2016 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 18

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm --- Welcome Reception* at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 E Campus Center Drive
▻ Faculty lounge: 7th floor, south end ◅
Parking Map

* with thanks to Cambridge Publishing for additional support

Friday, February 19

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

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

Moderator: Carolyn Levine

James Naughton "Do changes in accounting standards affect corporate credit ratings?"

Roger Silvers "The effects of cross-border information-sharing on enforcement and earnings attributes"

Discussants: Steve Stubben and Aiyesha Dey

9:30 am to 4:00 pm --- Skiing at Alta Ski Area

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

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

Moderator: Richard Sloan

Beatrice Michaeli "The impact of discretionary disclosure on financial reporting systems: An extension of Bayesian persuasion"

Thomas Bourveau "Manager-specific litigation risk and corporate disclosure: Evidence from shareholder derivative suits"

Discussants: Phil Stocken and Mary Billings

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

Saturday, February 20

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

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

Moderator: Richard Saouma

Justin Hopkins "Reveal or conceal? Reputational costs to independent directors for disclosing misbehavior"

Anna Bergman Brown "The effect of director busyness on monitoring and advising: Evidence from a natural experiment"

Discussants: Yonca Ertimur and John Barrios

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