The accounting and business law faculty publish in top research publications, and organize and present at seminars, conferences, and workshops. Workshops are at 11 a.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2018 Schedule

September 14
Delphine Samuels
The role of credit rating changes on opacity in the municipal bond market

September 28
James Naughton
Northwestern University
The Economic Consequences of Corporate Credit Rating Errors

October 5
Thomas Ruchti
Carnegie Mellon University
Entry in Local Audit Markets

November 16
Shivaram Rajgopal
Columbia University
Indexing CEO Equity Compensation to Firm’s Cost of Equity Capital

December 7
Allen Huang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
An Unintended Benefit of the Risk Factor Mandate of 2005

Past Events

Spring 2018 Schedule

January 26
Wayne Landsman

University of North Carolina
The Value of Lending to Bellwether Firms by Institutional Investors

February 9
Ted Christensen
University of Georgia
Non-GAAP Earnings for Contracting and Financial Disclosure

February 16
James Potepa

George Washington University
Discontinued Operations: Earnings Management, Value Relevance, and the Role of ASU 2014-08

March 16
Justin Hopkins

University of Virginia
Career Concerns for Revealing Misreporting

May 4
Tatiana Sandino

Harvard University
Compensation Consultants and the Level, Composition and Complexity of CEO Pay

Fall 2017 schedule

September 8, 2017
Henock Louis
Penn State University
The effects of the extant clauses limiting auditor liability on audit fees, auditor conservatism, and overall reporting quality

September 15
Ed Maydew
University of North Carolina
U.S. Firms on Foreign (tax) Holidays

September 22
Jake Thomas
Yale University
Conditional conservatism: the case of goodwill impairments under-SFAS 142

October 2
Thomas Bourveau
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Naughty Firms, Noisy Disclosure: The Effects of Cartel Enforcement on Corporate Disclosure

October 27
Mark Bradshaw
Boston College
Soft Information in the Financial Press and Analysts' Recommendation Revisions

October 30, 2 p.m.
Jordan Schoenfeld

University of Utah

Economic Policy Uncertainty and Information Asymmetry

November 3, 1:30 p.m. - cancelled
Greg Miller
University of Michigan

November 10
Roby Lehavy
University of Michigan
The Tone of Management Forward-Looking Statements and Asymmetric Cost Behavior

December 5, 2:30 p.m.
Sterling Huang

Singapore Management University
Controllability of Risk and the Design of Incentive-Compensation Contracts

Spring 2017 Schedule

January 13, 2017
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, 11:15 a.m.
MaryJane Rabier

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

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

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

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

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

March 10, 2 p.m.
Urooj Khan

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

March 17, 11:15 a.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

Fall 2016 Schedule

September 9, 2016
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 p.m.
Rick Mergenthaler

University of Iowa

Spring 2016 Schedule

January 15, 2016
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