2011 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 24

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm --- Welcome Reception at Piñon Market and Cafe

Friday, February 25

7:00 am to 7:30 am --- Continental Breakfast at the University Park Marriott

7:30 am to 9:15 am --- Session 1

Moderator: Rachel Hayes

Jeff Abarbanell "Why Returns on Earnings Announcement Days are More Informative than Other Days"

Russell Lundholm "The Impact of Perceived Competition on the Profitability of Investments and Future Stock Returns"

Discussants: Linda Vincent and Daniel Beneish

9:30 am to 5:15 pm --- Skiing at Alta Ski Area (weather permitting; we'll announce the day's ski destination in the morning)

5:15 pm to 5:30 pm --- Snack

5:45 pm to 7:30 pm --- Session 2

Moderator: Aiyesha Dey

Fei Xie "Managerial Ownership of Debt and Accounting Conservatism"

Divya Anantharaman
"Inside Debt and the Design of Corporate Debt Contracts"

Discussant: Xue Wang

7:45 pm to 10:00 pm --- Dinner at the University Park Marriott

Saturday, February 26

7:00 am to 7:30 am --- Continental Breakfast

7:30 am to 9:15 am --- Session 3

Moderator: Carolyn Levine

Gauri Bhat "Credit Risk and IFRS: The Case of Credit Default Swaps"

Sudarshan Jayaraman "Exit as Governance: An Empirical Analysis"

Discussants: Richard Carrizosa and Mary Billings

9:30 am to 4:00 pm --- Skiing at Deer Valley Resort

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm --- Apres Ski at Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge, Second Floor Lounge

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm --- Dinner at the Deer Valley Seafood Buffet in the Snow Park Lodge