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Session A1: Taxation

Session Chair: Lamia Chourou (University of Ottawa)
Time: 10:15-12:00 / Location: DMS 4120

“Does the Financial Reporting for Income Tax Expense affect the Timeliness of Goodwill Impairments?”
Zach King (Wisconsin-Madison), Daniel P. Lynch (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Bridget Stomberg (Indiana University), and Steve Utke (University of Connecticut).
Discussant: Alex Edwards (University of Toronto)

“Capital Gains Taxation and Funding for Start-ups”
Alex Edwards (University of Toronto), and Max Todtenhaupt (LMU Munich)
Discussant: Andrew P. Schmidt (North Carolina State University)

“Examining which Tax Rates Investors Use for Equity Valuation”
Kathleen Powers (University of Tennessee), Andrew P. Schmidt (North Carolina State University), Jeri Seidman (University of Virginia), and Bridget Stomberg (University of Georgia).
Discussant: Daniel P. Lynch (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Session A2: Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations

Session Chair: Tiemei (Sarah) Li
Time: / Location: 10:15-12:00 DMS 4170

The Association of Internal Control Weaknesses and Reduced Regulatory Oversight: The Case of Publicly Funded Charter Schools”
Jean Ryberg Bradley (Eastern Washington University, Spokane) and Dana Forgione (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Discussant: Laurence Johnson (Colorado State University)

Discussant: Laurence Johnson (Colorado State University)

Municipal OPEB Contributions: The Roles of Governance Structure and Economic Factors
Suzanne Lowensohn (University of Vermont), Laurence Johnson (Colorado State University), Alan Styles (California State University San Marcos), and Robert J. Eger III (Naval Postgraduate School)
Discussant: Jean Ryberg Bradley (Eastern Washington University)

Session A3: Climate Change/CSR Reporting

Session Chair: Philip McIlkenny (University of Ottawa)
Time: 02:30-4:15 / Location: DMS4120

“Capital Market Expectations of Risk Materiality and the Credibility of Managers’ Risk Disclosure Decisions”
Ella Mae Matsumura (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachna Prakash (University of Mississippi), and
Sandra C. Vera-Munoz (University of Notre-Dame)
Discussant: Jody Grewal (Harvard Business School)

“Product Market Competition and Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures”
Ji Woo Ryou (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Albert Tsang (York University) and  Kun (Tracy) Wang (Australian National University)
Discussant: Jingjing Zhang (McGill University)

“Disclosure of Emerging Trends: Evidence from Climate Change Business Opportunities”
Jody Grewal (Harvard Business School)
Discussant: Dongyoung Lee (McGill University)

Session A4: Accounting, Valuation and Innovation *

Session Chair: Cheryl S. McWatters, Editor, Accounting History Review and Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History (University of Ottawa)
Time: 02:30-4:15  / Location: DMS4170

“Just Fines: Valuation Tables, Church Lands, and Economic Reason in Early Modern England”
William Deringer  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

“Communication, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Lessons from the Industrial Revolution”
Leonard Dudley (Université  de Montréal)

* This session is presented in collaboration with the Accounting History Review and the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair Speaker Series in Business History.

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