2009 Midwest Summer Research Conference

June 5-6, 2009 Hosted By: Michigan State University

The 2009 Midwest Accounting Conference will be hosted by the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University

on Friday, June 5, 2009 and Saturday, June 6, 2009
at The Henry Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

Accounting faculties and Ph.D. students from the following schools are invited to the 2009 Midwest Accounting Research Conference.
You may direct questions to any of the faculty coordinators listed below.

School Coordinating Faculty Member
Kelley Bloomington Leslie Hodder
Kelley Indianapolis John Hassell
Notre Dame Ram Ramanan
Purdue Mark Bagnoli, Susan Watts
Iowa Ramji Balakrishnan
Minnesota Pervin Shroff
Penn State Karl Muller
Michigan State Chris Hogan and K. Ramesh
Ohio State Anne Beatty

Traditionally, the Conference has invited and encouraged Ph.D. students to attend to promote informal interaction with accounting faculty.

Please register for the Conference by May 22, 2008 by e-mailing Chris Hogan.
Information regarding hotel reservation is provided below.

 2009 Program

Friday, June 5, 2009  
11:00-noon Registration: The Henry Center Lobby
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Buffet lunch at The Henry Center Atrium (A150)
1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Introduction & Welcome: Sanjay Gupta
All sessions in Room A169
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Research Paper 1: "Why Do Loan Contracts Obligate Borrowers to Engage in Interest Rate Protection?" by Anne Beatty, Reining Chen and Haiwan (Helen) Zhang
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break: Artrium (A150)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Research Paper 2: "Managers: Their Effects on Accruals and Firm Policies" by Douglas DeJong and Zhejia Ling
6:00 p.m. Open bar at 6:00, and dinner at 6:30.
Barbecue dinner in Ballroom @ University Club (connected to Henry Center)
Saturday, June 6, 2009  
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at The Henry Center Atrium (A150)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Research Paper 3: "Bondholder Activism and Delay in Financial Reporting" by Yu Gao, Yuan Gao and Abbie Smith
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break: Atrium (A150)
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Research Paper 4: "Accounting Restatements and Disclosure Delays" by Brad Badertscher and Jeff Burks
12:30 p.m. Conclusion: Chris Hogan and K. Ramesh
Box Lunch provided

Hotel Accommodation Information

2009 Midwest Accounting Research Conference Candlewood Suites, Lansing, MI

Conference participants pay for transportation and lodging, and the host school pays for meals. The hotel rate is $89 per night for Studio Suites and $109 per night for 1-Bedroom Suites. The 1-Bedroom Suites (with a separate pull down bed) can be comfortably shared by two people. A limited number of rooms have been reserved, but the conference rate applies as long as the hotel has rooms available. Accordingly, participants are encouraged to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Reservation Procedure

All hotel reservations at Candlewood Suites must be made by May 10, 2009 in order to be guaranteed the group discount rate and be accompanied by a credit card deposit. Reservations are subject to the group's room block availability. Please refer to the Group Block Name (2009 Midwest Accounting Research Conference) when contacting Candlewood Suites. Changes in arrival date must be made by 4:00 PM, 24-hours before the arrival date, by calling the hotel directly at (517) 351-8181 or a charge of one night's lodging plus applicable tax will apply to the credit card or master account. Additionally, a change affecting the length of stay requires an advance notice of 48-hours. Credit cards that Candlewood Suites can accept at this time are American Express, Diners Club, Discover Card, MasterCard, and VISA. Lodging requests made after the cut-off date will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis. The hotel's phone number is (517) 351-8181.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Requests for early arrivals, late check-outs, or specific room assignments will be honored only if availability permits. A surcharge equivalent to a half-day rate will be charged for each unapproved late check-out.


Candlewood Suites is adjacent to Henry Center.