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Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research

The 2019 Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research, hosted by the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School of Business, will be held May 16-17, 2019.  Attendance is by invitation only.

Presenters will include:

  • Rick Hatfield, University of Alabama
  • Steven Kachelmeier, Univeristy of Texas - Austin
  • Kristine Rennekamp, Cornell University
  • Timothy Rupert, Northeastern University
  • Michael Williamson, Universit of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
    The 201PwC Logo8 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 following research was presented:

"Performance Measurement and Pay Dispersion," presented by Donald Moser, University of Pittsburg, co-authored by Conor Brown and John Harry Evans, III (University of Pittsburgh) and Adam Presslee (University of Waterloo).

"Decision Making Under Tax Provision Uncertainty: The Case of Sunsets," presented by Diana Falsetta, University of Miami, co-authored by Rebekah Moore (James Madison University) and Timothy Rupert (Northeastern University).

"Innovative Accounting Interviewing: A Comparison of Real and Virtual Accounting," presented by David A. Wood, Brigham Young Universitym, co-authoried by Matthew D. Pickard (University of New Mexico), Ryan Schuetzler (University of Nebraska - Omaha), and Joseph S. Valacich (University of Arizona).

"How Following Regulatory Guidance Can Increase Auditors' Litigation Risk Exposure," presented by Jennifer R. Joe, University of Delaware, co-authored by Benjamin Luippold (Babson College) and Kerri-Ann Sanderson (Bentley University).

"Curbing Earnings Management: Experimental Evidence on How Clawback Provisions and Board Monitoring Affect Managers' Use of Discretion," presented by Jeffrey Hales, Georgia Institute of Technology, co-authored by Balaji Koka (Rice University) and Shankar Venkataraman (Georgia Institute of Technology).

Printable 2018 Symposium Agenda [pdf]
Photos from the 2018 Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research

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