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Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference

Simon Business School, University of Rochester

October 15th-16th, 2021

All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time


Friday, October 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Opening Remarks by Sevin Yeltekin, Dean of Simon Business School, University of Rochester
10:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Session I
Moderator: Bob Holthausen
Paper: “The role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) information in supply-chain contracting: Evidence from the expansion of CSR rating coverage”
Authors: Alper Darendeli, Peter Fiechter, Jörg-Markus Hitz, and Nico Lehmann
Discussant: Hans Christensen
11:25 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Session II
Moderator: Michelle Hanlon
Paper: “Shall We Talk? The Role of Interactive Investor Platforms in Corporate Communication”
Authors: Charles M. C. Lee and Qinlin Zhong
Discussant: Elizabeth Blankespoor
12:50 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Lunch Break
1:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Session III (90 minutes)
Moderator: John Core
Paper: “The Evolution of Empirical Methods in Accounting Research and the Growth of Quasi-Experiments”
Authors: Christopher Armstrong, John Kepler, Delphine Samuels, and Dan Taylor
Discussants: Christian Leuz and Toni Whited
3:05 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session IV
Moderator: Joanna Wu
Paper: “Importing Activists: Determinants and Consequences of Increased Cross-border Shareholder Activism”
Authors: Mark Maffett, Anya Nakhmurina, and Douglas J. Skinner
Discussant: Michelle Lowry
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Happy Hour on Gather Town
PhD Student Meeting on Gather Town
Saturday, October 16, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session V
Moderator: Mark Lang
Paper: “A review of China-related accounting research in the past 25 years”
Authors: Clive Lennox and Joanna S. Wu
Discussants: Qiang Cheng, Luzi Hail, and Gwen Yu
11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Break
11:25 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Session VI
Moderator: Wayne Guay
Paper: “How Does Private Firm Disclosure Affect Demand for Public Firm Equity? Evidence from the Global Equity Market”
Authors: Jinhwan Kim and Marcel Olbert
Discussants: Michael Minnis


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