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 Ying Zhou, 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 2021

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Jan 29 Udi Hoitash Northeastern University The Impact of Accounting Standard Adoption Complexity on Financial Reporting Quality and Market Outcomes: Evidence from ASC 606 Virtual
Feb 12 Zachary Kowaleski University of Notre Dame Weak Incentives for Audit Quality: Evidence from Broker-Dealers Virtual
Feb 26 Peter Demerjian University of Illinois at Chicago Consequences of Cov-Lite Loans Virtual
Mar 12 Daniel Aobdia Northwestern University Which Audits does the PCAOB Monitor Closely? Evidence from EDGAR Searches Virtual
Mar 19 Roman Chychyla University of Miami Virtual Shareholder Meetings Virtual
Apr 2 Sonja Rego Indiana University PhD Speaker Series
Corporate Income and Expense Shifting Around the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
Virtual
Apr 23 Patrick Hopkins Texas Christian University TBA Virtual

 

Summer and Fall 2020

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Jul 24 Caleb Rawson University of Arkansas Managers’ Strategic Use of Distracting Disclosure: Evidence from Concurrent 8-Ks and Press Releases Virtual
Aug 14 Gregory Miller University of Michigan The Effects of Enhanced Disclosure Requirements on Management Guidance Quality Virtual
Sept 11 Katharine Drake University of Arizona Have Critical Audit Matter Disclosures Indirectly Benefitted Investors by Constraining Earnings Management? Evidence from Tax Accounts Virtual
Sept 25 Sarah McVay University of Washington Is non-GAAP the new GAAP? An analysis of frequent non-GAAP reporting Virtual
Oct 23 Xiaoli (Shaolee) Tian Georgetown University Regulatory Transparency and Regulators’ Performance - Evidence from Public Release of the SEC’s Review Work Virtual
Nov 6 Emily Griffith University of Wisconsin-Madison Client Acceptance of Audit Adjustments Based on AI Evidence: A Research Proposal Virtual
Dec 4 Phillip Lamoreaux Arizona State University Has PCAOB oversight increased firms’ use of real earnings management? Virtual

 

Spring 2020

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Feb 7 Robert Knechel University of Florida PhD Speaker Series
The Effect of Client Industry Agglomerations on Auditor Industry Specialization
BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Feb 21 Paige Patrick University of Illinois at Chicago Investor-Driven Governance Standards and Firm Value BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm

 

Fall 2019

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Sept 13 Siew Hong Teoh University of California, Irvine Visuals and Attention to Earnings News on Twitter BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Sept 20 Charles Ham Washington University in St. Louis Rationalizing Forecast Inefficiency BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Oct 25 Alon Kalay Columbia University Complementarity between Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure: The Case of Former Andersen Clients BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Nov 1 Guojin Gong Pennsylvania State University Corporate Site Visits and Firm Investment Efficiency BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Nov 8 Franco Wong University of Toronto Acquiring Information or Influencing the Stock? Evidence from Buy-Side Participation in Conference Calls and Institutional Trading BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Nov 15 Paul Hribar University of Iowa The Disciplining Effect of Labor Mobility on Managerial Myopia: Evidence from Real Activity Management BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm

 

Spring 2019

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION PAPER TITLE LOCATION
Feb 1 John Hand University of North Carolina Analyst Forecast Data Feeds Are Not What They Used To Be BUSN 112,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Feb 8 Jeremy Bentley University of Massachusetts-Amherst Manipulating the Narrative, But Not the Numbers: Opportunistic Presentation Formats of Earnings Announcement Press Releases BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Mar 8 Stephen Lusch Texas Christian University The Effect of Large Corporate Donors on Nonprofit Performance BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Apr 5 Darren Roulstone Ohio State University Life in the Fast Lane: Sophistication Among Individual Investors BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Apr 26 Tyler Thomas University of Wisconsin Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions? BUSN 112, 3:30pm-5:00pm

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