2013-2014 Accounting Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, Fall 2013 seminars are held on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in 333 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
329 Uris
Divya Anantharaman (Rutgers) The role of actuaries in defined-benefit pension reporting
331 Uris
Scott Richardson (LBS) Risky Value with Atif Ellahie and Michael Katz
331 Uris
4:00 p.m.
Patricia Dechow (Berkeley)
10/11/13 Edward L. Owens (Rochester) "Business Model Shocks and Abnormal Accrual Models" with Joanna Shuang Wu and Jerold Zimmerman
11/1/13 -11/2/13
9:30 a.m. Fri
9:00 a.m. Sat
331 Uris
Burton Workshop

Mary E. Barth (Stanford) “Conservatism and the Information Content of Earnings” with Wayne R. Landsman, Vivek Raval, and Sean Wang

Mark DeFond (USC) “Does Mandatory IFRS Adoption Affect Crash Risk?” with Mingyi Hung, Siqi Li, and Yinghua Li

Russell Lundholm (Univ. of British Columbia) "Do Analyst Forecasts Vary Too Much?" with Rafael Rogo

Haresh Sapra (Chicago) "Asset Substitution, Debt Overhang, and Prudential Regulation" with Tong Lu and Ajay Subramanian

Douglas J. Skinner (Chicago) "The evolution of audit market structure and the emergence of the Big 4: Evidence from Australia" with Colin Ferguson and Matthew Pinnuck

Dan Amiram (Columbia) "Corporate Tax Avoidance and Managerial Incentives Generated by Shareholder Dividend Tax Policy" with Andrew M. Bauer and Mary Margaret Frank

Edwige Cheynel (Columbia) “Public Disclosures, Price Efficiency, and Information Asymmetries: A Theory of the Mosaic” with Carolyn Levine

Alon Kalay (Columbia) “Industry Characteristics and Debt Contracting" with Dan Amiram and Gil Sadka

Suresh Nallareddy (Columbia) “Conditional Earnings Dispersion and the Macroeconomy” (with Alon Kalay and Gil Sadka)


331 Uris
Xiumin Martin (Washington University in Saint Louis) "Do Financial Market Developments Influence Accounting Practices? Credit Default Swaps and Borrowers' Reporting Conservatism" with Guojin Gong and Sugata Roychowdhury
141 Uris
4:00 p.m.
Jonathan Glover (Carnegie Mellon)
11/22/13 Yaniv Konchitchki (Berkeley) "Accounting in Cycles"
303 Uris
12:30 p.m.
Regina Wittenberg Moerman (Chicago) "The Informational Role of the Media in Private Lending" with Robert Bushman and Christopher Williams
332 Uris
Suraj Srinivasan (Harvard) "Consequences to Directors of Shareholder Activism" with Ian D. Gow and Sa-Pyung Sean Shin
Wayne Guay (Wharton)
303 Uris
12:30 p.m.
Swaminathan Sridharan (Northwestern)
307 Uris
Jonathan L. Rogers (Univ. of Colorado) Do managers tacitly collude to withhold industry-wide bad news?  with Catherine Schrand and Sarah L.C. Zechman
331 Uris
12:30 p.m.
Christopher Armstrong (Wharton) Asymmetric Reporting with Daniel J. Taylor and Robert E. Verrecchia