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Accounting and Finance Research Seminars

The Kogod Financial Economics and Accounting Seminar series is co-run for the 2012-2013 academic year by Michel Robe and Valentina Bruno (Finance), and Susan Krische (Accounting). 

To learn more about the research seminar series, please contact Michel Robe at mrobe@american.edu or Susan Krische at krische@american.edu.

Unless otherwise specified, American University-based seminars will be held on Thursday (Finance) or Friday (Accounting) in KSB 215 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For information on CFTC-based seminars, please contact Michel Robe on a case-by-case basis. 

To view the Economics brown-bag series, please click here.

Fall 2012 Schedule

Friday, September 7 - Allison Koester, Georgetown University (Accounting)
"Assessing Tax Accrual Quality"

Friday, September 21 - Mark Nelson, Cornell University (Accounting)
"Effects of Procedure Frame, Procedure Verifiability, and Audit Efficiency Pressure on Planning Audits of Fair Values"

Thursday, September 27 - Igor Osobov, University of Georgia (Finance)
"Rate-Sensitive Debt and Financial Flexibility"

Wednesday, October 3 - Ron Alquist, Bank of Canada (Finance, in conjunction with CFTC)
"Analyzing the Advising and Monitoring Roles of Corporate Boards: The Choice of Special Committees in Corporate Takeovers"

October 10-11 - No Seminar (Fall Break)

Friday, October 19 - Internal Presentation, Gopal Krishnan and Yinqi Zhang (Accounting)
"Did Audit Fee Cuts During the Global Financial Crisis Impair Banks' Financial Reporting Quality?" (Please contact krische@american.edu for a copy of this manuscript.)

Thursday, November 1 - Ivan Ivanov, SEC (Finance)
"Contractual Contingencies and Renegotiation: Evidence from the Use of Pricing Grids"

Thursday, November 8 - Audra Boone, Texas A&M University and SEC
"Analyzing the Advising and Monitoring Roles of Corporate Boards: The Choice of Special Committees in Corporate Takeovers"

November 22-23 - No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

Friday, November 30 - Karl Muller, Penn State University (Accounting)
"Hiding in Plain Sight: Can Disclosure Enhance Insiders' Trade Returns?"

Spring 2013 Schedule

Remaining accounting dates will be held pending recruiting approval and scheduling.

Friday, January 18 - Finance Recruiting Seminar

Tuesday, January 22 - Finance Recruiting Seminar

Friday, January 25 - Finance Recruiting Seminar

Tuesday, January 29 - Finance Recruiting Seminar

Wednesday, January 30 - Accounting Recruiting Seminar (from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in KSB 215)
Please contact Gopal Krishnan at krishnan@american.edu for additional information about this recruiting seminar.

Friday, February 8 - Accounting Recruiting Seminar (from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., KSB 39)
Please contact Gopal Krishnan at krishnan@american.edu for additional information about this recruiting seminar.

Wednesday, February 13 - Accounting Recruiting Seminar (from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in KSB 215)
Please contact Gopal Krishnan at krishnan@american.edu for additional information about this recruiting seminar.

Monday, February 25 - Finance Recruiting Seminar (beginning at 11 am)

Wednesday, February 27 - Accounting Recruiting Seminar (from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., KSB 215)
Please contact Gopal Krishnan at krishnan@american.edu for additional information about this recruiting seminar.

March 6-18 - No Seminar (Spring Break)

Friday, March 8 - Kumar Venkataraman, Southern Methodist University and JFQA Associate Editor (Finance, in conjunction with CFTC)
"Should Exchanges Impose Market Maker Obligations"

Thursday, March 21 - Mao Ye, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Finance, in conjunction with CFTC)
"Externalities of High Frequency Trading"

March 28-29 - No Seminar (Easter Weekend)

Friday, April 5 - Michael Kimbrough, University of Maryland (Accounting)
"Are Seemingly Self-serving Attributions in Earnings Press Releases Plausible? Empirical Evidence"

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