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Schedule for 2014 Empirical Conference
Carlson School of Management in the 3M Auditorium, Room 2-260T
April 18th and April 19th, 2014 (Please note that the classroom has changed)

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

Moderators for the event: Mo Khan Friday a.m., Aiyesha Dey Friday p.m.

Friday, April 18th

7:00 a.m.

Shuttle Service from Aloft Hotel to Carlson School of Management (please note that there will only be 1 shuttle time - the driver will wait until all guests arrive)

7:20 - 7:50 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:50 - 8:00 a.m.

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

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.



9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Paper 1: Mary Barth, Stanford University
Title: "Does Fair Value Accounting Contribute to Procyclical Leverage?"
Co-Authors: Amir Amel-Zadeh and Wayne Landsman

Break

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Paper 2: Paul Ma, University of Minnesota
Title: "Search Based Peer Firms:
Aggregating Investor Perceptions through Internet Co-Searches
"
Co-Authors: Charles M.C. Lee and Charles C.Y. Wang

Break

11:30 - 12:45 p.m.


12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Paper 3: George Serafeim, Harvard University
Title: "Integrated Reporting and Investor Clientele"

Lunch in Carlson School of Management Atrium

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Paper 4: Doron Nissim, Columbia University
Title: "Profitability Decomposition and Operating Risk"
Co-Authors: Meng Li and Stephen Penman

Break

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Paper 5: Michael Minnis, ChicagoBooth
Title: " Financial Reporting Choices of U.S. Private Firms:
Large-Sample Analysis of GAAP and Audit Use
"

5:00 p.m.


6:10 p.m.

Shuttle Service to Aloft Hotel
Free Time

Shuttle Service to SEVEN

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Reception

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

Shuttle service back to Aloft Hotel from SEVEN

 

Moderator - Paul Ma
Saturday, April 19th

8:00 a.m.

Shuttle Service from Aloft Hotel to Carlson School of Management
(CSOM 2-260T)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.



10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Paper 6: Jospeh Weber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: "Economic Consequences of Public Pension Accounting Rules"
Co-Authors: James Naughton and Reining Petacchi

Break

10:45 - 12:00 noon



12:00 - 1:00 p.m

Paper 7: Maria Ogneva, University of Southern California
Title: "Systematic Distress Risk: Evidence from State-Contingent Failure Prediction"
Co-Authors: Joseph Piotroski and Anastasia Zakolyukina

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 32 19th Avenue South in the circle drive. Taxi's can accomodate up to 4 people and a van up to 8.

 

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