December 16, 2011 (Friday)

19:00 - 22:00 Welcome Reception at UniBar of UC Bistro

Day1: December 17, 2011 (Saturday)

Venue: Lung Kai Lam Theatre (Rm 6602, Classroom 5) (Lifts 31-32, 6th Floor)

08:30 - 08:45 Tea and Refreshments

Moderator: Amy Zang, HKUST

08:45 - 09:00 Dean's Welcome and Remarks from the Conference Organizing Committee
Leonard Cheng, Dean, HKUST
Kevin Chen, Head of Accounting Department, HKUST

09:00 - 10:00

Executive Pay and Incentives: A Framework and Future Research
Keynote speech by Professor John Core, MIT

10:00 - 10:15 Tea Break
10:15 - 11:15 Product Market Competition and Financial Accounting Misreporting
by Karthik Balakrishnana and Daniel A. Cohen
Presenter: Daniel Cohen, University of Texas at Dallas
Discussant: James Frederickson, Melbourne Business School
11:15 - 12:15 The Earnings Announcement Premium around the Globe
by Brad Barber, Emmanuel De George, Reuven Lehavy and Brett Trueman
Presenter: Reuven Lehavy, University of Michigan
Discussant: Bin Ke, Nanyang Technological University
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch at Multi-Purpose Hall (next to Lung Kai Lam Theatre)
Moderator: Derrald Stice, HKUST
14:00 - 15:00 A Contracting Approach to Conservatism and Earnings Management
by Pingyang Gao
Presenter: Pingyang Gao, University of Chicago
Discussant: Pierre Liang, Carnegie Mellon University

15:00 - 16:00 Global Stock Exchanges' Mechanisms to Reduce Home Bias: Evidence from Euronext
by Grace Pownall, Maria Vulcheva and Xue Wang
Presenter: Xue Wang, Emory University
Discussant: Emanuel Zur, Baruch College at CUNY
16:00 - 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 - 17:15 Admitting Mistakes: An Analysis of Restatements by Foreign Firms Listed in the US
by Suraj Srinivasan, Aida Sijamic Wahid and Gwen Yu
Presenter: Suraj Srinivasan, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Shiheng Wang, HKUST
18:30 Seafood Dinner at Sai Kung 

Day 2: December 18, 2011 (Sunday)

Venue: Lung Kai Lam Theatre (Rm 6602, Classroom 5) (Lifts 31-32, 6th Floor) 

09:00 - 09:15 Tea and Refreshments
Moderator: Xi Li, HKUST
09:15 - 10:15 Actuarial Independence, Client Importance and Pension Assumptions
by Divya Anantharaman
Presenter: Divya Anantharaman, Rutgers Business School
Discussant: Clive Lennox, Nanyang Technological University
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 11:30 Mandatory IFRS Adoption in Europe and the Contractual Usefulness of Accounting Information in Executive Compensation
by Neslihan Ozkan, Zvi Singer and Haifeng You
Presenter: Haifeng You, HKUST
Discussant: Yong Yu, University of Texas at Austin
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch at China Gardent Restaurant (G/F)