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2019 Virginia Tech Accounting Research Conference Agenda

June 21, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome remarks by Dr. Jack Maher, Department Head, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Effect of Auditors’ Incentives on the Disclosure Prominence of Identified Misstatements
Roy Schmardebeck (University of Tennessee)
Discussant: Scott Johnson (Virginia Tech)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Non-Audit Services and the Timeliness and Reliability of Earnings Announcements
Michelle Nessa (Michigan State University)
Discussant: Michelle Harding (Virginia Tech)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The existence and effect of competition in the audit market:  Evidence from the bidding process
Jaime Schmidt (University of Texas at Austin)
Discussant: Matt Cobabe (Virginia Tech)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Division of Labor Between Auditors and Valuation Specialists in Audits of Fair Values: Problems and Potential for Change under Amended PCAOB Standards
Emily Griffith (University of Wisconsin)
Discussant: Sean Hillison (Virginia Tech)

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free Time

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

June 22, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Taking Longer to Reject than Approve:
Female Employees’ Decision-Making Speed Differential

Fei Du (University of Illinois)
Discussant: Michelle Lowry (Virginia Tech)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 
The Long Arm of the U.S. Tax Law:
Participation Rates and Costs related to Mandated Information Sharing

Brady Williams (University of Texas at Austin)
Discussant: Paul Demere (University of Georgia)

12:00 p.m.
Conference concludes, optional hike in the afternoon

Participants go on a hike after the conference