Eleventh MEAFA Research Meeting, 24-25 Jan 2018

Description

The annual MEAFA meeting brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from Accounting, Analytics, Finance, Business and 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.

The research meeting is free, fully-sponsored by the University of Sydney Business School and MEAFA and it is open to all academics, 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 University of Sydney Business School, Abercrombie Street Case Study Lecture Theatre 1060. For directions, go to Campus Maps and search for the Abercrombie Building.

Programme

Wednesday 24 January 2018

08:00-08:50

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

09:00-10:30

Teri Lombardi Yohn , Indiana University Bloomington
Life cycle models and forecasting growth and profitability

Discussant: Andrew Jackson, University of New South Wales

10:30-11:00

Morning break

11:00-12:30

Wen He, University of Queensland
Comparing with the average: Reference points and market reactions to above-average earnings surprises

Discussant: Mark Wilson, Australian National University

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-15:00

James Ohlson, Hong Kong Polytechnic
Researchers' data analysis choices: An excess of false positives?

Discussant: Bob Bartels, The University of Sydney

15:00-15:30

Afternoon break

15:30-17:00

Shawn Ho, MEAFA PhD student, University of Sydney
Corporate liquidity, capital investment and financial constraints

Discussant: Guillaume Roger, University of Wollongong


Thursday 25 January 2018

08:00-09:00

Arrival - welcoming tea and coffee

09:00-10:30

Matthew Lyle, Northwestern University
Accruals and the cross-section of expected stock and option returns

Discussant: David Johnstone, University of Wollongong and The University of Sydney

10:30-11:00

Morning break

11:00-12:30

Zihang Peng, University of New South Wales
Accounting fundamentals, implied other information and one-year ahead expected returns

Discussant: James Ohlson, Hong Kong Polytechnic

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-15:00

Edwige Cheynel, University of California San Diego
The consequences of mandating auditor rotation: Evidence from a dynamic structural model

Discussant: Artem Prokhorov, The University of Sydney

15:00-15:20

Afternoon break

15:30-17:00

Le Ma, University of Technology Sydney
Knowledge spillover effect on originating firms: the case of China

Discussant: James Laurenceson, University of Technology Sydney

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


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