Accounting Research Workshop Series

The Accounting Research Workshop Series brings top scholars in accounting and related fields to the University of Connecticut to share their research with our faculty and doctoral students. Please contact the workshop coordinator, Professor Steve Utke, for additional information about the workshop series and for upcoming presentations.

This website lists workshops for the prior 4 academic years as well as those for the upcoming academic year. Attendance is open to the public.

Spring 2019

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Feb 1 John Hand University of North Carolina TBA TBA
Feb 8 (tentative) Jeremy Bentley University of Massachusetts-Amherst TBA TBA
Mar 8 Stephen Lusch Texas Christian University TBA TBA
Apr 5 Darren Roulstone Ohio State University TBA TBA
Apr 26 Tyler Thomas University of Wisconsin TBA TBA

Fall 2018

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Sept 21 Gus De Franco Tulane University Sharing Financial Reporting Policies with Neighbors? The Effect of Headquarter Co-Location on Financial Statement Comparability BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5pm
Oct 5 Gopal Krishnan Bentley University Principles-Based Accounting Standards and Audit Outcomes: Empirical Evidence BUSN 204, 2-3:30pm
Oct 12 Aida Wahid University of Toronto The Effectiveness of SEC Monitoring on Foreign Firm Disclosures BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5pm
Nov 2 Ed Maydew University of North Carolina PhD Speaker Series

Tax Planning Diffusion along the Supply Chain

BUSN 226, 2pm-3:30pm
Nov 9 Andrew Sutherland Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seeking Misconduct BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5pm
Nov 30 Lisa Hinson University of Florida Value Relevance of Financial Statements and Firms' MD&A Disclosure BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5pm

Spring 2018

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Mar 3 Rob Whited University of Massachusetts-Amherst Out of Control: The Use and Misuse of Controls in Accounting Research TBA
Mar 23 Chris Hogan Michigan State University Do Regulatory Actions Improve the Accuracy of Accounting Estimates? TBA
Apr 13 Jake Thomas Yale University PhD Speaker Series

Conditional Conservatism: The Case of Goodwill Impairments Under SFAS 142

TBA
Apr 27 Dan Lynch University of Wisconsin The Effects of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 on Defined Benefit Pension Contributions TBA

Fall 2017

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Sept 8 Cristi Gleason University of Iowa Did FIN 48 Improve the Predictive Ability of Tax Expense? Evidence from a Comparison with IFRS Firms TBA
Oct 3 Alina Lerman Yale University Rethinking Determinants of Trading Volume at Earnings Announcements TBA
Oct 13 Bin Li University of Texas - Dallas Customer-Base Concentration, Profitability and the Information Environment: The U.S. Government as a Major Customer TBA
Nov 11 Quinn Swanquist University of Alabama Do Clients Get What They Pay For? Evidence from Auditor and Engagement Fee Premiums TBA
Dec 1 Jean Bedard Bentley University Colleagues or "Frenemies”? Interactions Between Auditors and Tax Specialists in Audit and Non-Audit Services Contexts TBA
Dec 11 Stephen Brown University of Florida Specialization through Client Commonality and Its Effect on Audit Production Costs TBA

Spring 2017

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Apr 14 Brian Bushee University of Pennsylvania PhD Speaker Series

Corporate Jets and Private Meetings with Investors

TBA
Apr 28 Michael Donohoe University of Illinois TBA TBA

Fall 2016

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Sep 9 Peter Wysocki University of Miami Financial Reporting Differences Around the World: What Matters? BUS 112 3:30 - 5:00
Sep 30 Urooj Khan Columbia University Co-Migration and the Benefits of Relationships in Bank Lending BUS 112 3:30 - 5:00
Oct 7 Khrystyna Bochkay University of Miami TBA BUS 112 3:30 - 5:00
Oct 21 Anna Brown University of Connecticut TBA
Oct 28 John Campbell University of Georgia Bias in the Crowds? An Examination of Whether Financial Positions Affect Investor Perceptions of Stock Opinions Transmitted Through Social Media BUS 112 3:30 - 5:00
Nov 18 Dan Wangerin Michigan State Tradeoffs between Tax and Financial Reporting Benefits: Evidence from Purchase Price Allocations in Taxable Acquisitions BUS 112 3:30 - 5:00

Spring 2016

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE
Mar 25 Anna Costello University of Michigan Credit Market Disruptions and Liquidity Spillover Effects in the Supply Chain
Apr 15 Michael Clement University of Texas at Austin Skin in the Game: The Activities of Buy-Side Analysts and the Determinants of Their Stock Recommendations
Apr 22 Senyo Tse Texas A&M University Companies' net borrower / lender status and earnings predictability
Apr 29 Terry Shevlin University of California, Irvine Macroeconomic effects of aggregate corporate tax avoidance: A cross-country analysis

Fall 2015

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE
Sep 4 Paul Borochin University of Connecticut The Effects of Conference Call Content on Market Perceptions of Value Uncertainty and Firm Risk
Sep 11 Dan Segal Interdisciplinary Herzliya, Isreal Do fiduciary duties to creditors reduce debt-covenant avoidance?
Sep 25 Alexander Edwards University of Toronto Taxes and Peer Effects
Oct 9 Reining Petacchi MIT Sloan School of Management Public Pension Accounting Reform: Preparer Incentives and User Interest
Nov 20 Alina Lerman Yale School of Management Information Transfer and Conference Calls
Dec 11 Kexin Zheng University of Connecticut Internal Controls and Capital Allocation within Conglomerates

Spring 2015

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE
Apr 3 Allison Koester Georgetown University Assessing the Accuracy of Small Firms' Internal Control Disclosures
May 4 Steve Utke University of Georgia Audit Quality and Specialist Tenure

Fall 2014

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE
Sep 5 Mort Pincus University of California - Irvine Do Companies' Enterprise Systems Impact Audit Quality and Efficiency?
Sep 12 Todd Kravet University of Connecticut A Firm's Earnings and the Likelihood of its Acquisition
Oct 3 Dain Donelson University of Texas - Austin The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory D&O Insurance Policy Disclosure
Oct 24 James Chyz University of Tennessee Do Financial Analysts Reduce the Cost of the Goodwill Impairment Decision?
Nov 7 Karl Muller Pennsylvania State University Business Press Coverage and Credit Rating Agency Monitoring
Nov 14 Anna Costello Massachusetts Institute of Technology Trade Credit Policy in Long-Term Supply Contracts
Nov 21 Yanhua Yang University of Connecticut The Effect of Scaled Regulation on Financing Choices: Evidence from Small Public Companies and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act