Seventh Meeting on MEAFA, 16-17 Jan 2014

Description

The annual MEAFA meeting brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance to discuss methodological advances in applied financial analysis. The meeting is set in a relaxed workshop-style environment and aims to stimulate discussion and encourage interaction amongst participants. To maximise feedback, each presentation is followed by a detailed response from a designated discussant. General discussion takes place throughout the presentations.

The workshop is fully-sponsored by the University of Sydney Business School and MEAFA and it is open to all faculty, research students, and practitioners. Full catering is provided in both days, so please make sure to register your attendance by completing the online registration form.


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Venue

The meeting takes place at the Darlington Centre, City Road, University of Sydney.

Programme

Thursday 16 January 2014

09:00

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

09:30-10:50

Prof Steven Huddart, Penn State University
Rotten apples and sterling examples: Moral reasoning and peer influences on honesty in managerial reporting (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Stephen Cheung, Economics, the University of Sydney

10:50-11:15

Morning break

11:15-12:35

Prof Roger Willett, University of Tasmania
Earnings quality, profit at risk, conservatism, objectivity and why accounting allocations matter: A statistical perspective (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Artem Prokhorov, Business Analytics, the University of Sydney

12:35-13:30

Lunch provided at the Darlington Centre

13:30-14:50

Prof Ronald Bird, University of Technology Sydney
Time-series and cross-sectional momentum under alternative implementation strategies (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Andrew Ainsworth, Finance, the University of Sydney

14:50-15:15

Afternoon break

15:15-16:35

Prof Paul Dunmore, Massey University
Some models for the evolution of financial statement data (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Andrey Vasnev, Business Analytics, the University of Sydney

Friday 17 January 2014

09:00

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

09:30-10:50

Prof Stephen Penman, Columbia University
Book rate of return, risk, and the information conveyed by conservative accounting (PDF)
Discussant: Dr Neal Arthur, Accounting, the University of Sydney

10:50-11:15

Morning break

11:15-12:35

Prof David Johnstone, the University of Sydney
Information and certainty in accounting theory (PDF)
Discussant: Prof Richard Gerlach, Business Analytics, the University of Sydney

12:35-13:30

Lunch provided at the Darlington Centre

13:30-14:50

Prof Colin Clubb, King's College London
Linear information dynamics and the value relevance of net dividend components (PDF)
Discussant: Prof Terry Walter, Finance, the University of Sydney

14:50-15:15

Afternoon break

15:15-16:35

Dr Demetris Christodoulou, the University of Sydney
Identification and interpretation of the rank deficient accounting data matrix (PDF)
Discussant: Prof Robert Bartels, Business Analytics, the University of Sydney

N.B. The papers will be made available in PDF about a week before the conference.

Organising committee

Dr Demetris Christodoulou

Prof Richard Gerlach


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