2013 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 21

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm --- Welcome Reception at the home of Marlene and David Plumlee

Friday, February 22

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

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

Moderator: Steve Stubben

Feng Chen "Auditor Industry Expertise and the Timeliness and Usefulness of Litigation Loss Contingency Disclosures"

Suraj Srinivasan "Securities Litigation Risk for Foreign Companies Listed in the U.S."

Discussants: Cathy Shakespeare and Roger Silvers

9:30 am to 5:15 pm --- Skiing at Alta Ski Area

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

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

Moderator: Leslie Hodder

Thomas Hemmer "Optimal Relative Performance Evaluation"

Brian Cadman "Who Sets Price in the Labor Market: The Case of Dynamic CEOs"

Discussant: Shane Dikolli

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

Saturday, February 23

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

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

Moderator: Luzi Hail

Sudarshan Jayaraman "The Effect of Corporate Transparency on Bank Risk-taking and Banking System Fragility"

Qi Chen "Asset Informativeness and Market Valuation of Firm Assets"

Discussants: Regina Wittenberg Moerman and Panos Patatoukas

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