December 15, 2016 (Thursday)

19:00 - 22:00 Welcome Reception at UniQue of Conference Lodge

Day1: December 16, 2016 (Friday)

Venue: Room 3001, 3/F, LSK Business Building

08:35 - 08:50 Tea and Refreshments
08:50 - 09:00 Dean's Welcome and Remarks from the Conference Organizing Committee
Kar Yan Tam, Dean of Business and Management, HKUST
Charles Hsu, Acting Head of Accounting Department, HKUST

Corporate Tax Avoidance: What do we know and what should we know?
09:00 - 10:30 Keynote speech by Professor Michelle Hanlon, MIT Sloan School of Management
10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 - 11:45 Robo-Journalism and Capital Markets
by Elizabeth Blankespoor, Ed deHaan and Christina Zhu
Presenter: Ed deHaan, University of Washington
Discussant: Roby Lehavy, University of Michigan
11:45 - 12:45 Does financial reporting above or below the operating income matter to firms and investors? The case of investment income in China
by Mei Luo, Shuai Shao and Frank Zhang
Presenter: Frank Zhang, Yale University
Discussant: Peter Joos, INSEAD
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch at LSK 7/F Lounge
14:00 - 15:00 Relative Performance Benchmarks: Do Boards Get It Right?
by Paul Ma, Jee Eun Shin and Charles CY Wang
Presenter: Charles Wang, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Eric Yeung, Cornell University
15:00 - 16:00 Regulation of Compensation
by Anya Kleymenova and Irem Tuna
Presenter: Anya Kleymenova, University of Chicago
Discussant: Francois Brochet, Boston University
16:00 - 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 - 17:15 The tale of silent dogs: Do stock prices fully reflect the implication of news withholding?
by Frank Zhou and Yuqing Zhou
Presenter: Frank Zhou, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Brian Miller, Indiana University
17:45 Boat Trip and dinner out at Sai Kung

Day 2: December 17, 2016 (Saturday)

Venue: Room 3001, 3/F, LSK Business Building

08:45 - 09:00 Tea and Refreshments
09:00 - 10:00 Economic Determinants of the Decision to Voluntarily Adopt Mark-to-Market Accounting for Pension Actuarial Gains and Losses
by Jaewoo Kim, Charles E Wasley and Joanna Shuang Wu
Presenter: Jaewoo Kim, University of Rochester
Discussant: Sarah McVay, University of Washington
10:00 - 11:00 The Measurement of Speculative Investing Activities and Aggregate Economic Outcomes
by Asher Curtis and Hyung Il Oh
Presenter: Asher Curtis, University of Washington
Discussant: Luo Zuo, Cornell University
11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15 The Power of Numbers: Base-Ten Threshold Effects in Reported Revenue
by Derrald Stice, Earl K Stice, Han Stice and Lorien Stice-Lawrence
Presenter: Derrald Stice, HKUST
Discussant: Mark Bradshaw, Boston College
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch at LSK 7/F Lounge