Matthew Boland

Assistant Professor
Sobey School of Business

Faculty Member Information


"Do public sector budget and spending rules facilitate political reciprocity?" with David Godsell. Revise and resubmit at Accounting, Organizations and Society "AirBnB Property Management: Perormance Evaluation of a Rental Property (Case). Uner review at Accounting Perspectives. "Close Enough! Exploring the Consequences and Motivations Behind Estimates in Capotal Budgeting" with Lynnette Purda "Earnings Management in Politically Corrupt US Districts: Cloak or Shield?" with David Godsell, Anand Jha, Manoj Kalencia and Jared Smith "Competition for Government Contracts and the Ethics of Political Activism" with Lunnette Purda


Ph.D., Management, Finance, Queen's University, 2017
M.S., Finance, Queen's University, 2013
M.B.A., General Business, Memorial University of NL, 2010
B.B.A., Major in Finance, Minor in Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University, 2007


2019 - 2020, SMU Faculty Recruitment Committee
2018 - 2020, SMU Department of Accounting Research Committee
2018 - 2019, SMU Department of Accounting Social Committee


Best Paper Award in Finance (Honorable Mention) Queen's University - 2014
Best Student Paper (Junior Student) Queen's University - 2013

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2019/01 - 2019/02, Introductory Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2242)
2019/01 - 2019/02, Construct a Case, Directed Study Course (ACCT 4899)
2019/01 - 2019/01, Machine Learning Seminar
2017/01 - 2017/02, Fundamentals of Finance (BUS 1170) Business Administration
2016/01 - 2016/01, Financial Strategy (COMM 122)

Scholarly Contributions

Book Chapters

Boland Matthew. (2020). "Corporate Political Connections and Corruption", Corporate Fraud Exposed

Journal Articles

Boland Matthew, Godsell David. "Local Soldier Fatalities and War Profiteers", Presented At: Paris Financial Management Conference (2017)*; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)*; AAA International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting in Miami, FL (2019); HEC Montreal (2018)*; AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting in Seattle, WA (2019)* Nominated for Best Paper Award; Florida International University (2019)*; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2019)*; Washington University in St. Louis (2019)*; Ohio State University (2019)*; CAAA in Ottawa, ON (2019)*; Queen’s University (2019)*; University of Gottingen (2019)* (Spring - 2017)
Boland Matthew, Thornton Daniel. "Pricing in Auction Markets for Collectibles: Theory and Experimental Evidence", Journal of Behavioral Finance and Economics 5:1&2 (Spring - 2016), 1-34
Ivus Olena, Boland Matthew. "The employment and wage impact of broadband deployment in Canada", CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS-REVUE CANADIENNE D ECONOMIQUE 48:5 (Fall - 2015), 1803-1830


Boland Matthew, Godsell David, Jha Anand, Kalencia Manoj, Smith Jared. "Earnings Management in Politically Corrupt US Districts: Cloak or Shield?", Presented At: American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (2018)*; Financial Management Association in San Diego, CA (2018)* (Spring - 2018)
Boland Matthew, Godsell David. "Do public sector budget and spending rules facilitate political reciprocity?", Presented At: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)*; Saint Mary’s University (2017); Global Management Accounting Research Symposium in Copenhagen, DK (2018)* (Spring - 2017)
Boland Matthew, Purda Lynnette. "Competition for Government Contracts and the Payoff to Political Activism", Presented At: Queen’s University (2016); San Jose State University (2016); Memorial University of Newfoundland (2016) (Spring - 2016)
Boland Matthew. "Discrimination in the C-Suite: Do Discriminatory Pay Practices Exist for the Positions of CEO and CFO?" (Spring - 2015)
Boland Matthew, Thornton Daniel. "Pricing in Auction Markets for Alternative Assets: Theory and Experimental Evidence", Presented At: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Muskoka, ON (2014); Best Student Paper Award (Junior Student) at the Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference, St. John’s, NL (2013); NFA, Ottawa, ON (2014); Economic Science Association Conference, Honolulu, HI (2014); Queen’s School of Business PhD Consortium, Kingston, ON (2013) (Spring - 2013)
Boland Matthew, Ivus Olena. "The Employment and Wage Impact of Broadband Deployment in Canada", Presented At: Economic Revitalization Conference, Kingston, ON (2014)*; Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference, St. John’s, NL (2013); Connecting the Future: Rural Broadband Technology, Policy and Impact Conference, Kingston, ON (2012)* [* - Presented by coauthors] (Spring - 2012)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Reviewer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant Application 2019/02 - 2019/02
Reviewer, CAAA Annual Conference 2018/03 - Present
Course Coordinator, SMU Introductory Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2242) 2018/01 - 2019/02
Reviewer, National Science Foundation (Economics) Grant Application 2017/03 - 2019/01
Reviewer, AAA Government and Non-Profit Midyear Meeting 2017/03 - 2018/01