December 13, 2018 (Thursday)

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

Day1: December 14, 2018 (Friday)

Venue: Room 1001, 1/F, LSK Business Building

08:35 - 08:50 Tea and Refreshments
08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from the Conference Organizing Committee
Kevin Chen, Head of Accounting Department, HKUST

09:00 - 10:30 Keynote speech by Professor Wayne Guay, University of Pennsylvania
10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break

                                                SESSION 1

                                  Moderator: Chao Tang, HKUST 

10:45 - 11:45

Politics and Specificity of Information: Evidence from Financial Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts in a Relationship-based Economy
by Forester Wong, T.J. Wong and Tianyu Zhang
Presenter: T.J. Wong, University of Southern California
Discussant: Jenny Chu, Cambridge Judge Business School

11:45 - 12:45

When Do Investors Pay Attention to Foreign Filings?
by Jedson Pinto and Edward Sul
Presenter: Edward Sul, George Washington University
Discussant: Dushyantkumar Vyas, University of Toronto

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch at LSK 7/F Lounge

                                                 SESSION 2

                                  Moderator: Emily Wang, HKUST 

14:00 - 15:00

Crowdsourced Financial Analysis and Information Asymmetry at Earnings Announcements
by Enrique A. Gomez, Frank L. Heflin, James R. Moon, Jr. and James D. Warren
Presenter: James R. Moon Jr, Georgia Institute of Technology
Discussant: Angela Gore, The George Washington University

15:00 - 16:00

Action-Based Contracts Between Firms and Shareholders
by Jordan Schoenfeld
Presenter: Jordan Schoenfeld, Georgetown University
Discussant: Oktay Urcan, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

16:00 - 16:15

Tea Break

16:15 - 17:15 Financial Statement Complexity and Bank Lending
by Indraneel Chakraborty, Andrew J. Leone, Miguel Minutti-Meza and Matthew A. Philips
Presenter: Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami
Discussant: Christopher Williams, University of Michigan
17:45 Dinner at Sai Kung

Day 2: December 15, 2018 (Saturday)

Venue: Room 1001, 1/F, LSK Business Building

08:45 - 09:00      Tea and Refreshments  

                                                      SESSION 3

                                  Moderator: Evgeny Petrov, HKUST 

09:00 - 10:00       Input Price Shocks and Investment: Evidence from OEMs
by Rimmy E. Tomy
Presenter: Rimmy Tomy, University of Chicago
Discussant: Gans Narayanamoorthy, Tulane University
10:00 - 11:00

Do Managers Avoid Disclosing to High Frequency Traders?
by Danqi Hu and Andrew Stephan
Presenter: Danqi Hu, Northwestern University
Discussant: Andrew Van Buskirk, The Ohio State University

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

The Complementarities of Accounting Information and Its Off-equilibrium Role
by Frank Gigler and Chao Tang
Presenter: Chao Tang, HKUST
Discussant: Tim Baldenius, Columbia Business School

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch at China Garden Restaurant (G/F)