AES Weekly Webinars

The AES hosts a Research Webinar for working papers of joint interest in Economics and Accounting. The webinars are on Fridays 10:00AM PST (1:00PM EST), and you can connect using the following link (with a computer or smartphone). If you would like to subscribe to the webinar announcements or present a paper, please email

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Schedule 2020

05/28/2021, Investment Efficiency and Welfare with Feedback Effects, Bradyn Breon-Drish (UCSD)

05/21/2021, Managing Employee Retention Concerns: Evidence from US Census Data, Eva Labro (UNC)

05/7/2021, JAR Conference, no webinar

04/30/2021, Signaling, Instrumentation, and CFO Decision-Making, Gilles Chemla (Imperial-Dauphine)

04/23/2021, Uncertainty, Contracting, and Beliefs in Organizations, Paolo Fulghieri (UNC)

04/16/2021, Contracting on what Firm Owners Value, Jonathan Bonham (Chicago)

04/09/2021, Columbia Burton Conference, no webinar

04/02/2021, Learning to Disclose: Disclosure Dynamics in the 1890s Streetcar Industry, Matthias Breuer (Columbia)

03/26/2021, Job Search with Financial Information: Theory and Evidence, Jungho Choi (Stanford)

03/19/2021, New Perspectives in Audit Theory, Part II: Economics and Audit Research, R. Knechel (Florida), readings 1 and 2

03/12/2021, New Perspectives in Audit Theory, Part I: Three Recent Advances in Auditing, M. Ye (Toronto), H. Friedman (UCLA), H. Hwang (Austin)

03/05/2021, Whoever Has Will Be Given More: Information Sharing in Financial Markets, Liyan Yang (Toronto)

02/26/2021, Nick Dopuch Conference and University of Houston Conference, no webinar

02/19/2021, Was Sarbanes-Oxley Costly? Evidence from Optimal Contracting on CEO Compensation, Chen Li (NYU Shangai)

02/12/2021, Sequential Reporting Bias, Cyrus Aghamolla (Minnesota)

02/05/2021, Monitoring Spillovers Between Competing Passive and Active Asset Managers, Lucas Mahieux (Tilburg)

01/29/2021, Motivating through Managing by Walking Around, Pablo Casas-Arce (Arizona)

01/22/2021, FARS conference, no seminar

01/15/2021, Accounting for Compensation: Dynamic Moral Hazard and Optimal Accruals, Seung Lee (Odense)

12/04/2020, Editor Panel on Writing Theory in Accounting, with I. Guttman (NYU), F. Sabac (Alberta), P. Fischer (Wharton) and T. Hemmer (Rice),
moderated by J. Bertomeu (Wash U)

11/27/2020, Thanksgiving Break

11/20/2020, Zeqiong Huang (Yale), Why Impose Accounting Uniformity Information

11/13/2020, Xiaojing Meng (NYU), Information, Incentives and CEO replacement

11/06/2020, Kevin Smith, Disclosing to Informed Traders

10/23/2020, Martin Szydlowski (Minnesota), Friends Don’t Lie: Monitoring and Communication With Risky Investments

10/16/2020, Jeremy Bertomeu (Wash U), The Editor's Problem

10/09/2020, Giulio Trigilia (Rochester), Voluntary disclosure, moral hazard & default risk

10/02/2020, Ning Gong (Deakin), Partial Information Disclosure and Share Price Volatility

09/25/2020, Stefan Schantl (Melbourne), Rules-Based versus Principles-Based Accounting Standards: A Relevance-Enforceability Tradeoff

09/18/2020, JAR Conference, no webinar

09/11/2020, Wenjie Xue (NUS), On the Real Effects of Asset Write-offs: Theory and Empirical Evidence

09/04/2020, Fanny Camara (USC), Preemption and Forecast Acccuracy: A Structural Approach

08/28/2020, Joyce Tian (Waterloo), CEO Overconfidence, Moral Hazard and Investment

08/21/2020, Zach Kaplan (Wash U), Show Me the Money! Dividend Policy in Countries with Weak Institutions

08/14/2020, Aneesh Raghunandan (London School of Economics), Information Diffusion and Opportunism: Evidence from Occupational Safety Violations

07/24/2020- 08/07/2020, summer school, no webinar

07/17/2020, Tim Shields (Chapman), Accounting Conservatism as a Social Norm

07/10/2020, Tom Ruchti (Carnegie Mellon), The Value of Lending Relationships

07/03/2020, Richard Lowery (Austin), Collusion in Brokered Markets

06/26/2020, Davide Cianciaruso (HEC), Information Design in Financial Markets

06/19/2020, Dan Taylor (Wharton), Voluntary Disclosure when Private Information and Proprietary Costs are Jointly Determined

06/12/2020, Beatrice Michaeli (UCLA), Voluntary Disclosure of Firms Covered by Analysts with Uncertain Forecasting Objective

06/05/2020, Jon Glover (Columbia), Optimal Pay-Performance Sensitivity for Team Incentives between Top Executives

05/29/2020, Seung Lee (Odense), Accounting Information and Contracting Dynamics

05/22/2020, Pierre Chaigneau (Queen), CEO Turnover, Performance Measurement and Monitoring

05/15/2020, Adam Spencer (Nottingham), Policy Effects of International Taxation on Firm Dynamics and Capital Structure

05/08/2020, Carlos Corona (Carnegie Mellon), Accounting Standards Uniformity, Comparability, and Resource Allocation Efficiency

05/01/2020, Tong Lu (Houston), Prudential Regulation under the CECL Model: Reward/Risk and Cycle Turns

04/24/2020, Lucas Mahieux (Tilburg), Interplay between Accounting and Prudential Regulation

04/17/2020, Phil Stocken (Dartmouth), Regulatory Standards, Auditor Industry Specialization, and Audit Quality

04/10/2020, Edwige Cheynel (UCSD), On Market Concentration and Disclosure

04/03/2020, Henry Friedman (UCLA), Interested Intermediaries

03/13/2020, Daniel Rappoport (Chicago), Rank Uncertainty in Organizations

02/28/2020, Snehal Banerjee (UCSD), The Man(ager) Who Knew Too Much

02/14/2020, Minlei Ye (Toronto), Audit Partner Identification, Assignment, and the Labor Market for Audit Talent

01/31/2020, Judson Caskey (UCLA), Investor agreement: Implications for the pricing of idiosyncratic risk

12/06/2019, Xu Jiang (Duke), Why is Certified Financial Reporting Mandatory? A Real-Effects Perspective

11/25/2019, Pierre Liang (Carnegie Mellon), Accounting and Real Effects: A Calibration

11/22/2019, Kevin Smith (Stanford), Learning about Risk-Factor Exposures from Earnings: Implications for Asset Pricing and Manipulation

11/15/2019, Wouter Dessein (Columbia), Organizational Capital, Corporate Leadership and Firm Dynamics

11/10/2019, Sri Sridhar (Northwestern), Voluntary Earnings Forecasts, Investment Decisions, and Earnings Management

11/01/2019, Korok Ray (Texas A&M), Performance Targets and Earnings Management

04/10/2019, Ronghuo Zheng (UT Austin), Signaling Entrepreneurial Vision via Information System Design

09/27/2019, Ram Ramanan (SUNY Binghampton), Disclosing to conceal: Impeding competitor learning from the stock market

07/05/2019, Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi), Grantmaking