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Accounting and Finance Research Seminars | 2010-2011

Spring 2011 Schedule

January 14 - No seminar

January 20 - Yijiang Zhao, American University (Accounting)
Paper information remains private at the request of the presenter

January 21 – Marcelo Pinheiro, George Mason University (Finance)
"'White Men Can't Jump,' But Would You Bet On It?" (joint with D. Igan, IMF and J. Smith, Rutgers U.)

January 28 - Missaka Warusawitharana, Federal Reserve Board (Joint Acct/Fin Seminar)
"Profitability and the Lifecycle of Firms"

February 4 - No Seminar

February 11 - Tim Burch, University of Miami (Finance)
"Does information dissemination mitigate bubbles? The role of analyst coverage in China" (joint with Sandro Andrade and Jiangze Bian)

February 18 - Geert Rouwenhorst, Yale University (Finance)
"The Fundamentals of Commodity Futures Returns" (joint with G.B. Gorton, Wharton School & F. Hayashi, Hitotsubashi U.)

February 25 - No Seminar

March 3 (Thursday) - Tom Omer, Texas A&M University (Accounting)
"Does a Firm's Business Strategy Influence its Level of Tax Avoidance?" (joint with D.M. Higgins, University of Connecticut)

March 11 - No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 18 - Roni Michaely, Cornell University (Finance)
"Corporate Governance and the Timing of Earnings Announcements"

March 25 - Simon Sheng, American University (Accounting & Economics seminar)
"A New Measure of Earnings Forecast Uncertainty"

March 31 – Hashem Pesaran (Economics seminar)
"On Identification of Bayesian DSGE Models"

April 8 - Tjomme Rusticus, Northwestern University (Joint Acct/Fin Seminar)
"Market inefficiency and implied cost of capital models"

April 15 - Qiang Cheng, University of Wisconsin (Accounting)
"Does increased board independence reduce earnings management? Evidence from recent regulatory reforms"

April 22 – Craig Lewis, Vanderbilt University and SEC
"Convertibles and hedge funds as distributors of equity exposure"

Fall 2010 Schedule

September 10 – Sugato Bhattacharyya, U of Michigan
"Risk-taking by banks: What did we know and when did we know it?" (Joint with Amiyatosh Purnananda, U. of Michigan)

September 17 – Preeti Choudary, Georgetown (Accounting)
"Recognition vs. Disclosure: Evidence that Market Participants Assess Items Similarly when Reliability is not an Issue"

September 24 – Matt Prittsker, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
"Knightian Uncertainty and Interbank Lending"

September 30 - Elvira Sojli and Wing Wah Tham, Erasmus U (Netherlands) – Finance & Economics Seminar
"The Impact of Foreign Government Investments: Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments in the U.S."

October 8 - Mara Faccio, Purdue
"Large Shareholder Diversification & Corporate Risk-Taking" (joint with Maria-Teresa Marchica and Roberto Mura, U. of Manchester, UK)

October 15 - 29 - No Seminars (Fall Break, FMA)

November 5 - Oya Celasun (IMF)
"How Does Sovereign Debt Affect Corporate Borrowing Costs In Emerging Markets" (joint with S. Ağca, GWU)

November 11 - Jonathan Karpoff, U. of Washington at Seattle
"Bribery: Business as Usual?" (joint with Jerry Martin, AU)

November 19 - Jennifer Marietta-Westberg, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
"Going Public Abroad: The Role of International Markets for IPOs" (joint with C. Caglio, SEC and C. Hanley-Weiss, Federal Reserve Board)

November 25 - No Seminar (Thanksgivings Holiday)

December 3 - Mikhail Pevzner, George Mason (Accounting)
"Asset Liquidity and Stock Liquidity" (joint with R. Gopalan and O. Kadan, Wash U at St Louis)

December 10 - Kamil Yilmaz and Frank Diebold, U. of Pennsylvania
"Measuring connectedness, spillovers, contagion and systemic risk"