1st Accounting Theory Workshop Series

We are pleased to announce the 1st Ph.D Workshop in Accounting Theory, moderated by J. Bertomeu, C. Li, I. Marinovic, S. Terry and F. Zhou. The workshop is a one-day event on Monday, August 6th, one day after JATC at George Washington University, and intended as a collaborative exercise to think about topics and papers within a particular area relevant to accounting theory. The workshop combines lectures and hands-on experiences, and is targeted toward a small group to encourage interactions (10-20 attendees). It is open to Ph.D students and interested faculty in accounting and related areas. Please find a preliminary program below. The first topic in the series is Theory and Empirical Analysis; if you are interested, please send an email to Ashley Hartford at ahartfor@ucsd.edu. You will need to register separately from the Junior Accounting Theory Conference as these are two separate events.

The conference is held at the George Washington University School of Business, 2201 G Street, Washington, DC 22052 in room Dukes 254. As the conference takes place on Sunday, you MUST enter the building from its main entrance on 22nd Street. Please make sure you bring an ID with you.

Workshop Program


8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. | Breakfast

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Opening Words

J. Bertomeu, Rady School of Management, UCSD


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Session 1

Introduction to Structural Estimation
S. Terry, Boston University


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Morning Break


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Session 2

Overview of Structural Estimation Methods

J. Bertomeu, Rady School of Management, UCSD


12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Workshop Session 1

Using Matlab in Accounting Research | Small work groups

Y. Liang, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College


12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Lunch and Panel Session

Hard-Learned Tips and Strategies for Successful Theory Research

J. Caskey, Anderson School of Management, UCLA; J. Gerakos, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth; M. Heinle, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; X. Meng, Stern School of Business, New York University


2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Session 3

Estimating Contracts

C. Li, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Afternoon Break


4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Session 4

Bayesian Estimation in Accounting

F. Zhou, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Workshop Session 2

A Simple Matlab Toolbox for GMM

J. Bertomeu, Rady School of Management, UCSD


5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Workshop Session 3

Program Your Own Estimation | Small work groups

Animated by J. Bertomeu, Rady School of Management, UCSD; C. Li, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College; I. Marinovic, Stanford Graduate School of Business; and F. Zhou, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Organizers: J. Bertomeu (jbertomeu@ucsd.edu), C. Li (Chen.Li@baruch.cuny.edu), I. Marinovic (imvial@stanford.edu), S. Terry (stephenjamesterry@gmail.com) and Frank Zhou (szho@wharton.edu). Don’t hesitate to email any of us if you have any questions.