2018 Review of Accounting Studies Conference

1 Notre Dame Stadium


Conference Details

The 2018 RAST Conference will take place in the University of Notre Dame's recently opened stadium complex. 
The Conference will begin at noon on Friday, November 2, and will conclude with a dinner on Saturday, November 3. 



Conference Agenda


November 2

Sessions to be held in Stadium Complex
Downes Club Ballroom
(Door 4, East Side of Stadium)

Noon - 1:00 pm

8th floor, Downes Club, Stadium Complex, Door 4

1:00 - 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks
Martijn Cremers
Dean, Mendoza College of Business

Peter Easton, Director, Center for Accounting Research and Education
Paul Fischer, Managing Editor, Review of Accounting Studies

1:15 -2:30 pm

The Effect of Enforcement Transparency: Evidence from SEC Comment-Letter Reviews
– Miguel Duro (IESE), Jonas Heese (Harvard), and Gaizka Ormazabal (IESE and C.E.P.R.)
– Discussant: Tim Loughran, University of Notre Dame
Moderator: Jessie Watkins, University of Notre Dame

2:30 - 3:00 pm


3:00 - 4:15 pm

Securities Regulation and Household Equity Ownership: Evidence from National Accounts
– Hans Christensen (Chicago), Mark Maffett (Chicago), Lauren Vollon (Chicago)
– Discussant: Suresh Nallareddy, Duke University

Moderator: John Donovan, University of Notre Dame

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Stadium Tour, North Gate

5:30 - 6:30 pm

8th Floor Downes Club, Stadium Complex, Door 4

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Downes Club Ballroom, Stadium Complex, Door 4



November 3

Sessions to be held in Stadium Complex 
Danke Ballroom
(Door 14, West Side of Stadium)

8:00 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast in Danke Ballroom, Stadium Complex, Door 14

8:30 - 9:45 am

Automatic Summaries of Earnings Releases: Attributes and Effects on Investors' Judgements
– Eddy Cardinaels (Tilburg), Stephan Hollander (Tilburg), and Brian J. White (Texas)
– Discussant: Ed deHaan, University of Washington

Moderator: Erik Beardsley, University of Notre Dame

9:45 - 10:15 am


10:15 - 11:30 am

Skin in the Game: Personal Holdings and Investors' Response to Stock Analysis on Social Media
– John L. Campbell (Georgia), Matthew D. De Angelis (Georgia State), and James R. Moon Jr. (Georgia Tech)
Discussant: Michael Drake, Brigham Young University
Moderator: Zach Kowaleski, University of Notre Dame

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Stadium Complex, Door 10

1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Hidden Risk of Auditor Industry Specialization: Evidence from the Financial Crisis
– Cory Cassell (Arkansas), Emily Hunt (Arkansas), Gans Narayanamoorthy  (Tulane), and Stephen Rowe (Arkansas)
– Discussant: Andrew Imdieke, University of Notre Dame

Moderator: Seanna Asper, University of Notre Dame CARE Research Scholar (Alabama)

2:15 - 2:45 pm


2:45 - 4:00 pm


Intra-industry Information Transfers: Evidence from Changes in Implied Volatilities around Earnings Announcements
– Rebecca Hann (Maryland), Heedong Kim (Baruch College), and Yue Zheng (HKUST)
– Discussant: Eric Weisbrod, University of Miami

Moderator: Marcel Tuijn, University of Notre Dame CARE Research Scholar (Erasmus)

4:00 - 6:00 pm Reception
Stadium Complex, Door 10 
5:00 pm Mass
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
6:00 - 8:30 pm Dinner
Stadium Complex, Door 10 




Please note: hard copies will not be available at the conference



This conference is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors


Cambridge Business Publishers



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