December 14, 2017 (Thursday)

18:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception at UniQue of Conference Lodge

Day1: December 15, 2017 (Friday)

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

08:45 - 09:00 Tea and Refreshments
09:00 – 09:10

Dean's Welcome and Remarks from the Conference Organizing Committee
Kar Yan Tam, Dean of Business and Management, HKUST
Kevin Chen, Head of Accounting Department, HKUST

09:10 – 10:40 Keynote speech by Professor Mary Barth, Stanford Graduate School of Business
10:40 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00

The Effect of Credit Rating Changes on Volunary Disclosure
by Riddha Basu, James P. Naughton and Clare Wang
Presenter: James P. Naughton, Northwestern University
Discussant: Stephen Stubben, University of Utah

12:00 – 13:00

The Effect of Mandatory Disclosure on Market Inefficiencies: Evidence from Statement of Financial Accounting Standard Number 161
by John L. Campbell, Urooj Khan and Spencer Pierce
Presenter: John L. Campbell, University of Georgia
Discussant: Lorien Stice-Lawrence, University of Southern California

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch (7/F Lee Shau Kee Business School, HKUST)
14:15 – 15:15

Short-Sales Constraints and Aftermarket IPO Pricing
by Panos N. Patatoukas, Richard G. Sloan and Annika Yu Wang
Presenter: Annika Yu Wang, University of Houston
Discussant: Marlene Plumlee, University of Utah

15:15 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 16:45 

Big News, Market Reactions, and Attention around Earnings Announcements
by Henry Friedman and, N. Bugra Ozel and Daniel Andrei
Presenter: Henry Friedman, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Discussant: Jeffrey Ng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

17:15 Boat Trip and dinner out at Sai Kung

Day 2: December 16, 2017 (Saturday)

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

08:45 - 09:00 Tea and Refreshments
09:00 - 10:00

U.S. Firms on Foreign (tax) Holidays
by Travis Chow, Jeffrey L. Hoopes and Edward L. Maydew
Presenter: Edward L. Maydew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Discussant: Oliver Zhen Li, National University of Singapore

10:00 - 11:00

Economic Event Characteristics and Disclosure Choice: Evidence from Influential Negative Economic Events
by Jason D. Schloetzer, Ayung Tseng and Teri Lombardi Yohn
Presenter: Ayung Tseng, Indiana University
Discussant: Ningzhong Li, University of Texas at Dallas

11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15

Order Backlog Disclosure before Seasoned Equity Offerings
by Szu-fan Chen, Zhihong Chen
Presenter: Szu-fan Chen, HKUST
Discussant: T.J. Wong, University of Southern California

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch  (3/F Lounge, Lee Shau Kee Business School, HKUST)