2009 CARE Conference

Empirical Methods in Capital Markets-Based Accounting Research
Singapore | May 14-15, 2009

2008 marked a time of great change for our capital markets, and 2009 promises to hold yet more change as the US and the World faces not only a recession but changes in financial regulation.  In light of the speed and impact of the changes, the Center for Accounting Research and Education has postponed our annual financial statement analysis and valuation conference until April 2010. We hope this will give the market time to cool, and offer researchers time to evaluate the effects of these changes.


This year, in conjunction with the National University of Singapore, CARE hosts our first Pacific Rim conference on May 14-15.  The primary aims of this conference are to provide an opportunity for younger faculty to develop new research ideas and to provide a constructive critique of extant research methods in capital markets-based accounting research. 

Agenda

Thursday, May 14
  Event Speaker
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Research on Conservative Accounting, Critique and Suggestion for New Directions

Reading List
Video

Peter Easton
CARE Director
University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
2:50 - 3:50 pm Research Design Issues in Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Reading List
Peter Easton
CARE Director
University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
4:10 - 5:10 pm

Research Design Issues: Valuation and the Cost of Capital

Reading List
Video

Peter Easton
CARE Director
University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
5:30 pm Reception  
     
Friday, May 15
  Event Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration  
8:30 - 8:45 am

Welcome Remarks

Video

Dean Bernard Yeung
National University of Singapore Business School
8:45 - 10:00 am

Research Design Issues: Earnings Management Around Thresholds

Reading List
Video

Peter Easton
CARE Director
University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
10:00 - 10:15 am Break  
10:15 - 11:30 am

Political Incentives to Suppress Negative Financial Information: Evidence from State-Controlled Chinese Firms

Session Slides
Video

Joseph Piotroski
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Efficiency of Market Reactions to Earnings News

Session Slides
Video

Bin Miao
National University of Singapore
2:15 - 2:30 pm Break  
2:30 - 3:45 pm

Audit Quality and Auditor Reputation: Evidence from Japan

Session Slides
Video

Suraj Srinivasan
Harvard Business School
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break  
4:00 - 5:15 pm

CEO Perquisites and Family Firms


Session Slides
Video

Kevin Chen
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School

 

5:30 pm City Tour and Dinner  

Link to the NUS Conference Home Page

The April 2010 conference will follow the format of earlier conferences with many speakers from both the academic and professional communities.  The theme will be Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation with an emphasis on Forecasting.  As announced at the 2008 conference in London, there will be a call for papers.