Schedule for 2014 Empirical Conference

Carlson School of Management in the 3M Auditorium, Room 2-260T
April 18th and April 19th, 2014 (Please note that the classroom has changed)

There will be a limited number of copies of the papers available. Participants are encouraged to print them out beforehand.

Friday, April 18th

Moderators for the event: Mo Khan Friday a.m., Aiyesha Dey Friday p.m.

Time Event
7:00 a.m.

Shuttle Service from Aloft Hotel to Carlson School of Management (please note that there will only be 1 shuttle time–the driver will wait until all guests arrive)

7:20–7:50 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:50–8:00 a.m.

Welcome Guests

  • Frank Gigler, Accounting Dept. Chair
  • Sri Zaheer, Dean of Carlson School of Management
8:00–9:15 a.m. Paper 1: Mary Barth, Stanford University
Title: Does Fair Value Accounting Contribute to Procyclical Leverage (203.25 KB)
Co-Authors: Amir Amel-Zadeh and Wayne Landsman
9:15–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:00 a.m. Paper 2: Paul Ma, University of Minnesota
Title: Search Based Peer Firms: Aggregating Investor Perceptions through Internet Co-Searches (438.94 KB)
Co-Authors: Charles M.C. Lee and Charles C.Y. Wang
11:00–11:30 a.m. Break
11:30–12:45 p.m. Paper 3: George Serafeim, Harvard University
Title: Integrated Reporting and Investor Clientele (499.94 KB)
12:45–2:00 p.m. Lunch in Carlson School of Management Atrium
2:00–3:15 p.m. Paper 4: Doron Nissim, Columbia University
Title: Profitability Decomposition and Operating Risk (263.23 KB)
Co-Authors: Meng Li and Stephen Penman
3:15–3:45 p.m. Break
3:45–5:00 p.m.

Paper 5: Michael Minnis, ChicagoBooth
Title: Financial Reporting Choices of U.S. Private Firms: Large-Sample Analysis of GAAP and Audit Use (489.52 KB)

5:00 p.m. Shuttle Service to Aloft Hotel
Free Time
6:10 p.m. Shuttle Service to SEVEN
6:30–7:30 p.m. Reception
7:30–9:30 p.m.

Dinner (Please remember to wear your name badge to dinner)


9:30 p.m.

Shuttle service back to Aloft Hotel from SEVEN

Saturday, April 19th

Moderator: Paul Ma

Time Event
8:00 a.m.

Shuttle Service from Aloft Hotel to Carlson School of Management
(CSOM 2-260T)

8:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00–10:15 a.m. Paper 6: Jospeh Weber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Economic Consequences of Public Pension Accounting Rules (171.63 KB)
Co-Authors: James Naughton and Reining Petacchi
10:15–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.–12:00 noon Paper 7: Maria Ogneva, University of Southern California
Title: Systematic Distress Risk: Evidence from State-Contingent Failure Prediction (451.49 KB)
Co-Authors: Joseph Piotroski and Anastasia Zakolyukina
12:00–1:00 p.m Lunch (box lunches)

A taxi sign-up sheet will be available for you during the conference. Deb will call and make the arrangements for you or you can call Airport Taxi at 952-928-0000. Ask them to pick you up at 32 19th Avenue South in the circle drive. Taxi's can accomodate up to 4 people and a van up to 8.