 Holmes Hall