8th Annual Conference 
Accounting

 
 
25
May
2021
Tuesday

China Related Topics
Chair: Travis Chow (The University of Hong Kong)

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
Information in Mandatory and Voluntary Earnings Announcement Date Forecasts
Mary Barth* (Stanford University)
Greg Clinch (University of Melbourne)
Paul Ma (University of Minnesota)

Discussant:
Douglas Skinner (University of Chicago & ABFER)
9:30 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Firm News and Market Views: The Informational Role of Official Newspapers in China
Joseph D. Piotroski (Stanford University & ABFER)
T.J. Wong (University of Southern California)
Shubo Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Tianyu Zhang* (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussant:
Oliver Zhen Li (National University of Singapore)
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Common Ownership and Analyst Forecasts
Qiang Cheng (Singapore Management University)
Shuqing Luo* (The University of Hong Kong)
Jinping Zhang (National University of Singapore)

Discussant:
Peter Joos (INSEAD)


 
26
MAY
2021
Wednesday (Morning)

Information and Capital market
Chair: Sterling Huang (Singapore Management University)

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
Pattern Recognition and Anomaly Detection in Bookkeeping Data
Pierre Jinghong Liang* (Carnegie Mellon University)
Aluna Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Leman Akoglu (Carnegie Mellon University)
Christos Faloutsos (Carnegie Mellon University)

Discussant:
Sean Cao (Georgia State University)
9:30 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Is Myopia Contagious? The Effect of Investor Culture on Corporate Disclosure Time Orientation
Francois Brochet (Boston University)
Heather Li* (Bentley University)
Patricia Naranjo (Rice University)

Discussant:
Michael Shen (National University of Singapore)
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Role of External Regulators in Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from SEC Comment Letters
Tingting Liu* (Iowa State University)
Tao Shu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
Erin Towery (University of Georgia)
Jasmine Wang (University of Virginia)

Discussant:
Xin Zheng (University of British Columbia)


26
MAY
2021
Wednesday (Afternoon)

New Technologies in Accounting
Chair: Wenjie Xue (National University of Singapore)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (SGT)
Information Acquisition and Expected Returns: Evidence from EDGAR Search Traffic
Frank Weikai Li* (Singapore Management University)
Chengzhu Sun (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussant:
Bohui Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Mandatory Data Breach Disclosure and Insider Trading
Xi Chen* (Bocconi University)
Gilles Hilary (Georgetown University)
Xiaoli (Shaolee) Tian (Georgetown University)

Discussant:
David Reeb (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
What Should Investors Care About? Mutual Fund Ratings by Analyst vs Machine Learning Technique
Si Cheng* (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Ruichang Lu (Peking University)
Xiaojun Zhang (Peking University)

Discussant:
Richard Crowley (Singapore Management University)


* Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 21 Jun 2021.

Session Format

Three papers will be presented during each session. Each paper presentation lasts for one hour, including 25 minutes for presentation, 20 minutes for discussion and 15 minutes for Q&A. There will be 15 minutes break after each paper.

Contact Information

Program Director Conference Organizer

Bin Ke (National University of Singapore)
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Douglas Skinner (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business & ABFER)
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Yupeng Lin (National University of Singapore)
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Allen Huang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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Call for Papers
Conference Summary (pdf)
Conference Schedule (pdf)
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