London Business School Accounting Symposium
The Symposium brings together leading accounting scholars in an informal setting to discuss high-quality academic papers.
13th London Business School Accounting Symposium, 19-20 June 2014
Papers were presented on Thursday (morning and afternoon) and on Friday morning.
Eight papers were presented across the two days. This year's invited speakers were Robert Bushman (UNC), Patricia Dechow (Berkeley) and Richard Sloan (Berkeley).
Presented papers are as follows. *Presenting authors are marked with an asterisk.
- "The Effect of Bank Competition on Accounting Choices, Operational Decisions and Bank Stability: A Text-Based Analysis" - Robert M. Bushman* (UNC), Bradley E. Hendricks & Christopher D. Williams (Michigan) (PDF document, 1.2mb)
- "Systematic Distress Risk: Evidence from State-Contingent Failure Prediction" - Maria Ogneva (USC), Joseph D. Piotroski (Stanford) & Anastasia Zakolyukina* (Chicago) (PDF document, 322kb)
- "CLOs' Trading Activity and Performance" - Yun Lou (HEC Paris), Maria Loumioti (USC) & Florin Vasvari* (London Business School) (PDF document, 493kb)
- "SEC Comments Letters and Insider Sales" - Patricia Dechow*, Alistair Lawrence & James Ryans (Berkeley) (PDF document, 990kb)
- "Crowdsourcing Forecasts: Competition for Sell-Side Analysts?" - Rick Johnston* (Rice) & Michael Wolfe (Virginia Tech) (PDF document, 485kb)
- "Why are Losses Less Persistent than Profits? Curtailments Versus Conservatism" - Alistair Lawrence, Richard G. Sloan* (Berkeley) & Yuan Sun (Boston) (PDF document, 394kb)
- "Stock Picking Skills of SEC Employees" - Shivaram Rajgopal* (Emory) & Roger M. White (Georgia State) (PDF document, 489kb)
- "Predicting Restatements in Macroeconomics Indicators Using Accounting Information" - Suresh Nallareddy* (Columbia) & Maria Ogneva (USC) (PDF document, 321kb)
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