Sixth Meeting on MEAFA, 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2013

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 2013 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

Thursday 31 January 2013

08:45

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

09:15

Prof Elizabeth Cowley, Associate Dean for Research, The University of Sydney Business School
Opening address

09:30-10:45

Prof Charles Lee, Stanford University
Identifying Peer Firms: Evidence from EDGAR Search Traffic (PDF)
Discussant: Prof Paul Dunmore, Massey University

10:45-11:15

Morning break

11:15-12:30

Dr Andrey Vasnev, the University of Sydney
Efficient analyst forecasts combinations (PDF)
Discussant: Prof Robert Bartels, University of Sydney

12:30-13:30

Lunch provided at the Darlington Centre

13:30-14:45

Dr Helena Isidro, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE)
Institutional investor reaction to SEC comment letters issued to European IFRS registrants versus US GAAP registrants (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Neal Arthur, University of Sydney

14:45-15:15

Afternoon break

15:15-16:30

A/Prof Graham Partington, the University of Sydney
The transformation of returns to the time domain as doubling times (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Maxwell Stevenson, University of Sydney

Friday 1 February 2013

09:15

Arrival

09:30-10:45

Prof Renee Adams, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
What do bankers know? (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Antonio Manuel Corte Real de Freitas Miguel, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE)

10:45-11:15

Morning break

11:15-12:30

Prof Guenther Gebhardt, Frankfurt University
Fair value accounting and the business model of banks (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Ehsan Khansalar, Kingston University London

12:30-13:30

Lunch provided at the Darlington Centre

13:30-14:45

Prof Stuart McLeay, the University of Sydney
Seasonality in interim earnings? (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Richard Gerlach, the University of Sydney

14:45-15:15

Afternoon break

15:15-16:30

A/Prof Sandra van der Laan, the University of Sydney
Market reaction to financial reporting relief: deeds of cross guarantee
Discussant: Prof Roger Willett, University of Tasmania

16:30-17:00

Closing Notes

Organising committee

Dr Demetris Christodoulou

Prof Stuart McLeay

Register for the meeting