Former Congressman and Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Michael G. Oxley, will speak on the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Accounting & Information Assurance
Fikret Polat began the program in Fall 2015. His research interests include financial accounting and the role of accounting information in the macroeconomy, corporate governance, behavioral finance and tax avoidance.
Cody Hyman began the program in Fall 2015. Her research interests include bank supervision, behavioral finance, and market discipline.
Kyungran Lee join the program in Fall 2011. Her primary research interest is in empirical financial accounting, with a focus on understanding how capital market participants use both accounting and non-accounting information. In her dissertation, Kyungran empirically investigates a situation where nondisclosure is considered favorably in the market with a credible signaling channel on the proprietary nature of the information withheld.
Wenfeng Wang began the program in Fall 2011. His research interests include ecoonomic effects of financial disclosure regulation, corporate finance, financial intermediary, and accounting theory. Wenfeng's working paper explores information loss across sequential earnings forecasts: measurement, magnitude, and an application.
Yue Zheng began the program in Fall 2012. Her research interests include corporate governance, disclosure and regulation, and accounting and macroeconomics. Her working papers explore the source of financing and firm performance post Chapter 11 emergence, the market reaction to pay ratio disclosure rule, and reputation of the CEO using credit scorecard measurements.
Sijing Wei began the program in Fall 2012. Sijing's research investigates voluntary disclosure, capital markets, product markets, earnings management and corporate social responsibility. One of her working papers explores information transparency and product market competition. Her second working paper discusses corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting and the GAP between perceived and actual CSR performance.
Heedong Kim began the program in Fall 2013. His research interests include voluntary disclosure, corporate governance, uncertainty around the earnings announcement, and firm's productivity.
Yi Cao began the program in Fall 2013. His research interests include corporate governance, financial reporting, information security, ethics and disclosure.
Ruyun began the program in Fall 2014. Her research interests include financial accounting and specifically capital market research including funadmental analysis and valuation as well as tests of capital makret efficiency.