University of Texas at Austin

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McCombs Accounting Research Conference

March 20th and 21st

This year's conference is hosted by Professor Dain Donelson.

Sponsored by:

  • KPMG Endowed Excellence Fund
  • NASDAQ OMX Group Educational Foundation, Inc. Grant
  • McCombs Department of Accounting
  • The UT Law School
  • The C. Aubrey Smith Center for Auditing Education and Research

All events will be held at The University of Texas’ AT&T Executive Education Conference Center located at 1900 University Avenue in Austin, Texas. Find driving directions here.

Please note: This conference is by invitation only.

March 20TH 2014
Time Event Room
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Check-In Outside Classroom 203
2:00 p.m. Dan Taylor
Classroom 203
“Adapt or Perish: Evidence of CEO Adaptability to Industry Shocks”(paper)
3:45 p.m. Christian Leuz
Classroom 203
"Capital-Market Effects of Securities Regulation: Prior Conditions, Implementation, and Enforcement" (paper)
5:00 p.m. Reception
Courtyard
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Keynote: John Coffee
Tejas Conference Dining Room
"May You Live in Interesting Times"

March 21ST 2014
Time Event  Room
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast
Outside Classroom 203
9:00 a.m.
Suraj Srinivasan
Classroom 203
"Consequence to Directors of Shareholder Activism" (paper)
10:45 a.m. Vic Khanna Classroom 203
"CEO Connectedness and Corporate Frauds" (paper)
12:00 p.m.
Lunch Tejas Conference Dining Room
1:00 p.m. Eric Talley Classroom 203
"Financial Regulation and the World's Most Important Number: LIBOR Reporting Behavior during the Credit Crisis" (paper)
2:45 p.m. Rick Mergenthaler
Classroom 203
"Explaining Rules-Based Characteristics in U.S. GAAP: Theories and Evidence"(paper)

We are happy to welcome our distinguished speakers and look forward to engaging with you all.