Accounting Seminars

The Accounting Division seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the division’s own faculty members. In addition, the division invites distinguished scholars to our annual Burton Conference..

Seminars 2016-2017

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Fridays at 1:30 p.m., in 140 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 Conference.

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

Date Speaker and Title
9/30/16 Eugene F. Soltes (Harvard Business School)
330 Uris
Xiao-Jun Zhang (Berkeley)  "Why do Non-financial Firms Have Negative Net-Financial-Obligation? Implications for Financial Leverage and Expected Stock Returns"
331 Uris
Carlos Corona (Carnegie Mellon) "On the Coordination Role of Stress Test Disclosure in Bank Risk" with Lin Nan and Gaoqing Zhang
301 Uris
Joanna Wu (U. of Rochester) "Does counter-cyclical provisioning mitigate bank lending contractions? Evidence from supply shocks" with Sudarshan Jayaraman and Bryce Schonberge
330 Uris
Zahn Bozanic (Ohio State) "Securities Law Expertise and Corporate Disclosure" with Preeti Choudhary and Kenneth J. Merkley


11/11: conference room:
310 Warren; break room:
416 Warren

11/12: conference room:
326 Uris; break room:
327 Uris; lunch: Hepburn

(by invitation only)

Friday, 11/11/16

9:10 Bjorn Jorgensen (London School of Economics) "What a Difference a Day Makes (In Executive Compensation)" with Steve K. Rock and Ana S. Simpson

10:25 Sharon Katz (Columbia) "Conforming Tax Avoidance and Capital Market Pressure" with Brad Badertscher, Sonja Rego and Ryan Wilson

11:40 Sunil Dutta (Berkeley) "
"Information Disclosure and Real Investment in A Dynamic Setting" with Alexander Nezlobin

2:30 Moritz Hiemann (Columbia) "Earnings and Firm Value in the Presence of Real Options"

Joseph Weber (MIT) "Direct Evidence on the Informational Properties of Earnings in
Loan Contracts
" with Scott D. Dyreng and Rahul Vashishtha

5:00 Dan Amiram (Columbia) "Volatility, Liquidity, and Liquidity Risk" with Balazs Cserna and Ariel Levy

Saturday, 11/12/16

9:00 Brian Mittendorf (Ohio State)  "Public Disclosures in the Presence of Suppliers and Competitors" with Anil Arya and Dae-Hee Yoon

10:15 Alon Kalay (Columbia) "Complementarity between Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure: The Case of Former Andersen Clients
" with Richard Frankel, Gil Sadka and Yuan Zou

Mark Bradshaw (Boston College) "An Examination of the Listing of Analyst Coverage on Corporate Websites" with Lian Fen  Lee and Kyle Peterson

11/18/16 Ilia Dichev (Emory)  "Accrual duration"
12/2/16 Mirko Heinle (Wharton)
4/7/16 Hanna Setterberg (Stockholm School of Economics)
4/14/16 Lisa Koonce (U. of Texas at Austin)
4/21/16 Pingyang Gao (U. of Chicago)
4/28/16 Sarah McVay (U. of Washington)