Accounting Seminars 2005-2006

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, seminars are held on Fridays at 1:30 p.m in 333 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
9/16/05 Jing Liu (UCLA) "Forecasting Analysts' Forecast Errors" with Wei Su (UCLA)
9/23/05 Igor Vaysman (INSEAD) Information technology, organizational design, and transfer pricing with Shane S. Dikolli (University of Texas at Austin)
9/30/05 Shiva Shivakumar (London Business School) Do analysts incorporate inflation in their earnings forecasts? with Sudipta Basu and Stanimir Markov (Emory)
333 Uris
Columbia/NYU Conference
Joshua Livnat (NYU) The Economic Consequences of (not) Issuing Preliminary Earnings Announcement with Eli Amir (London Business School)

Gil Sadka (Columbia) The Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift and Liquidity: Level, Risk, and Profitability of Trading with Ronnie Sadka (University of Washington)


307 Uris
Burton Workshop
James M. Wahlen (University of Indiana) Publicly-Traded versus Privately-Held: Implications for Bank Profitability, Growth, Risk, and Accounting Conservatism with D. Craig Nichols (Cornell) and Matthew M. Wieland (University of Georgia)

Tim Baldenius (Columbia) Cost Allocation for Capital Budgeting with Sunil Dutta (University of California - Berkeley) and Stefan Reichelstein (Stanford)

Paul Newman (University of Texas at Austin) Delegation to Encourage Communication of Problems with Kirill Novoselov

Kenton Yee (Columbia) Heterogeneous Earnings Quality: A CAPM Perspective on Public Information

Edward Maydew (University of North Carolina) Long-Run Corporate Tax Avoidance with Scott Dyreng (North Carolina) and Michelle Hanlon (University of Michigan)

Joel Demski (University of Florida) Asset Impairment Regulations with Haijin Lin and David E. M. Sappington

Raymond J. Ball (University of Chicago) Is Accounting Conservatism Due to Debt or Equity Markets? with Ashok Robin (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Gil Sadka (Columbia)

Julian Yeo (Columbia) What do Analysts' Forecasts Reveal about Analysts' Private Information? with Bjorn Jorgensen (Columbia)
142 Uris
RAST Conference
11/11/05 Michelle Hanlon (University of Michigan) Book-Tax Conformity and the Information Content of Earnings with Edward Maydew (University of North Carolina) and Terry Shevlin (University of Washington)


12/02/05 Thomas Z. Lys (Kellogg) Earnings Announcement Premia and the Limits to Arbitrage with Daniel A. Cohen (NYU), Aiyesha Dey (Chicago) and Shyam V. Sunder (Kellogg)
12/09/05 Anne Beatty (Ohio State University) Do Accounting Changes Affect the Economic Behavior of Financial Firms?


1/20/06 Sunil Dutta (Haas) Managerial Expertise, Private Information and Pay-Performance Sensitivity
1/27/06 Florin Sabac (University of Alberta) Learning and managerial horizons: Beyond career concerns
Optimal Managerial Tenure in Dynamic Agency with Renegotiation
2/03/06 Hyun Song Shin (London School of Economics) Risk and Liquidity in a System Context
2/10/06 Sanjeev Bhojraj (Cornell) Making Sense of Cents: An Examination of Firms That Marginally Miss or Beat Analyst Forecasts with Paul Hribar (Cornell) and Marc Picconi (Indiana University)
2/17/06 Ryan LaFond (MIT) The Effect of Internal Control Deficiencies on Firm Risk and Cost of Equity Capital with Hollis Ashbaugh-Skaife (Wisconsin-Madison), Daniel W. Collina (Iowa), and William R. Kinney, Jr. (Texas-Austin)
2/24/06 Mohan Venkatachalam (Duke) Accelerated Vesting of Employee Stock Options in Anticipation of FAS 123-R with Preeti Choudhary (Duke) and Shivram Rajgopal (Washington)
142 Uris
Eli Amir (London Business School) The Market Reaction to ROCE and ROCE Components with Itay Kama
307 Uris
Mark Bradshaw (Harvard) Do Sell-Side Analysts Exhibit Differential Target Price Forecasting Ability? with Lawrence D. Brown (Georgia State)
Wed. 5/03
1:30 p.m.
307 Uris
Amir Ziv (Columbia) Inter-temporal Dynamics of Corporate Voluntary Disclosures with Eti Einhorn (Tel Aviv University)