2008-2009 Accounting Seminars

The Accounting Division seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the division’s own faculty members. Unless otherwise noted, Spring 2009 seminars are held on Fridays at 2:15 p.m. in 332 Uris. In most years, spring semester seminars are recruiting sessions featuring candidates for faculty positions.

In addition, the division invites distinguished scholars to our annual Burton Workshop.

The current seminar schedule is listed below. If you have any questions, please e-mail the division's Assistant Director.

Date Speaker and Title
10/10/2008 Theodore Sougiannis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Balance sheet growth and the predictability of stock returns with Louis K. C. Chan, Jason Karceski, and Josel Lakonishok
11/14/2008 Burton Workshop

Eli Amir (London Business School) The Effect of Pension Accounting on Corporate Pension Asset Allocation with Yanling Guan and Dennis Oswald

Robert Bushman (Kenan-Flagler) Bank Transparency, Loan Loss Provisioning Behavior, and Risk-Shifting with Christopher D. Williams

Patricia Dechow (Univ. of California - Berkeley) Fair Value Accounting and Gains from Asset Securitizations: A Convenient Earnings Management Tool with Compensation Side-Benefits with Linda A. Myers and Catherine Shakespeare

Gregory V. Miller (Univ. of Michigan) Accounting Choice Heterogeneity and Analysts' Forecasts with Mark T. Bradshaw and George Serafeim

Haresh Sapra (Univ. of Chicago) Corporate Governance and Innovation: Theory and Evidence with Ajay Subramanian and Krishnamurthy Subramanian

Daniel Cohen (NYU) Warranty Reserve: Contingent Liability, Informational Signal, or Earnings Management Tool? with Masako Darrough, Rong Huang, and Tzachi Zach

Bjorn Jorgensen (Columbia) Are Accounting Standards Diversifiable? Evidence of the Aggregate Valuation Effects of Standards with Jing Li and Gil Sadka

Yuan Zhang (Columbia) Corporate Diversification and Overinvestment: Evidence from Asset Write-Offs with Gil Sadka
11/21/2008 Benjamin Segal (INSEAD) Management's Tone Change, Post Earnings Announcement Drift and Accruals with Ronen Feldman, Suresh Govindaraj, and Joshua Livnat
12/05/2008 Florin Vasvari (London Business School) The Informational Role of Bond Analysts with Gus De Franco and Regina Wittenberg-Moerman
12/12/2008 Edward J. Riedl (HBS) Consequences of Voluntary and Mandatory Fair Value Accounting: Evidence Surrounding IFRS Adoption in the EU Real Estate Industry with Karl A. Muller, III, and Thorsten Sellhorn
1/16/2009 Ryan Ball (University of Chicago) Does Anticipated Information Impose a Cost on Risk-Averse Investors?
1/23/2009 Dawn Matsumoto (Univ. of Washington) Do CFOs Have Styles of Their Own? An Empirical Investigation of the Effect of Individual CFOs on Financial Reporting Practices with Weili Ge and Jenny Li Zhang
2/06/2009 Rebecca Hann (Univ. of Maryland) Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Capital with Maria Ogneva and Oguzhan Ozbas
2/13/2009 Dan Segal (Univ. of Toronto) An Analytical and Empirical Measure of the Degree of Conditional Conservatism with Jeffrey L. Callen