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2018 Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research

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The 2018 Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research, sponsored  by  PwC and hosted by the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School of Business, was held May 17-18, 2018.  Research papers from prominent experimental accounting researchers across all five major subdivisions of accounting research were presented. 

The symposium was held in the Darla Moore School of Business, located at 1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC.  The symposium schedule and photos from the events are below.

2018 Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research

May 17, 2018        
12:00 - 1:15 PM                              Welcome Lunch (Comments from Mark Cecchini, Department Chair) Sonoco Pavilion
1:15 - 1:30 PM Opening Remarks:  Donna Bobek Schmitt Room 136
1:30 - 2:45 PM Performance Measurement and Pay Dispersion Room 136
  Authors:         Donald Moser, University of Pittsburgh [pdf] (presenter)
                          Conor Brown, University of Pittsburgh
                          John Harry Evans, III, University of Pittsburgh
                          Adam Presslee, University of Waterloo
Discussant:    Robert Grasser, University of South Carolina
2:45 - 3:15 PM Break Sonoco Pavilion
3:15 - 4:30 PM Decision Making Under Tax Provision Uncertainty: The Case of Sunsets Room 136
  Authors:         Diana Falsetta, University of Miami [pdf] (presenter)
                          Rebekah Moore, James Madison University
                          Timothy Rupert, Northeastern University
Discussant:    Chelsea Rae Austin, University of South Carolina
4:30 - 5:30 PM Free Time  
5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception 5th Floor
6:30 - 8:00 PM Dinner 5th Floor
8:00 PM - Please explore one of Columbia's many venues for dessert and/or additional drinks.   
May 18, 2018    
7:45 - 9:00 AM Breakfast Sonoco Pavilion
9:00 - 10:15 AM Innovative Accounting Interviewing: A Comparison of Real and Virtual Accounting Interviewers Room 136
  Authors:        David A. Wood, Brigham Young University [pdf] (presenter)
                         Matthew D. PIckard, University of New Mexico
                         Ryan Schuetzler, University of Nebraska at Omaha
                         Joseph S. Valacich, University of Arizona
Discussant    Clark Hampton, University of South Carolina             
10:15 - 10:45 AM Break Sonoco Pavilion
10:45 - 12:00 PM How Following Regulatory Guidance Can Increase Auditors' Litigation Risk Exposure Room 136
  Authors:          Jennifer R. Joe, University of Delaware [pdf] (presenter)
                          Benjamin Luippold, Babson College
                          Kerri-Ann Sanderson, Bentley University
Discussant:    Aaron Zimbelman, University of South Carolina
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch (Comments from Peter Brews, Dean) Sonoco Pavilion
1:30 - 2:45 PM Curbing Earnings Management: Experimental Evidence on How Clawback Provisions and Board Monitoring Affect Managers' Use of Discretion Room 136
  Authors:          Jeffrey Hales, Georgia Institute of Technology [pdf] (presenter)
                          Balaji Koka, Rice University
                          Shankar Venkataraman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Discussant:    Andrew Collins, University of South Carolina
2:45 - 3:00 PM Closing Remarks  (Donna Bobek Schmitt, Committee Chair)  

Printable Symposium Agenda [pdf]

Symposium Presentation Jennifer Joe 2018 Symposium speaker
Participants Discuss Paper Participants Ask Questions
Symposium Lunch Lively Lunch Conversation
Sympoisum Lunch Presentation Dean Brews speaks to Symposium participants
ACCT Chair M Cecchini talks with participants DMSB Courtyard