Fifth Meeting on MEAFA, 24-25 Jan 2012

Description

The annual MEAFA meeting brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from accounting, finance, business analytics and economics to discuss methodological advances in applied financial analysis. This is a workshop that is set in a relaxed environment and aims to stimulate discussion and encourage interaction amongst participants.

The 2012 meeting will feature extended presentations from international keynote speakers and MEAFA members. To maximise feedback, each presentation includes a detailed response by a discussant followed by a general discussion amongst participants.

Register for the meeting

The workshop is open to all participants from academia, industry and government, faculty and research students. It is fully-sponsored by the University of Sydney Business School and MEAFA and provides full catering in both days. For catering reasons, please make sure to register your attendance by completing the online registration form.

Venue

The meeting will take place at Darlington Centre, City Road, University of Sydney.

Programme

Tuesday 24 January 2012

09:15

Arrival

09:30-10:45

Prof Stephen Penman, Columbia University
Accounting anomalies, risk and return
Discussant: Dr Demetris Christodoulou, University of Sydney

10:45-11:15

Morning break

11:15-12:30

Prof Stuart McLeay, University of Sydney
The consistent estimation of future cash flow with double entry constraint
Discussant: Prof Bob Bartels, University of Sydney

12:30-13:30

Lunch provided at the Darlington Centre

13:30-14:45

Prof Holger Daske, University of Mannheim
Evaluating methods to estimate the implied cost of equity capital: A simulation study
Discussant: Dr Max Stevenson, University of Sydney

14:45-15:15

Afternoon break

15:15-16:30

Tina Huynh, PhD candidate
The effect of regulatory reporting relief on the pricing of audit fees
Discussant: Prof Paul Dunmore, Massey University

Wednesday 25 January 2012

09:15

Arrival

09:30-10:45

Prof Karl Muller, Penn State University
Mandatory Accounting Requirements and Demand for Big Four Auditors: Evidence from IFRS Adoption in the EU
Discussant: Prof Niclas Hellman, Stockholm School of Economics

10:45-11:15

Morning break

11:15-12:30

Dr Jiri Svec, University of Sydney
Quantifying sovereign credit risk in the European Union
Discussant: Prof Roger Willett, University of Tasmania

12:30-13:30

Lunch provided at the Darlington Centre

13:30-14:45

Dr Andrey Vasnev, University of Sydney
Forecast combinations: a sensitivity approach
Discussant: A/Prof Tommaso Proietti, University of Sydney

14:45-15:15

Afternoon break

15:15-16:30

Bruno Dore Rodrigues, PhD candidate
Takeover prediction using forecast combinations
Discussant: A/Prof Richard Gerlach, University of Sydney

16:30-17:00

Closing Notes

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