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Schedule for 2013 Empirical Conference
Carlson School of Management in Room CSOM 1-147
April 19th and April 20th, 2013

There will be a limited number of copies of the papers available. Participants are encouraged to print them out beforehand.

Moderators for the event: Yu Gao Friday a.m., Aiyesha Dey Friday p.m.

Friday, April 19th

7:00 and 7:30 a.m.

Shuttle Service from Aloft Hotel to Carlson School of Management

7:20 - 7:55 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Guests
- Frank Gigler, Accounting Dept. Chair, Carlson School of Management

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Paper 1: Ray Ball, University of Chicago
"Mandatory IFRS Adoption, Fair Value Accounting and Accounting
Information in Debt Contracts


9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Paper 2: Dan Collins, University of Iowa
"Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions"


11:30 - 12:45 p.m.

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Paper 3: Eric So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
"News-Driven Return Reversals: Liquidity Provision Ahead of Earnings News"

Lunch in Humphrey School of Public Affairs Atrium

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Paper 4: Mohan Venkatachalam, Duke University
"MD&A Disclosure and the Firm's Ability to Continue as a Going Concern"


3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Paper 5: Sugata Roychowdhury, Boston College
"Do Financial Market Developments Influence Accounting Practices?
Credit Default Swaps and Borrowers' Reporting Conservatism

5:00 and 5:30 p.m.


Shuttle Service to Aloft Hotel
Free Time (walking to restaurant)
Sea Change Restaurant in the Guthrie Theater

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.


Dinner (Please remember to wear your name badge to dinner)

Walk back to Aloft Hotel from Sea Change


Moderator - Mo Khan
Saturday, April 20th

8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Shuttle Service from Aloft Hotel to Carlson School of Management (Room CSOM 1-147)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Paper 6: Anne Beatty, Ohio State University
"The Information Content of Differences in Financial Constraints
Risk Disclosure Requirements


10:45 - 12:00 noon

12:00 - 1:00 p.m

Paper 7: Ivy Zhang, University of Minnesota
"Consequences of Booking Market-Driven Goodwill Impairments"

Lunch (box lunches)


A taxi sign-up sheet will be available for you during the conference. Deb will call and make the arrangements for you or you can call Airport Taxi at (952) 928-0000. Ask them to pick you up at 321 – 19th Avenue South at the Carlson School of Management in the circle drive.


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