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The University of Hong Kong

2nd Accounting Theory Conference

January 10 - 11, 2020

Block B, Cyberport 4, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Organizer: Accounting and Law, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU

It is our pleasure to announce and invite you to attend the second HKU Accounting Theory Conference to be held on January 10-11, 2020. With the growing number of theory researchers in Asia Pacific Region, we are very excited to have this opportunity for theorists to get connected, exchange research ideas, and boost general interest in theoretical research in the region.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Prof. Jonathan Glover from Columbia University. Prof. Glover is a Professor of Accounting in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Prof. Glover’s research is on accounting theory and information economics. The topics he has worked on include earnings management, financial accounting standard setting and regulation, corporate governance, individual vs. team incentives, various aspects of capital budgeting such as the interaction between real options and incentives, performance measurement, and managerial compensation. Professor Glover is an editor of The Accounting Review and serves or has served on other editorial boards, including those of the Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research (as an ad-hoc editor), and Management Science (as an associate editor).

This year’s conference features the following presenters:
Davide Cianciaruso (HEC Paris)
Mirko Heinle (Wharton)
Ivan Marinovic (Stanford University)
Stefan Schantl (University of Melbourne)
Lin Qiu (University of Hong Kong)
Liyan Yang (University of Toronto)

The conference is now open for registration if you are interested in attending. The registration for participation is free, but participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations expenses. Please register for the conference through the link here before December 10 to let us know if you plan to attend.


Day 1
January 10 – Lecture Theatre B, Level 1, Block B, Cyberport
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Guochang Zhang
(Area Head of Accounting and Law, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU)
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Keynote Speech
Jonathan Glover, Columbia University
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
“Information Production and Market Feedback”
Liyan Yang, University of Toronto
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch – Prompt Restaurant, Le Meridien Cyberport
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
"Dynamic Blockholder Incentives: Liquidity and Reputation"
Ivan Marinovic, Stanford University
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee/Tea Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
“Say on Pay and the “Quiet Life” of Boards”
Lin Qiu, The University of Hong Kong
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Coffee/Tea Break
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
“Strategic Withholding and Imprecision in Asset Measurement” 
Davide Cianciaruso, HEC Paris
6:00 pm
Transportation to Dinner
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner – TBA
Day 2
January 11 – Classroom A, Level 3, Block B, Cyberport 4
9:15 am - 10:15 am
“Interested Intermediaries”
Mirko Heinle, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Coffee/Tea Break
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
“Governance Quality, Financial Reporting, and Shareholder Activism: The Economic Effects of Mandatory Executive Compensation Disclosure”
Stefan Schantl, University of Melbourne
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch – Rainbow Seafood Restaurant (Lamma Island)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Activities – Lamma Island Hiking (optional)

   Contact Us


Faculty of Business and Economics
Room 1305, 13/F, K.K. Leung Building,
The University of Hong Kong  


Dr. Jing Li
( +852 ) 3917 1004

Ms. Fanny Yeung
( +852 ) 3917 8620

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