Safayat Hossain

Md Safayat Hossain

Phone: (603) 862-1227
Office: Accounting & Finance, Paul College Rm 313, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Safayat Hossain is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He joined Paul College in the Fall of 2019 and has taught Advanced Accounting, and Financial Statement Analysis. Earlier, he earned his PhD in Accounting from Florida International University.

Dr. Hossain’s research areas include empirical financial accounting and auditing. His research primarily focuses on non-equity financing and financial reporting quality. Dr. Hossain has presented his works at peer-reviewed conferences and received Best Paper Award at the AAA Southeast Regional Conference.

Courses Taught

  • ACC 627: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACC 727: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACFI 725: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACFI 844: Topics in Advanced Accounting
  • FIN 707: Equity Analysis and Valuation


  • Ph.D., Accounting, Florida Intl University
  • M.B.A., Accounting, University of Dhaka
  • M.S.F., Finance, Clark University
  • B.B.A., Accounting, University of Dhaka

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance

Selected Publications

  • Zheng, J., Chowdhury, H., Hossain, M. S., & Gupta, K. (2023). Tournament-based incentives and media sentiment. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, 19(2), 100353. doi:10.1016/j.jcae.2023.100353

  • Hasan, M. M., Hossain, M. S., & Gotti, G. (2022). Product market competition and earnings management: the role of managerial ability. Review of Accounting and Finance, 21(5), 486-511. doi:10.1108/raf-06-2021-0169

  • Barua, A., Hossain, M. S., & Rama, D. V. (2019). Financial versus operating liability leverage and audit fees. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDITING, 23(2), 231-244. doi:10.1111/ijau.12157

  • Hasan, M., Hossain, M. S., & Tree, D. (n.d.). Executives’ Horizon and Trade Credit. Accounting and Finance, 64(1), 1135-1157.