Date and Time:

Jan 29, 2016
8:00am to 4:30pm

Shell Auditorium
Jones Graduate School of Business, McNair Hall
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005
 

Time Presenter Location
7:30am-8:25am Breakfast (Anderson Family Commons)  
8:25am-8:30am Opening Remarks
Jeff Fleming
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8:30am-9:15am Session I
Kara Wells (SMU)
Earnings Surprises and Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence from Option Implied Volatility
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9:15am-10:00am Session II
Bin Li (UT Dallas)
Corporate Political Contributions and Tax Avoidance
Shell Auditorium
10:00am-10:20am Break (Anderson Family Commons)  
10:20am-11:05am Session III
Matt Ege (A & M)
Regulatory Bias – Preliminary Evidence from PCAOB Inspection Findings
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11:05am-11:50am Session IV
Janet Meade (UH)
Knowledge Spillover of Tax Litigation among Networked Firms
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11:50am-1:00pm Lunch (Anderson Family Commons)  
1:00pm-1:45pm Session V
George Drymiotes (TCU)
Rubberstamping, Deferring and Board Effectiveness
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1:45pm-2:30pm Session VI
Brian Akins (Rice)
Debt Contracting on Management
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2:30pm-2:50pm Break (Anderson Family Commons)  
2:50pm-3:35pm Session VII
Raghu Venugopalan (UT Arlington)
Countervailing Incentives and Optimal Bias in Internal Reporting Systems
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