41st Columbia Burton Accounting Conference

November 11th - 12th, 2022
New York, NY

The 41st Burton Accounting conference, organized by the Columbia Business School, will be held at the Columbia Business School Kravis Hall on November 11th - 12th, 2022. Since 1981, the Accounting Division at Columbia Business School has hosted the annual Burton Conference in honor of Professor Sandy Burton who served as the Chief Accountant at the SEC, the Deputy Mayor of Finance in New York and as the dean of Columbia Business School. Professor Burton earned considerable respect for attempting to bridge the gap between accounting practice and academia. In keeping with that spirit, the conference aims to assemble an accomplished group of scholars and practitioners to discuss new research findings, ideas, methodologies, and trends.

TOPICS: Theoretical, empirical, and experimental studies that advance our understanding of topics in accounting.

For additional information, please contact the organizers at [email protected].

41st Columbia Burton Accounting Conference Attendees

Conference Format: 20 Minutes uninterrupted Presentation, 15 Minutes Discussion & 25 Minutes for Q&A

 Friday, November 11th, 2022

Columbia Business School, Kravis Hall Room 890 (665 West 130th Street)

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast (Kravis 810)

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome Address
Shiva Rajgopal (Columbia, Accounting Division Chair)

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Demand for Stocks and Accounting Information

Presenter: Charles McClure (University of Chicago)
Discussant: Jeremy Bertomeu (Washington University, St. Louis)

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break (Kravis 810)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Impacts of Financial Reporting Mandates on Labor Unions”

Presenter: Anthony Le (Columbia University)
Discussant: Phil Berger (University of Chicago)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch (Kravis 810)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Falling through the Glass Ceiling: The gender gap in Directors Retention after Financial Restatements

Presenter: Sara Malik (University of Utah)
Discussant: Gwen Yu (University of Michigan)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break (Kravis 810)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Governance through Regulation or Market Forces?”

Presenter: Adrian Aycan Corum (Cornell University)
Discussant: Lin Nan (Purdue University)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Break (Kravis 810)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Counterpoised Disclosure: Evidence from the Biotechnology Industry

Presenter: Scarlett Song (University of New Hampshire)
Discussant: Mark Maffett (University of Miami)

6:00 pm

Dinner (Kravis 1040, Exec. Dining Room)

 Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Columbia Business School, Kravis Hall Room 890 (665 West 130th Street)

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast (Kravis 810)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

A Theory of Communication and Coordination in a Polarized Society

Presenter: Sang Wu (Columbia University)
Discussant: Ivan Marinovic (Stanford University)

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Break (Kravis 810)

10:15 am – 11:15 am

The Spillover Effect of Adopting a Formalized Culture-fit Measurement System in the Employee Selection Process”

Presenter: Wei Cai (Columbia University)
Discussant: Jasmijn Bol (Tulane University)

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Break (Kravis 810)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

“The Information Content of Municipal Financial Statements

Presenter: Christine Cuny (New York University)
Discussant: Regina Wittenberg Moerman (University of Southern California)

12:30 pm

Closing Remarks & To-Go Lunch