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Samantha Seto

Ph.D. Candidate

Academic Department: Accounting

Area of Specialization: Accounting


I am a Doctoral Candidate in Accounting with a focus on behavioral research in Accounting. Prior to joining the Doctoral program in 2017, I worked in Audit, Transactions Advisory, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management for Ernst & Young LLP and the University of Toronto. I am a certified CPA, CA.


BBA, University of Toronto (2011)
MSBA, University of Washington (2019)

Research Interests

My research examines the influence of accounting information and disclosure on individual judgment and decision-making. My papers examine how the evolving disclosure landscape influences the behavior and judgments of key stakeholders (investors, managers, and auditors).


SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2021)
Foster School PhD Teaching Award (2021)
Edna Benson PhD Fellowship (2017-2021)
University of Toronto Scholar (2009)
University of Toronto Honour Roll (2008-2011)