2016 Midwest Summer Accounting Conference

Location: Pennsylvania State University

You are invited to the 2016 Midwest Summer Accounting Research Conference hosted by Penn State. 

Please register for the conference at: http://php.smeal.psu.edu/acctg/conference/

The conference will begin with lunch on Friday, June 10th, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, June 11th. Three papers will be presented on Fridayafternoon, followed by dinner at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  Three papers will be presented on Saturday morning, followed by a box lunch.  

All meals and break refreshments will be provided.  However, conference participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.  A hotel room block has been reserved at the Atherton Hotel (http://www.athertonhotel.net/) for $109 per night.  This block will be released on May 9th.

The conference presenters are:
1) Laura Li (University of Illinois)
"The statistical behavior of accrual management and the performance of discretionary accrual proxies"
2) Salman Arif (Indiana University - Bloomington)
"Does financial reporting frequency affect how earnings news travels around the world? Evidence from transnational information transfers"
3) Wayne Nesbitt (Michigan State University)
"Estimating the likelihood that a US multinational firm has cash trapped in foreign subsidiaries"
4) Gaoqing Zhang (University of Minnesota)
Title TBD
5) Jeremiah Green (Penn State University)
Title TBD
6) Jon Black (Purdue University)
“The association between SFAS No. 157 fair value hierarchy information and conditional accounting conservatism"

Coordinating Faculty Member


Rashad Abdel-khalik

University of Illinois

Kristian Allee

University of Wisconsin

Mark Bagnoli

Purdue University

Ramji Balakrishnan

University of Iowa

John Hassell

Indiana University - Indianapolis

Leslie Hodder

Indiana University - Bloomington

Chris Hogan

Michigan State University

Karl Muller

Penn State University

Ram Ramanan

Notre Dame University

Pervin Shroff

University of Minnesota

Andrew Van Buskirk

Ohio State University

Susan Watts

Purdue University


Accounting faculty and Ph.D. students from the schools listed below are invited.  Please direct questions to Ram Ramanan or Lorie Marsh.