Ninth MEAFA Research Meeting, 28-29 Jan 2016

Description

The annual MEAFA meeting brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Economics and other related areas to discuss methodological and empirical 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.

Programme

Thursday 28 January 2016

08:00-08:50

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

08:50-09:00

Welcoming address by Prof Eddie Anderson, Associate Dean Research

09:00-10:20

Prof Peter Easton, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Accounting earnings, change in market value and cash flows

Discussant: Prof Mark Tippett, The University of Sydney

10:20-10:50

Morning break

10:50-12:10

Prof Yaniv Konchitchki, University of California Berkeley
Accounting and the Macroeconomy: GAAP versus NIPA

Discussant: Dr Wen He, The University of New South Wales

12:10-13:40

Lunch break

13:40-15:00

Dr Guillaume Roger, The University of Sydney School of Economics
Leverage and risk taking

Discussant: Prof David Johnstone, The University of Sydney

15:00-15:30

Afternoon break

15:30-16:50

Prof Panos Patatoukas, University of California Berkeley
Identifying Conditional Conservatism in Accounting Data: Theory and Evidence

Discussant: Prof Stuart McLeay, Lancaster University

Friday 29 January 2016

08:00-09:00

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

09:00-10:20

Prof James Ohlson, New York University and Hong Kong Polytechnic
Earnings: Concepts versus reported

Discussant: Prof Terry Walter, The University of Sydney

10:20-10:50

Morning break

10:50-12:10

Prof Frank Ecker, Duke University
Non-random sampling and association rests on realized returns and risk proxies

Discussant: Prof Robert Bartels, The University of Sydney

12:10-13:40

Lunch break

13:40-15:00

Prof Matthew Lyle, Northwestern University
Firm fundamentals and variance risk premiums

Discussant: Mr Zihang Peng, MEAFA PhD student, The University of Sydney

15:00-15:30

Afternoon break

15:30-16:50

Ms Le Ma, MEAFA PhD student, the University of Sydney
Innovation-driven performance in China: truth or fiction?

Discussant: Dr Andrew Jackson, The University of New South Wales

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

PhD poster presentations

A number of PhD posters will be presented throughout the duration of the research meeting. The poster presentations are from MEAFA-funded PhD students and other PhD students supervised by MEAFA members from the University of Sydney and other institutions. The extended breaks are specifically to allow time for viewing and providing feedback to PhD students. A (yet incomplete) list of PhD poster presentations is provided just below.

Ms Ying Gu, Finance discipline, the University of Sydney
Modelling counterparty credit risk

Mr Shawn Ho, MEAFA PhD student, the University of Sydney
Dynamic capital structure and income-investment sensitivity

Ms Yi Jiang, Accounting discipline, the University of Sydney
Predicting corporate failure in China

Ms Le Ma, MEAFA PhD student, the University of Sydney
Quarterly earnings management

Mr Keith Woodward, Finance discipline, the University of Sydney
Price effects of structured share buybacks

Ms Chuan Yu, University of New South Wales
Voluntary Direct Method Cash Flow Disclosure in the US

N.B. The posters will be made available in PDF about a week after the conference.

Organising committee

Dr Demetris Christodoulou

Prof David Johnstone

Prof Richard Gerlach