2019 CARE Conference - Financial Regulation Effectiveness and the Role of Academic Research

May 17-18, 2019
Lansdowne Resort, Washington DC


Financial reporting regulation is a central topic in accounting research, yet there is often a disconnect between questions that are of interest to academics versus practice.  

This year’s CARE conference will bring together accounting standard setters, practitioners, regulators, users, auditors, journal editors, deans, and academics to provide a vibrant setting for discussing financial reporting regulation effectiveness, and how to bridge the divide between academia and practice. The goal of the discussions will be to identify research areas that are interesting to both academics and external stakeholders, and to develop ideas for overcoming the frictions academics face in writing and publishing policy-oriented research.  


Friday, may 17, 2019

6:30-8:00 am Breakfast in the Riverside Hearth Restaurant at your convenience
8:00-8:15 am

Opening Remarks

  • Peter Easton - Academic Director, Center for Accounting Research and Education at the University of Notre Dame
  • Michael Iselin - Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
8:15-9:00 am
Keynote Canceled

KEYNOTE: Standard Setting and Academic Research 

Christine Botosan
Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board

9:00-10:15 am

panel 1: Standard Setting

Moderator:  Hal Schroeder, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board



  • Paul Beswick, Partner, Assurance, EY and former chief accountant for the SEC 
  • Sagar Teotia, Deputy Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission  
  • Margot Cella, Senior Director of Research, Center for Audit Quality
  • Kurt Gee, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Financial Accounting Standards Board




10:15-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:45 am


panel 2: Bank Regulation


Moderator:  Michael Iselin, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management



  • Joanne Wakim, Chief Accountant, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Hal Schroeder, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board  
  • Thomas Yurcisin, Partner, EY
  • Anne Beatty, Deloitte & Touche Chair of Accounting, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business


11:45 am-12:45 pm




Moderator:  Ed deHaan, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Washington Foster School of Business



  • Scott Bauguess, Former Deputy Chief Economist, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Mary Conway, President, Conway Communications
  • Todd Castagno, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Research
  • Kimball Chapman, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Washington University St Louis Olin Business School


12:45-2:00 pm Lunch in the Riverside Hearth Restaurant  
2:00-3:15 pm


panel 4: Auditing


Moderator:  Jan Bouwens, Professor of Managerial Accounting, Managing Director of the Foundation for Auditing Research, University of Amsterdam Faculty of Economics and Business



  • Dan Sunderland, Chief Auditor, Deloitte 
  • Patricia Ledesma, Acting Director and Chief Economist, Research and Economic Tools Office of Economic and Risk Analysis, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting; Director, International Accounting and Auditing Center; University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting
  • Michael de Ridder, Partner, Global Assurance Quality Inspections Leader, Former Head of Audit; PwC, The Netherlands 
  • Mark Peecher, Associate Dean of Faculty and Deloitte Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois Gies College of Business
3:15-3:45 pm Break
3:45-4:30 pm

KEYNOTE: Hot Topics at the SEC

Commissioner Hester Peirce
Securities and Exchange Commission

4:30-5:00 pm Break
5:00-6:00 pm


panel 5: DEANS' PANEL


Please review these papers prior to the conference (hard copies will be available at the conference):
Integrating Practice into Accounting Research
Reverse The Curse Of The Top 5

  • Bob Kaplan, Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
  • Doug Shackelford, Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Shiva Rajgopal, Roy Bernard Kester and T.W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting; Vice Dean for Research, Columbia Business School
  • Jim Jiambalvo, Professor of Accounting, Orin & Janet Smith Dean, University of Washington Foster School of Business
  • Laureen Maines, KPMG Professor, Executive Associate Dean of faculty and Research, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
6:00-7:00 pm Reception on the Terrace
7:00-9:30 pm

Dinner and Evening Speaker in the Clubhouse Ballroom


  • Erich Braun, US Blockchain Audit Leader, KPMG

  • Elenie Panos, Director – Audit Innovation, KPMG


SATURday, may 18, 2019 

6:30-8:00 am Breakfast in the Riverside Hearth at your convenience
8:00-8:45 am

KEYNOTE: Academic Research at the SEC

Commissioner Robert Jackson
Securities and Exchange Commission

8:45-9:15 am     Break
9:15-10:30 am
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panel 6: Corporate Criminal Investigation and Enforcement


Moderator:  Eugene Soltes, Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School



  • Kathleen McGovern, Principal, EY Forensic & Integrity Services (former Deputy Chief at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section)
  • Hui Chen, Consultant, HC Ethics LLC (former compliance counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice Fraud Section)
  • TBA, Special Agent, Complex Financial Crimes, Federal Bureau of Investigation   
  • TBA, Supervisory Special Agent, Money Laundering, Forfeiture and Bank Fraud Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation


10:30-11:00 am     Break
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Panel 7: Sustainability, Accounting and Responsible Investing


  • Jeffrey Hales, Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business
  • Hans Christensen, Professor of Accounting and David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Sunil (Sunny) A. Misser, CEO, AccountAbility
  • Bonnie Saynay, Global Head of Responsible Investment, Invesco
  • Gerben de Zwart, Managing Director Quantitative Strategies, APG, The Netherlands


12:00-1:30 pm Lunch in the Riverside Hearth
1:30-2:30 pm


Panel 8: Journal Editors


  • Rob Bloomfield, Editor, Journal of Financial Reporting
  • Mary Barth, Senior Editor, The Accounting Review
  • Christian Leuz, Editor, Journal of Accounting Research
  • Joanna Wu, Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics


2:30-3:30 pm




Moderator: Greg Waymire, Asa Griggs Candler Chair and Professor in Accounting, Emory University Goizueta Business School


  • Scott Baugess, Former Deputy Chief Economist, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Christian Leuz, J. Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Chicago Booth School of Business


3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Peter Easton, Director, Center for Accounting Research and Education 




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

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Conference Organizing Committee:

  • Ed deHaan (University of Washington)
  • Peter Easton (University of Notre Dame)
  • Jeffrey Hales (Georgia Tech)
  • Michael Iselin (University of Minnesota)



Agenda subject to change.


Please contact Lorie Marsh (lmarsh1@nd.edu) for additional information.