The accounting and business law faculty publish in top research publications, and organize and present at seminars, conferences, and workshops. Workshops are at 11:00 a.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, unless otherwise indicated. For room locations or manuscripts, contact Portia Richmond at

Upcoming Events

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 8
Henock Louis
Penn State University

September 15
Ed Maydew
University of North Carolina

September 22
Jake Thomas
Yale University

October 2
Thomas Bourveau
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

October 27
Mark Bradshaw
Boston College

November 3,

Greg Miller
University of Michigan

November 10
Roby Lehavy
University of Michigan

*Workshops are at 11:00 a.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, unless otherwise indicated.
For room locations or manuscripts, contact Portia Richmond at


Past Events


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

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


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