Journal of Accounting Research

Schedule

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Street

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Friday, May 11, 2018 
Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza, Room 100

7:45 – 8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Conference Welcome

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Federal Judge Ideology: A New Measure of Ex-Ante Litigation Risk   

Allen Huang*, Kai Wai Hui, and Reeyarn Li

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

 BREAK

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Financial Reporting and Credit Ratings: On the Effects of Competition in the Rating Industry and Rating Agencies' Gatekeeper Role

Kyungha Lee and Stefan Schantl*

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch, Executive Dining Room, 6th Floor

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Do Financial Gatekeepers Under-Protect Investors? Evidence from Criminal Background Checks

Kelvin Law* and Lillian Mills

 

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

 

BREAK

 

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Tribute to Nicholas Dopuch by Ray Ball

2018 Referee of the Year Award Presentation

 

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

An Investigation of Auditors' Judgments when Companies Release Earnings before Audit Completion

Lori Bhaskar, Patrick Hopkins*, and Joseph Schroeder

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Avenue

6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Saturday, May 12 2018
Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza, Room 100

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Pay for Praise: Do rating agencies get paid more when they provide higher ratings? An examination of the consequences of the recalibration of municipal debt.

Anne Beatty, Jacqueline Gillette*, Reining Petacchi, and Joseph Weber

 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

 

BREAK

 

10:30 – Noon

The disciplinary role of financial statements: Evidence from mergers and acquisitions of privately held targets

Ciao-Wei Chen*

Noon 

Conference Ends

* presenter