2018 CARE Conference - Firm-Level Information and the Macroeconomy


May 18-19, 2018
Lansdowne Resort, Washington DC

 

 

The macroeconomic determinants and consequences of firm-level accounting information are becoming increasingly important in accounting research.  For example, recent studies provide evidence that earnings growth aggregated across individual firms can be a leading economic indicator. Thus, aggregate accounting information has the potential to be useful to macroeconomists and policymakers in measuring and forecasting macroeconomic activity, such as aggregate investment, inflation and GDP.  In turn, exposure to these aggregate factors can influence firm-level production, financing and investing activities, which has implications for future performance as measured through an accounting lens.

 

This conference will bring together leading experts, policymakers, and academics to provide a vibrant setting for discussing the role of accounting in providing a bilateral bridge between firm-level and macroeconomic issues and identifying key opportunities and challenges for cross-disciplinary research in this area.

 

 

 

Keynote Speakers

Ray Ball, Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Richard Berner, Former Director, U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research

Stephen Brown, Professor Emeritus of Finance, New York University Stern School of Business

Kenneth SingletonThe Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Professor of Economics, Susan Ford Dorsey Faculty Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and Robert L. & Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow, New York University Stern School of Business

 

 

Session I: MEASURING macroeconomic activity

 

Moderator:  Rebecca Hann, Associate Professor and KPMG Faculty Fellow, University of Maryland Smith School of Business

 

Panelists:

  • Mary Barth, Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Dennis Fixler, Chief Economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

 

Session II: macroeconomic forecasting and nowcasting

 

Moderator:  Lindsey Gallo, Coopers and Lybrand, Norman E. Auerbach Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

 

Panelists:

  • Domenico Giannone, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Eric Ghysels, Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Maria Ogneva, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
  • Claudia Sahm, Section Chief, Consumer and Community Development Research Section, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
  • Lakshmanan Shivakumar, Lord David Sainsbury of Turville Professor, Professor of Accounting, London Business School

 

Session Iii: FIRMS, NETWORKS, and economy-wide risks

 

Moderator:  Martien Lubberink, Associate Professor, Victoria University of Wellington School of Accounting and Commercial Law

 

Panelists:

  • Gaya Branderhorst,  Director, Dynamic Risk Assessment Lead for the Americas, KPMG
  • Anna Costello,  Paton and Drebin Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Andries Terblanché,  Audit Partner, Global Lead of Dynamic Risk Assessment, KPMG
  • Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics

 

 

Session Iv: PERSONAL RISK AND OPPORTUNITIES IN MICRO TO MACRO ANALYSIS

 

Moderator:  Trevor Harris, Trevor Harris, Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business School, co-Director Center for Excellence in Accounting and Security Analysis

 

Panelists:

  • Richard Berner, Former Director, U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research
  • Richard Foster, Founder, LifeScale Ltd. and former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

 

 

 

Session V: macroeconomic information and firm-level forecasting

 

Moderator:  Scott Richardson, Principal, AQR and Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, London Business School

 

Panelists:

  • Gurvinder Brar, Quantitative Research Analyst, Macquarie Securities
  • Jose Carabias-Palmeiro, Assistant Professor of Accounting, London School of Economics
  • Gerben De Zwart, Head of Quant Equities, APG Asset Management

 

 

 

Session vi: firm-level Exposure to macroeconomic risks

 

Moderator:  Atif Ellahie, Assistant Professor, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business

 

Panelists:

  • Turan Bali, Robert Parker Chair, Professor of Finance, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
  • Matthew Carpenter, Vice President and CFO, Audi of America
  • Bjorn Jorgensen, Professor, London School of Economics
  • Gil Sadka, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management
  • Kenneth SingletonThe Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Professor of Economics, Susan Ford Dorsey Faculty Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 

 

The conference is made possible by the gracious support from our sponsors:


 

                                                            Cambridge

                                                     Mendoza Mark Blue M

 

 

 

Conference Organizing Committee:

  • Ryan T. Ball (University of Michigan)
  • Peter Easton (University of Notre Dame)
  • Atif Ellahie (University of Utah)
  • Lindsey Gallo (University of Michigan)

 

 

Agenda subject to change.

Invitations will be sent in mid January 2018.

Please contact Ryan Ball (rtball@umich.edu) for additional information.