Burton Accounting Conference

41st Columbia Burton Accounting Conference 

November 11 - 12, 2022

New York, NY

The 41st Burton Accounting conference, organized by the Columbia Business School, will be held  at the Columbia Business School Kravis Hall on November 11  - 12, 2022. Since 1981, the Accounting Division at Columbia Business School has hosted the annual Burton Conference in honor of Professor Sandy Burton who served as the Chief Accountant at the SEC, the Deputy Mayor of Finance in New York and as the dean of Columbia Business School.  Prof. Burton earned considerable respect for attempting to bridge the gap between accounting practice and academia. In keeping with that spirit, the conference aims to assemble an accomplished group of scholars and practitioners to discuss new research findings, ideas, methodologies and trends.

TOPICS: Theoretical, empirical, and experimental studies that advance our understanding of topics in accounting.

For additional information, please contact the organizers at [email protected].


Columbia Business School

Kravis Hall Room 890 (665 West 130th Street)


8:30 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome Address

Shiva Rajgopal (Columbia, Accounting Division Chair)

9:45 am – 10:45 am

“Demand for Stocks and Accounting Information”

Presenter: Charles McClure (University of Chicago)
Discussant: Jeremy Bertomeu (Washington University, St. Louis)

10:45 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Disclosure Costs of Union Financial Reporting: Evidence from Election Outcomes”

Presenter: Anthony Le (Columbia University)
Discussant: Phil Berger (University of Chicago)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“The gender gap in directors’ career paths after financial restatements”

Presenter: Sara Malik (University of Utah)
Discussant: Gwen Yu (University of Michigan)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Governance through Regulation or Market Forces?”

Presenter: Adrian Aycan Corum (Cornell University)
Discussant: Lin Nan (Purdue University)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

“Counterpoised Disclosure: Evidence from the Biotechnology Industry”

Presenter: Scarlett Song (University of New Hampshire)
Discussant: Mark Maffett (University of Miami)

6:00 pm

Dinner (Kravis 1020, Exec. Dining Room)


8:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am

“A Theory of Communication and Coordination in a Polarized Society”

Presenter: Sang Wu (Columbia University)
Discussant: Ivan Marinovic (Stanford University)

10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 11:15 am

“The Spillover Effect of Adopting a Formalized Culture-fit Measurement System in the Employee Selection Process”

Presenter: Wei Cai (Columbia University)
Discussant: Jasmijn Bol (Tulane University)

11:15 am – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

“The Information Content of Municipal Financial Statements”

Presenter: Christine Cuny (New York University)
Discussant: Regina Wittenberg Moerman (University of Southern California)

12:30 pm

Closing Remarks & Lunch