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Accounting Workshop Schedule
The accounting and business law area regularly hosts seminars and workshops for fellow faculty members.

Spring 2017 Schedule

January 13
Bjorn Jorgensen

London School of Economics
Market-wide Effects of Off-Balance Sheet Disclosures: Evidence from the Oil and Gas Industry

February 3
Sonja Rego

Indiana University
Who Invests in Corporate Tax Avoiders?

February 10, 11:15am
MaryJane Rabier

McGill University
When is goodwill an asset? An examination into the origin of goodwill

February 24, 2:45p.m.
Dimitris Vrettos

Southern Methodist University
The Incentive Effect of Relative Performance Evaluation on Early Option Exercise Behavior

March 2 (Thursday), 11:15a.m., Room 570
Eric Weisbrod

University of Miami
Stockholders' Reference-Dependent Preferences and the Market Reaction to Financial Disclosures

March 10, 2:00p.m.
Urooj Khan

Columbia Business School
Co-Migration and the Benefits of Relationships in Bank Lending

March 17, 11:15a.m.
Xiaoli Tian

Ohio State University
Is the Market Grossed Out by Gross-ups? An Investigation of Firms that Pay Their CEOs' Taxes

April 28, 9:30 a.m., Room 155
Joanna Wu

University of Rochester
Economic Determinants of the Decision to Voluntarily Adopt Mark-to-Market Accounting for Pension Actuarial Gains and Losses

Workshops are at 11:00 a.m., in Room 160, Rafik B. Hariri Building, unless otherwise indicated.
Please contact Portia Richmond at if you have any queries.


Previous workshops: Fall 2016 Schedule

September 9
Eva Labro

University of North Carolina
Updating Accounting Systems: Long-Run Evidence from the Health Care Sector


September 16
Sudarshan Jayaraman

University of Rochester
Does counter-cyclical provisioning mitigate bank lending contractions? Evidence from supply shocks


October 14
Jenny Zha Giedt

The George Washington University
Economic Consequences of Announcing Strategic Alternatives


October 24, 10:30 a.m.
Qiang Cheng

Singapore Management University
CEO contractual protection and debt contracting


November 4, 1:50 p.m.
Hanna Lee
University of Maryland
Can Managers be Wrong and Still be Right? An Examination of the Predictive Information in Management Forecast Errors


November 10
Bob Libby
Cornell University
PCAOB Guidance and Audits of Fair Values for Level 2 Investments


November 18
Susie Wang

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Is Secured Lending Secure? Evidence from Small Businesses


November 30
Haifeng You

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Agency Conflicts and Accounting Conservatism: Evidence from Exogenous Shocks to Analyst Coverage


December 2, new time: 2:00 p.m.
Rick Mergenthaler

University of Iowa


Workshops are at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated.
For room locations, contact Portia Richmond


Previous workshops: Spring 2016 Schedule

January 15
Shelley Li

Harvard Business School


January 29
Mozaffar Khan

Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard Business School


April 8
Christopher Armstrong

Wharton Business School


April 15
Sharon Katz

Columbia University


May 6
Sarah McVay

University of Washington
The Changing Implications of Research and Development Expenditures for Future Profitability