Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference
Thursday, May 29th

All activities are in Van Munching Hall (VMH)

8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (VMH 1400 Atrium)

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome (VMH 1412 Rouse Room)

Michael O. Ball, Senior Associate Dean and Dean's Chair in Management Science,
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.

“An Analysis of the Maturity and Strategic Impact of Investments in ERM”

Mark Beasley, North Carolina State University

Bruce Branson, North Carolina State University

Don Pagach, North CarolinaState University

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

“Shareholders' Preference for Excessively Risky Projects, Equilibrium Debt Contracts, and Bailouts”

Michael J. Smith, Boston University 

10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Break (VMH 1400 Atrium)

11:10 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

“Risk Management Committee Formation: Symbolic Commitments to Risk Management or Substantive Monitoring of Risk Outcomes?”

Chris S. Hines, Missouri State University

Gary F. Peters, University of Arkansas

11:55 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch  (VMH 2517 Executive Dining Room)

Keynote Speaker: 
Clifford Rossi, Executive-in-Residence and Professor of the Practice,
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland,
and former Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Citigroup’s Consumer Lending Group

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

“The Effect of Agency Problems on Optimal Operating Leverage And Risk Allocation”

Hui Chen, University of Colorado

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.

“The Spectacular Growth in Financial Derivatives:  Is it the Effect of Accounting Methods or Public Policy?”

A. Rashad Abdel-Khalik, University of Illinois

Po-Chang Chen, Miami University

3 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Break (VMH 1400 Atrium)

3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Panel “Role of Accounting in Managing Risk”

A. Rashad Abdel-Khalik, Professor of Accountancy and V.K. Zimmerman, Professor in International Accounting, University of Illinois

Eugene Cantor, Special Counsel from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Securities and Corporate Practices Division)

Shyam Sunder, James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Yale School of Management, Yale University

4:25 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Reception – Food and Drinks (VMH 2333 Executive Meeting Space)

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Concluding Dinner (VMH 2333 Executive Meeting Space)