Department of Accountancy & Taxation
- Symposia Archive
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,
— "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"