2011-2012 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 2012 seminars are held on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in 307 Uris. In most years, early 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
9/23/2011
140 Uris
11:00 A.M
Ole-Kristian Hope (Rotman) "Tax Avoidance and Geographic Earnings Disclosure" (with Mark (Shuai ) Ma and Wayne B. Thomas)
10/14/2011 Volker Laux (McCombs) "Stock Option Vesting Conditions, CEO Turnover, and Myopic Investment"
10/21/2011
326 Uris
11 A.M.
Richard Saouma (UCLA) "On the Optimality of Participatory Budgeting" (with Nicholas Ross)
11/01/2011
141 Uris
12:30 P.M.
Robert Bloomfield (Cornell)
11/04-05/2011
starts 9:30 AM
October Burton Workshop

Philip G. Berger (Chicago), “The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Cross-listed Companies” (with Feng Li and M.H. Franco Wong)

Frank Gigler (Carlson), “Necessary Qualities of Accounting Information to Serve a Confirmatory Role” (with Xu Jiang)

Michelle Hanlon (MIT), “Taking the Long Way Home: Offshore Investments in U.S. Equity and Debt Market and U.S. Tax Evasion” (with Edward L. Maydew and Jacob R. Thornock)

Gordon D. Richardson (Rotman), "The Risk-Relevance of Securitized Mortgages During the Recent Financial Crisis" (with Yiwei Dou, Yanju Liu and Dushyantkumar Vyas)

Phillip C. Stocken (Tuck), “Managerial Reporting, Overoptimism, and Litigation Risk” (with Volker Laux)

Dan Amiram (Columbia), “Private benefits extraction and the opposing effects of income smoothing on private debt contracts” (with Edward Owens)

Fabrizio Ferri (Columbia), “Does the Director Election System Matter? Evidence from Majority Voting” (with Yonca Ertimur)

Sharon Katz (Columbia) "The Effects of Increasing Lending to Constrained Firms During a Crisis: Evidence from an Accounting Based Shock to Debt Capacity" (with Moshe Cohen and Gil Sadka)

Urooj Khan (Columbia), "Bias and Efficiency: A Comparison of Analyst Forecasts and Management Forecasts" (with Oded Rozenbaum and Gil Sadka)
11/07/2011
326 Uris
Yonca Ertimur (Duke) "Large Shareholders and Disclosure Strategies: Evidence from IPO Lockup Expirations" with Ewa Sletten and Jayanthi Sunder
11/11/11 Maria Ogneva (Stanford) "Forecasting the Macroeconomy: Analysts versus Economists" (with Rebecca N. Hann and Horacio Sapriza)
12/02/2011
307 Uris
Ilan Guttman (Stanford), "Not Only What But also When - A Theory of Dynamic Voluntary Disclosure" with Ilan Kremer and Andrzej Skrzypacz
12/09/2011
140 Uris
Robert J. Resutek (Tuck), "How does earnings quality affect the equity market? An alternative measure and a new perspective" with Chad Larson
3/22/2012
12:30
142 Uris
Eli Amir (LBS) The Association between Individual Audit Partners’ Risk Preferences and the Composition of their Client Portfolios with Juha-Pekka Kallunki and Henrik Nilsson
3/23/2012 K.R. Subramanyam (USC Marshall) Affiliated Banker on Board and Conservative Accounting with David H. Erkens and Jieying Zhang
3/27/2012
12:30
Anne Beatty (Ohio State University) What do multinationals' disclosures of the number of U.S. versus foreign employees tell us? with Scott Liao
3/30/2012
12:30
303 Uris
Irem Tuna (LBS) Macro to Micro: Country exposures, firm fundamentals and stock returns with Ningzhong Li and Scott Richardson
5/25/2012
1:30
329 Uris
Anne Beyer (Stanford) Conservatism and Aggregation: The Effect on Cost of Equity Capital and the Efficiency of Debt Contracts