Corporate Accountability Reporting Conference 2013

January 18, 2013

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Alyssa Konopka
Accounting & Management
Harvard Business School
Morgan Hall 390D
Soldiers Field, Boston, MA
Telephone: 617.495.6760


Jan 18
8:15 - 9:00 AM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session 1: Causes and Consequences of Firms' Self-Reported Anticorruption Efforts

Hermes Fund Managers’ Best Paper Prize (second place)

Hawes 101

Co-authors: Paul Healy (Harvard Business School) and George Serafeim (Harvard Business School)

Discussant: Joseph Weber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

10:00 - 10:20 AM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

10:20 - 11:20 AM

Session 2: What do U.S. multinationals' voluntary geographical employment disclosures tell us?

Hawes 101

Co-authors: Anne Beatty (The Ohio State University) and Scott Liao (University of Toronto)

Discussant: Sugata Roychowdhury (Boston College)

11:20 - 11:40 AM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Session 3: Managers' Green Investment and Related Disclosure Decisions

Hermes Fund Managers’ Best Paper Prize (first place)

Hawes 101

Co-authors: Patrick Martin (University of Pittsburgh) and Donald Moser (University of Pittsburgh)

Discussant: Robert Bloomfield (Cornell University)

12:40 - 1:50 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

1:50 - 2:50 PM

Session 4: Active Ownership

Hawes 101

Co-authors: Elroy Dimson (London Business School), Oguzhan Karakas (Boston College), and Xi Li (Temple University)

Discussant: April Klein (New York University) and Suraj Srinivasan (Harvard Business School)


2:50 - 3:10 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

3:10 - 4:10 PM

Session 5: Corporate Social Responsibility and Insider Trading: The Role of Reputational Costs

Hawes 101

Co-authors: Feng Gao (University of Illinois-Chicago), Ling Lei Lisic (George Mason University), and Ivy Zhang (University of Minnesota)

Discussant: Joseph Piotroski (Stanford University)

4:10 - 4:30 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Session 6: Signaling Through Corporate Accountability Reporting

Hawes 101

Co-authors: Thomas Lys (Northwestern University), James P. Naughton (Northwestern University), and Clare Wang (Northwestern University)

Discussant: Chris Armstrong (University of Pennsylvania)

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Cocktails and Dinner

Williams Room, Spangler Center