This is the official website of the Junior Accounting Theory Conference. The conference is open to all and gathers theory-minded researchers to present their work and obtain useful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Papers at all stages are welcome but we also give special focus to early-stage or in-progress research. The target audience of the conference is all faculty of rank assistant or associate as well as any advanced graduate student. The conference is a great venue for new working papers and papers presented at the conference have been published in prestigious journals across disciplines such as The Accounting Review, the Journal of Financial Reporting, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, the Review of Accounting StudiesProduction and Operations ManagementContemporary Accounting ResearchMarketing Science, and Management Science

The conference takes place on Sunday, August 6th, 2017, one day before the annual meeting of the AAA, in San Diego at UCSD Rady School of Management (La Jolla). This year’s conference will include papers by V. Glode (Wharton), E. Kim (City U of HK), J.H. Choi (Stanford), U. Schaefer (Zurich), Y. Petrov (Swiss Finance Institute) and D. Rappoport (Columbia).

Logistics: UCSD Rady School of Management will provide a shuttle that will leave at 7:15am from Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, and return from Rady at 9:00pm. Otherwise, UC San Diego Rady School of Management is about 20 minutes drive from downtown San Diego, and will cost $20-30. If driving, do not use '9500 Gilman drive' which is a single address for the entire campus; however, Rady school of Management in google maps will take you to the right place. See here for visitor parking. 
The only hotel that is walking distance to UC San Diego Rady School of Management is the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. However, we strongly recommend hotels in the Village of La Jolla (Grande Colonial, Inn by the Sea, La Jolla Inn, La Valencia, La Jolla Cove) for a more authentic experience of the area.

Conference Program
(registration: Rady courtyard) 

7:15 : departure of shuttle from Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

7:30 - 8:45  : Breakfast  
The Evans Family Multipurpose Room (MPR1) and Rady courtyard

8:45 - 9:45  : Voluntary Disclosure in Bilateral Transactions

Presenter: Vincent Glode (University of Pennsylvania)


10:15 - 11:15 : The Market for Reputation: Repeated Matching and Career Concerns

Presenter: Eunhee Kim (City University of Hong Kong)

Short break

11:30 - 12:30 : Accrual Accounting and Resource Allocation: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Presenter: Jung Ho Choi (Stanford University)

Lunch, Sky Pavilion (5th floor, West elevator)

1:45 - 2:45 : The Effect of Financial Incentives and Career Concerns on Reporting Bias

Presenter: Ulrich Schaefer (University of Zurich)

Short break

3:00 - 4:00 : Voluntary Disclosure and Informed Trading

Presenter: Evgeny Petrov (Swiss Finance Institute)


4:30 - 5:30 : Evidence and Skepticism in Verifiable Disclosure Games

Presenter: Daniel Rappoport (Columbia University)

5:30 - 9:00 : Informal drinks and dinner, Rady Courtyard

9:00 : Shuttle departs at Rady courtyard
Past organizers (2011-2016): A. Beyer, J. Caskey, C. Corona, S. Fan, P. Gao, J. Plehn-Dujowich, R. Saouma and Y. Zhang.  
Current organizing institutions