Call for Papers - 29th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting | A. B. Freeman School of Business

29th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting

Conference dates

16 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018

Location

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Description

The accounting and finance areas of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University invite authors to submit analytical, behavioral and empirical papers in all areas of finance and accounting for the 29th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA). The 29th CFEA is graciously sponsored by KPMG, LLP.

In addition to the usual tracks within finance and accounting, we will have a joint track where the papers will be at the interface of both finance and accounting.

About CFEA

CFEA is an annual conference hosted by members of a consortium of eight universities: Georgia State University, Indiana University, New York University, Rutgers University, Temple University, Tulane University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Toronto. It is a highly selective and refereed conference of research papers in financial economics and accounting. The conference aims to bring together financial economists and accounting scholars to share their research relevant to theory and practice of business.

 

Call for Papers

We are using the services of SSRN for the conference submission process. The website for conference submission for the 2018 CFEA Conference is: https://hq.ssrn.com/conference=29th-CFEA-2018

The deadline for submitting papers is August 1. The submission fee is $50.

CFEA 2018 PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Gans Narayanamoorthy (Accounting)
Ted Fee (Finance)

Registration

Registration for the 2018 Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting. The registration fee is $200. After October 29, 2018, the registration fee will increase to $225.

Please click here to access the registration form

Program Schedule

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Click here for schedule with links to downloadable conference papers

Conference Outline

*GWBC = Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

Friday, November 16

11:30 am-12:45 pm
Registration and Lunch
GWBC, Marshall Family Commons


12:45-1:00 pm
Dean’s Welcome
GWBC, Marshall Family Commons


1:00-2:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 1
GWBC, TBA

Accounting Sessions

Behavioral/Analytical
Session Chair: SIva Nathan, Georgia State University

Market Interactions between Audit and Non-Audit Services: Bundling, Bans, and Competition
Henry L. Friedman, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Accounting Area
Lucas Mahieux*, Tilburg University - Department of Accounting & Accountancy
Discussant: Raghu Venugopalan, University of Texas, Arlington
What Do Investors Ask Managers Privately?
Jihwon Park*, Harvard Business School
Eugene F. Soltes, Harvard Business School
Discussant: MIchael Jung, NYU
The Joint Impact of Disclosure Delivery Mode and Tone Language on Investment Decisions
W. Brooke Elliott, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Serena Loftus*, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business
Amanda Winn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Discussant: Patrick Hopkins, Indiana

Finance Sessions

Funds
Session Chair: Junghoon Lee, Tulane University
The Dark Side of Hedge Fund Activism: Evidence from Employee Pension Plans
Anup Agrawal*, University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration
Yuree Lim, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - College of Business Administration
Discussant: Nick Gantchev, Southern Methodist University
Groomed for Selling and Sold for Grooming: Strategic Behavior Surrounding Sales of Mutual-Fund Management Companies
Eduard Inozemtsev*, Ohio State University (OSU), Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance, Students
Zoran Ivkovich, Michigan State University - Department of Finance
Andrei Simonov, Michigan State University
Discussant: Naveen Daniel, Drexel University
Sophisticated Investors and Market Efficiency: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Yong Chen*, Texas A&M University - Department of Finance
Bryan T. Kelly, Yale School of Management
Wei Wu, Texas A&M University - Departmendt of Finance
Discussant: Ryan Israelsen, Michigan State University


3:00-4:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 2
GWBC, TBA

Accounting Sessions

Standards / Regulation
Session Chair: Partha Mohanram, University of Toronto
Does Financial Reporting Matter? Evidence from Accounting Standards
Andrew Bird, Carnegie Mellon University
Aytekin Ertan, London Business School - Department of Accounting
Stephen A. Karolyi, Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business
Thomas Ruchti*, Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business
Discussant: Stephanie Cheng,Tulane University
Do Financing Constraints Lead to Incremental Tax Planning? Evidence from the Pension Protection Act of 2006
John L. Campbell, University of Georgia - J.M. Tull School of Accounting
Nathan Goldman*, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
Bin Li, University of Oklahoma - Michael F. Price College of Business
Discussant: Vishal Baloria, Boston College
The Effect of Mandatory Disclosure on Market Inefficiencies: Evidence from Statement of Financial Accounting Standard Number 161
John Campbell*, University of Georgia
Urooj Khan, Columbia Business School
Spencer Pierce, Florida State University
Discussant: Laura Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Finance Sessions

Product / Labor Markets and Finance
Session Chair: Sheri Tice, Tulane University
Understanding the Credit Multiplier: The Working Capital Channel
Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel R. Carvalho, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Taehyun Kim*, University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance
Discussant:  John Hund, University of Georgia
Impact of E-Commerce on Employees at Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
Sudheer Chava, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business
Alex Oettl, Georgia Institute of Technology
Manpreet Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology - Finance Area
Linghang Zeng*, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business
Discussant:  Liu Yang, University of Maryland
Common Ownership and Competition in Product Markets
Andrew Koch, University of Pittsburgh - Finance Group
Marios A. Panayides, University of Cyprus - Department of Accounting and Finance
Shawn Thomas*, University of Pittsburgh - Finance Group
Discussant:  Valentin Dimitrov, Rutgers University

Joint Sessions

Analysts
Session Chair: Robert Prilmeier, Tulane University

Happy Analysts
Ole-Kristian Hope, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Congcong Li, Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy
An-Ping Lin, Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy
MaryJane Rabier*, Washington University in St. Louis
Discussant: Russell Jame, University of Kentucky
Truncating Optimism
Zachary Kaplan, Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
Xiumin Martin, University of Missouri at Columbia
Yifang Xie*, Washington University in St. Louis
Discussant: Stephannie Larocque, University of Notre Dame
Pre-IPO Communications, Analyst Forecast Dispersion, and Post-IPO Information Uncertainty: Evidence from the 2012 Jobs Act
Isabel Yanyan Wang, Michigan State University
Michael D. Kimbrough*, University of Maryland - Department of Accounting & Information Assurance
Cynthia Shunyao Jin, Michigan State University
Discussant: Mengyao Cheng, Boston College


5:00 pm
Transportation to Hotel
Freret Street


5:00-6:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
JW Marriott


6:00-7:00 pm
Conference Reception
W Marriott


7:00-9:00 pm
Conference Dinner, Keynote by SP Kothari
JW Marriott


Saturday, November 17

7:00
Transportation to Tulane
JW Marriott


7:30-8:30 am
Conference Breakfast
GWBC, Marshall Family Commons


8:30-10:00 am
Concurrent Sessions 3
GWBC, TBA

Accounting Sessions

Accruals
Session Chair: Sudipta Basu, Temple University
An Investigation of Unusual or Infrequent Accrual Items Identifiable on the Statement of Cash Flow
Patricia M. Dechow, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Chad R. Larson*, University of Houston - Department of Accountancy & Taxation
Robert J. Resutek, University of Georgia - J.M. Tull School of Accounting
Discussant: Michael Tang, NYU
The Relation between Earnings and Cash Flows: A New Perspective
Ethan Rouen*, Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit
Eric C. So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Charles C. Y. Wang, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Vivian Fang, University of Minnesota
Stakeholder Orientation and Earnings Management: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Huasheng Gao, Fudan University
Yujing Ma, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Ke Na*, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
Discussant: Shailendra Pandit, University of Illinois at Chicago

Finance Sessions

Politics and Finance
Session Chair: Candace Jens, Tulane University
Timing is Everything: Political Connections and Market Share
Elia Ferracuti*, University of Utah - School of Accounting and Information Systems
Roni Michaely, University of Geneva - Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI)
Laura Wellman, University of Utah - School of Accounting and Information Systems
Discussant:  Pat Akey (Toronto)
Is the Chinese Corporate Anti-Corruption Campaign Authentic?
John M. Griffin, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
Clark Liu, Tsinghua University - PBC School of Finance
Tao Shu*, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
Discussant:  Yihui Pan (Utah)
Policy Uncertainty and Household Stock Market Participation
Vikas Agarwal*, Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Hadiye Aslan, Georgia State University
Lixin Huang, Georgia State University
Honglin Ren, Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Discussant:  Huseyin Gulen (Purdue)

Joint Sessions

Earnings / Macro News
Session Chair: Amanda Heitz, Tulane University

Macro News, Micro News, and Stock Prices
Jinfei Sheng*, University of California - Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business
Discussant: Pavel Savor, Depaul University
Why is Stock Market Volatility High on Days Without Macroeconomic News Releases? The Role of Aggregate Earnings News
Jaewoo Kim, University of Rochester - Simon Business School
Bryce Schonberger*, University of Rochester - Simon Business School
Charles E. Wasley, University of Rochester - Simon Business School
Yucheng (John) Yang, University of Rochester - Simon Business School
Discussant: Morad Zekhnini, Tulane University
Actively Managed Funds and Earnings News: Evidence from Trade-Level Data
Charles M.C. Lee, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Christina Zhu*, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Discussant: Shyam Venkatesan, University of Western Ontario


10:30 am-12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 4
GWBC, TBA

Accouting Sessions

Banking and Accounting
Session Chair: Leslie Hodder, Indiana University

Economic Consequences of the AOCI Filter Removal for Advanced Approaches Banks
Sehwa Kim*, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Seil Kim, City University of New York - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy
Stephen G. Ryan, New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting
Discussant: Dushyant Vyas, University of Toronto
Financial Statement Complexity and Bank Lending
Indraneel Chakraborty, University of Miami - Department of Finance
Andrew J. Leone, Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business
Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami - School of Business Administration
Matthew Phillips*, University of Miami
Discussant: Rimmy Tomy, University of Chicago
The Impact of Short Selling on Bank Holding Companies’ Loss Recognition and Risk Taking
Danqi Hu*, Northwestern University, Department of Accounting Information & Management, Students
Wei Li, The University of Melbourne
Scott Liao, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Yuyan Zhang, University of Adelaide
Discussant: Barrett Wheeler, Tulane University

Finance Sessions

Asset Pricing
Session Chair: NIshad Kapadia, Tulane University
Recovering Factor Volatility
Ohad Kadan, Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
Fang Liu*, Cornell University
Xiaoxiao Tang, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
Discussant: Matthew Linn, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Background Noise? TV Advertising Affects Real Time Investor Behavior
Jura Liaukonyte, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management
Alminas Zaldokas*, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Finance
Discussant: James Weston, Rice University
Aggregate Expected Investment Growth and Stock Market Returns
Jun Li*, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
Huijun Wang, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Business Finance
Jianfeng Yu, Tsinghua University - PBC School of Finance
Discussant: Travis Johnson, UT Austin.

Joint Sessions

Stock and Bond Markets
Session Chair: Nick Pan, Tulane University
Investment and the Cross-Section of Expected Stock and Option Returns
Salman Arif*, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
Matthew R. Lyle, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Discussant: Dmitriy Muravyev, Boston College
Off-Exchange Trading and Post Earnings Announcement Drift
Jacob K. Thomas*, Yale School of Management
Frank Zhang, Yale School of Management
Wei Zhu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Haitao Mo, Louisiana State University
Measuring institutional trading costs and the implications for finance research: The case of tick size reductions
Gregory W. Eaton*, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Department of Finance
Paul J. Irvine, Texas Christian University
Tingting Liu, Creighton University - College of Business Administration
Discussant: Jie Yang, Federal Reserve Board


12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch, Keynote by Sheridan Titman
GWBC, Marshall Family Commons


1:30-3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 5
GWBC, TBA

Accounting Sessions

Disclosure
Session Chair: Bharath Sarath, Rutgers University

Redact When Competitors Act -- Examining the Threat of Rivals’ Product Portfolio Modifications
Xiaoli (Shaolee) Tian*, Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law
Miaomiao Yu, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration
Discussant: Hila Fogel-Yaari, Tulane University
Institutional Investor Attention and Firm Disclosure
Inna Abramova*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
John E. Core, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Andrew Sutherland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Discussant: Katie Moon, University of Colorado
Accounting Reporting Complexity and Non-GAAP Earnings Disclosure
Nerissa C. Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Shira Cohen, Temple University - Department of Accounting
Adrienna A. Huffman*, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business
Discussant: Ayung Tseng, Indiana University

Finance Sessions

Venture Capital / Private Equity
Session Chair: Oleg Gredil, Tulane University

Corporate Venture Capital and the Boundaries of the Firm: Evidence from Machine Learning
Hongyu (Derek) Shan*, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Students
Discussant: Merih Sevilir (Indiana University)
Private Equity in the Global Economy: Evidence on Industry Spillovers
Serdar Aldatmaz*, George Mason University - Department of Finance
Gregory W. Brown, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area
Discussant: Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern University)
Seed-Stage Success and Growth of Angel Networks
Buvaneshwaran Venugopal*, University of Central Florida
Vijay Yerramilli, University of Houston - Department of Finance
Discussant: Matthew Denes (Carnegie Mellon University)


3:30-5:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 6
GWBC, TBA

Accounting Sessions

Governance / Directors
Session Chair: Joshua Ronen, New York University

Governance Through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behavior
Akash Chattopadhyay*, University of Toronto
Matthew Shaffer, Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Students
Charles C. Y. Wang, Harvard Business School
Discussant: John Heater, Duke University
Director-Liability-Reduction Laws and Conditional Conservatism
Sudipta Basu, Temple University - Department of Accounting
Yi Liang*, Temple University - Department of Accounting
Discussant: Phillip Wang, University of Florida
Director Compensation and Related Party Transactions
Ole-Kristian Hope, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Ross Lu*, University of Waterloo
Sasan Saiy, University of Waterloo
Discussant: Melissa Martin, University of Illinois at Chicago

Finance Sessions

Financial Institutions and Investments
Session Chair: David Lesmond, Tulane University

Institutional Brokerage Networks: Facilitating Liquidity Provision
Munhee Han, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
Sanghyun (Hugh) Kim*, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
Vikram K. Nanda, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
Discussant: Stacey Jacobson, Southern Methodist University University
Do Rating Agencies Deserve Some Credit? Evidence from Transitory Shocks to Credit Risk
Oleg Gredil, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business
Nishad Kapadia, Tulane University - Finance & Economics
Jung Hoon Lee*, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business
Discussant: Jens Hilscher, UC Davis
Is There Investment Value in Soft Dollar Arrangements? Evidence from Mutual Fund Commission Allocations
Sinan Gokkaya, Ohio University - Department of Finance
Xi Liu, Miami University of Ohio - Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration
Veronika Krepely Pool, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
Fei Xie*, University of Delaware
Jinfan Zhang, Yale University - International Center for Finance
Discussant: Clifton Green, Emory University


5:15 pm
Transportation to Hotel
Freret Street


6:00 pm
Cruising 7:00-9:00 pm
Dinner Jazz Cruise
Steamboat Natchez
(Tickets to be purchased separately)

Organizers: Gaetano De Franco, Ted Fee, Gans Narayanamoorthy, Sheri Tice

Hotel Accomodation

JW Marriott is the official conference hotel. We will be providing transportation to and from the JW Marriott to the conference venue. The reception and conference dinner will be held at this hotel. Conference participants can book rooms at the special conference rate by using the link below (there are a limited number of rooms available).

Sponsors

KPMG, LLP, is the official sponsor of the 29th Annual CFEA.  https://www.kpmgfoundation.org/

KPMG has a long history of supporting academia and we are grateful for their support.

The organizers would like also to acknowledge support from the Lavin-Bernick faculty grant program at Tulane.

Directions & Contact

For general inquiries please contact Jennifer Brady.

CFEA 2018 PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Gans Narayanamoorthy, gnarayan@tulane.edu (Accounting)
Ted Fee, cfee@tulane.edu (Finance)

The conference will be held in the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex (GWBC) at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

The Freeman School is located at 7 McAlister Drive in Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex on Tulane’s Uptown New Orleans campus.  Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex is the second building, respectively, on the right from the corner of Freret Street, across form the Lavin-Bernick Center.

For more detailed directions click here.

*NOTE: McAllister Dr. between Freret St. and Drill Rd. is a pedestrian walkway and is not vehicle accessible.