Symposia Archive

2023 Accounting Symposium

  • Partha Mohanram, Professor at University of Toronto — "Machine Learning, Earnings Forecasting, and Implied Cost of Capital - US and International Evidence"
  • Ramjani Krishnan, Professor at Michigan State University — "Board Gender Diversity and Its Impact on Firm Innovation Strategies"
  • Clive Lennox, Chair Professor at University of Southern California — "Losing our way? A critical examination of path analysis in accounting research"
  • Jeremy Bertomeu, Associate Professor at Washington University in St. Louis — "Disclosure Paternalism"

2022 Accounting Symposium

  • Paul Hribar, The University of Iowa — "Earnings Myopia and Private Equity Takeovers"
  • Eva Labro, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — "Managing Employee Retention Concerns: Evidence from U.S. Census Data"

2021 Accounting Symposium

  • Pierre Liang, Carnegie Mellon University — "Pattern Recognition and Anomaly Detection in Bookkeeping Data"
  • Dave Guenther, University of Oregon — "Corporate Taxes, Tax Incidence, and Pretax Returns: Causes and Measurement"

2020 Lone Star Accounting Research Conference

  • Daniela De la Parra, Rice University — "Protecting Forward Looking Statements"
  • Elizabeth Tori, Texas A&M University — "Litigation Risk and the Independent Director Labor Market"
  • Ryan Hess, University of Texas at Austin — "Cash and Tax Evasion"
  • Devendra Kale, University of Texas at Dallas — "The role of minority shareholders in private companies"
  • Minjae Koo, University of Houston — "Fair Value Opinion Shopping or Unbiased Reporting"
  • Suye Wang, University of Texas at Arlington — "General Counsels and Material Weaknesses in Internal Control"
  • Hailey Ballew, Rice University — "Auditor-Provided Regulatory Advisory Services and Financial Reporting Quality: an Unintended Consequence of the Dodd-Frank Act"
  • Anne Albrecht, Texas Christian University — "Mandatory Disclosure and Management Discretion: On the Case of Changes in Accounting Estimates"
  • Sarah Stuber, Texas A&M University — "Auditing the Fair Values of Investment Securities: An Archival Examination of Auditor Response to Risk Cues"
  • Hyun Hwang, University of Texas at Austin — "Organizational Structure, Voluntary Disclosure, and Investment Efficiency"
  • Meng Li, University of Texas at Dallas — "The Information Asymmetry between Top Management and Rank-and-File Employee: Determinants and Consequences"
  • Annika Wang, University of Houston — "The Bright Side of Diversification: The Case of R&D Productivity"
  • Jivas Chakravarthy, University of Texas at Arlington — "Accounting Conservatism as a Social Norm"
  • Ha Young Yoon, Southern Methodist University — "Descriptive and Informational Properties of Accounting Numbers in Compensation Contracts"

2019 Accounting Symposium

  • Robert Bushman, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — "Out-of-equilibrium CEO Incentives, Dynamic Adjustment and Firm Performance"
  • Qi Chen, Duke University — "The Role of Asymmetric Disclosure When Price Efficiency Affects Real Efficiency"
  • Paul Fischer, The University of Pennsylvania — "Analyst Forecasts and Disagreement"
  • Sonja Rego, Indiana University — "Tax Avoidance, Uncertainty, and Firm Risk"
  • Mohan Venkatachalam, Duke University — "The effect of capital gains tax policy changes on long-term investments"

2018 Accounting Symposium

  • Michael Kirschenheiter, The University of Illinois at Chicago Business — "Disclosure, Betas and Information Quality"
  • Darren Roulstone, The Ohio State University — "Are Investors Influenced by the Order of Information in Earnings Press Releases?"
  • Sarah McVay, University of Washington — "When Does Internal Control over Financial Reporting Curb Resource Extraction? Evidence from China"
  • Reed Smith, Indiana University — "The Effects of Auditor Tenure on Fraud and Its Detection"
  • Scott Dyreng, Duke University — "Strategic Subsidiary Disclosure"

2017 Accounting Symposium

  • Philip Stocken, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth — "Persuasion under Second-Order Uncertainty"
  • Peter Easton, University of Notre Dame — "Accounting Earnings and Free Cash Flow"
  • Stacie Laptante, Wisconsin School of Business — "The Relation among Trapped Cash, Permanently Reinvested Earnings, and Foreign Cash"
  • Florin Sabac, Alberta School of Business — "Information Bias and Disclosure"
  • Weili Ge, University of Washington — "Firm-Manager Matching and the Costs and Benefits of Hiring an Accounting Expert CFO"

2016 Accounting Symposium

  • Tim Baldenius, NYU Stern School of Business — "'Biased Boards' Financial Reporting Quality at IPOs Backed by Listed Private Equity Firms"
  • Patricia Dechow, University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business — "How Do Accounting Practices Spread? An Examination of Law Firms' Networks and Stock Option Backdating"
  • Cristi Gleason, University of Iowa — "Forecasting Taxes: New Evidence from Analysts"
  • Rachel Hayes, University of Utah — "Private Information and the Granting of Stock Options"
  • Haresh Sapra, University of Chicago Booth School of Business — "A Model of Principles-Based vs. Rules-Based Standards"

2015 Accounting Symposium

  • Richard Frankel, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School — "Using Unstructured and Qualitative Disclosures to Explain Accruals"
  • Thomas Hemmer, Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business — "Optimal Dynamic Relative Performance Evaluation"
  • Ken Klassen, University of Waterloo — "Anticipated Tax Planning as a Source of Merger Gains"
  • Volkan Muslu, University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business — "Financial Reporting Quality at IPOs Backed by Listed Private Equity Firms"
  • Hollis Skaife, University of California - Davis Graduate School of Management — "Government Contracting and the Continuation as a Going Concern"

2014 Accounting Symposium

  • Anne Beatty, Fisher College of Business — "The Effect of Banks' Financial Reporting on Syndicated Loan Structures"
  • Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania — "The location, composition, and investment omplications of permanently reinvested earnings"
  • Sunil Dutta, University of California at Berkeley — "Financial Reporting, Growth, and Risk Premia"
  • Jonathan Glover, Carnegie Mellon University — "Relational Contracts as a Foundation for Bonus Pools"
  • Stephen Penman, Columbia University — "Connecting Book Rate of Return to Risk: The Information Conveyed by Conservative Accounting"

2013 Accounting Symposium

  • Philip G. Berger, University of Chicago — "The Rational Modeling Hypothesis for Analyst Underreaction to Earnings News*"
  • Ronald A. Dye, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management — "Voluntary Disclosure and the Duty to Disclose"
  • Michelle Hanlon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology — "Understanding Why Firms Hold So Much Cash: A Tax Risk Explanation"
  • Chandra Kanodia, University of Minnesota — "How Frequent Financial Reporting Causes Managerial Short-Termism: An Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Reporting Frequency"
  • Siew Hong Teoh, University of California at Irvine — "Headline Salience and Over- and Underreactions to Earnings"

2011 Accounting Symposium

  • Richard Sloan, University of California at Berkeley — “Detecting Earnings Management: A New Approach*”
  • Joe Weber, MIT Sloan Management — “The Influence of Elections on the Accounting Choices of Governmental Entities”
  • Frank Gigler, University of Minnesota — “Necessary Qualities of Accounting Information to Provide a Confirmatory Role for Voluntary Disclosures: the Relevance-Reliability Tradeoff”
  • Richard Sansing, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth — “Financial accounting measures of tax reporting aggressiveness”
  • Michael Willenborg, University of Connecticut — “How Do Auditors Behave During Periods Of Market Euphoria? The Case OF Internet IPOs”

2010 Accounting Symposium

  • Peter Easton, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business — “What Drives Stock Price Movement? Short-term and Long-term Cash Flows and Implied Expected Rates of Return”
  • Madhav Rajan, Stanford University Graduate School of Business — “Dynamics of Rate-of-Return Regulation”
  • Peter Wysocki, University of Miami School of Business — “The impact of risk, complexity and monitoring on CEO compensation”
  • Nahum Melumad, Columbia University Business School — “Advising and Monitoring CEOs: The Dual Role of Boards”
  • David Burgstahler, University of Washington Foster School of Business — “Earnings Precision and the Relations Between Earnings and Returns”

2009 Accounting Symposium

  • Jerry Zimmerman, University of Rochester Simon Business School — “Unintended Consequences of Granting Small Firms Exemptions from Securities Regulation: Evidence from the Sarthanes-Oxley Act”
  • Chandra Kanodia, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management — “How Frequent Financial Reporting Produces Managerial Myopia”
  • Mary Barth, Stanford University Graduate School of Business — “Earnings Announcement Equity Volatility and Risk Premia: Evidence from Equity Returns and Option Prices”
  • Robert Bushman, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School — “Price Discovery and Dissemination of Private Information by Loan Syndicate Participants.”
  • Paul Zarowin, New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business — “Economic Consequences of Real and Accrual-Based Earnings Management Activities”

2008 Accounting Symposium

  • Shyam Sunder, Yale University School of Management — “Value of the Firm: Who gets the Goodies?”
  • S.P. Kothari, MIT Sloan School of Management — “The Value of Earnings Comparability”
  • Anil Arya, Ohio State University Fisher College of Business — “Friction in Related Party Trade When a Rival is also a Customer”
  • Mark DeFond, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business — “Was the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Good News for Corporate Bondholders?”
  • Ron Dye, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management — “Valuation Issues Related to Buy in Payments in Cost-Sharing Agreements”

2007 Accounting Symposium

  • Daniel W. Collins, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business — “The effect of SOX internal control deficiencies on firm risk and cost of equity”
  • Stanley Baiman, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business — “Incentive compensation and the choice of inventory buffer”
  • Lynn Rees, Texas A&M University Mays Business School — “Stock option plans, management earnings guidance, and a firm’s information environment”
  • Katherine Schipper, Duke University Fuqua School of Business — “The applicability of the fraud on the market presumption to analysts’ forecasts”
  • Raffi Indjejikian, University of Michigan Ross School of Business — “Performance evaluation of business unit managers: Theory and empirical evidence”

2006 Accounting Symposium

  • Terry Shevlin, University of Washington — "The Information Content of Dividends: Do Dividends Provide Information about Future Earnings?"
  • Mark Penno, University of Iowa — "The Assignment of Decision Rights in Formal Information Systems"
  • Dana Hollie, University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business — "SFAS No. 131: Determinants and Information Content of Segment Reconcilable Differences"
  • Jonathan Glover, Carnegie Mellon University — "Robuste Auctions"
  • Doug Skinner, University of Chicago — "The Role of Deferred Tax Accounting in the Japanese Banking Crisis"