First Annual Scandinavian Accounting Research Conference

Thursday to Friday
  • Starts:18:00, 27 April 2017
  • Ends:17:00, 28 April 2017
  • Location:BI Norwegian Business School, Auditorium A2-090
  • Contact:Irmelin Sørensen (irmelin.sorensen@bi.no)

Thursday, April 27:

18.00-20.00: Conference dinner at BI. Meet at main reception desk at 6 PM.

Friday, April 28 (room A2-090):

09.00-09.10: Welcome by Dr. Inge Jan Henjesand, President of BI Norwegian Business School

09:10-10.00: Paper 1: Ole-Kristian Hope (Rotman). “Do Conservative Auditors Induce Myopic Underinvestment in R&D?”
Discussant: Wei Shi (NHH)

10.00-11.00: Paper 2: Tzu-Ting Chiu (NHH). “Election Cycles and the Timing of Layoff Notices.”
Discussant: Limei Che (USN)

11.00-12.00: Paper 3: Ignacio Lopez (BI). “The Effect of Trust on Taxation Arbitrage through Dividend Payments.”
Discussant: Stefan Anchev (Umeå)

Lunch: 12.00-13.00

13.00-14.00: Paper 4: Marleen Willekens (KU Leuven). “Tax Avoidance, Ownership Patterns, and High-Quality Auditing in Private Firms.”
Discussant: Florian Eugster (SSE)

14.00-15.00: Paper 5: Jeff Downing (BI). “Capital Requirements and Balance-Sheet Management by Large Banks.”
Discussant: Frank Thinggaard (Aarhus)

15.00-16.00: Paper 6: Wei Shi (NHH). “CEO Expertise and the Design of Compensation Contracts: Evidence from Generalist versus Specialist CEOs.”
Discussant: Jeff Downing (BI)

16.00-17.00: Panel and Audience Discussion on Publishing and Research-Career Issues

Moderators: Ole-Kristian Hope and Marleen Willekens


17.00: Conference ends; announcement of next year’s conference