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Darla Moore School of Business

Speaker Series

The Moore School provides opportunities for students and faculty to gain valuable insights into a variety of business topics through presentations made by our colleagues at other universities as well as business leaders. As a leading business school, our goal is to broaden the knowledge of our community and share insights into the evolving business environment.


April 5, 2019
Amy Hageman (Kansas State University)

March 22, 2019
Pat Wheeler (University of South Florida)

March 1, 2019
Justin Lieby (University of Florida)

February 8, 2019
Matthew D. DeAngelis (Georgia State University)


November 2, 2018
Martin Schmidt (ESCP Europe - Berlin), "Model-based fair values for financial instruments: relevance or reliablity? Conjoint measurement-based evidence"

Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research, Day 2
Friday, May 18, 2018
David A Wood (Brigham Young University), "Innovative Accounting Interviewing: A Comparison of Real and Virtual Accounting Interviewers"
Jennifer Joe (University of Delaware), "How Following Regulatory Guidance Can Increase Auditors' Litigation Risk Exposure"
Jeffrey Hales (Georgia Institute of Technology), "Curbing Earnings Management: Experimental Evidence on How Clawback Provisions and Board Monitoring Affect Managers' Use of Discretion"

Palmetto Symposium on Experimental Accounting Research, Day 1
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Donald Moser (University of Pittsburgh), "Performance Measurement and Pay Dispersion"
Diana Falsetta (University of Miami), "Decision Making Under Tax Provision Uncertainty: The Case of Sunsets"

Friday, February 23, 2018
Frank Hodge (University of Washington), "The Effect of Humanizing Robo-Advisors on Investor Judgments"


Friday, November 17, 2017
Robert Knechel (University of Florida), "Competitive Rivalry in Audit Markets"

Friday, November 10, 2017
Jeremy Lill (Georgia State University), "The Effects of Managerial Discretion Timing and Managers' Relative Performance Information on Worker Performance, Trust, and Reciprocity"

Friday, September 8, 2017
Khim Kelly (University of Central Florida), "Using a Game-of-Chance to Motivate Employee Learning: Evidence from the Field"

Friday, April 14, 2017
Tim Rupert (Northeastern University), "The Effect of Tax Expense Management and CSR Performance on Investor Perceptions and Behavior"

Friday, March 31, 2017
Lisa Koonce (University of Texas), "Text versus video: The effect of non-verbal cues on investor judgments about forward-looking disclosures"

Friday, March 24, 2017
Shane Dikolli (Duke University), "CFO co-option and CEO compensation"

Friday, March 3, 2017
Willie Choi (University of Pittsburgh), "The Performance Effects of Tangible Versus Cash Rewards: The Mediating Role of Categorization"


Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Mark Zimbelman (Brigham Young University), "How Auditors' Creativity Influences Their Recognition of Responses to Fraud Risk"

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Adam Vitalis (Georgia Tech), "A dollar for a tree or a tree for a dollar? The behavioral effects of measurement basis on CSR investment decisions"

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
Kevin Jackson (University of Illinois), "The Effects of Managers' Strategic Disclosure Responses to Negative Media-Mentions on Investors' Judgments"

Friday, April 1, 2016
Shane Stinson (University of Alabama), "The Effects of Income Tax Timing & Goal Feedback on Employees' Retirement Investment Decisions"


Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Anne Magro (George Mason University), "The Potential of the Review Process to Detect & Mitigate Advocacy Bias"

Friday, April 24, 2015
Bowe Hansen (Virginia Tech) will present his research, title to be announced

Friday, March 27, 2015
Kee Jae Hong (University of North Carolina - Charlotte) presented "The Expected Rate of Return on Equity Capital Implied by Analysts’ Forecasts of Earnings and Target Prices” (co-authored with Zhi Da and Peter Easton).

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
Alan Webb (Waterloo University), “The Effects of Hedonic Gift Card Rewards Versus Cash Rewards in a Sales Tournament: A Field Experiment,” co-authored with Khim Kelly (University of Waterloo) and Adam Presslee (University of Pittsburgh)

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Vicki Dickinson (Ole Miss), "Leaders vs. Laggards: Conditional Firm Life Cycle and its Effect on Operating and Market Performance," (co-author, Brett Cantrell, University of Mississippi)


Oct. 17, 2014
Joe Brazel (NC State), David A. Bush Distinguished Lecturer, "Hindsight Bias and Professional Skepticism," (co-authors, Scott Jackson, USC; Tammie Schaefer, Univ. of Missouri; and Bryan Stewart, BYU)

Sept. 26, 2014
Mark Nelson (Cornell University), "Reporting Accounting Changes and Their Multi-Period Effects," (co-author, Scott Emett, New York University)

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Shankar Venkataraman (Georgia Tech), "More than Just Frequency: The Effect of Guidance Consistency on Investor Judgment," (co-author, Michael Tang, New York University)

Friday, April 11, 2014
Velina Popova (Virginia Tech), "Are Non-professional Investors' Attitudes Consistent with their Behaviors toward Earnings Management?"

Friday, March 28, 2014
Marcus Doxey (University of Alabama), "Communication Risk in External Auditing: A Model of Client Knowledge Sharing and Withholding"


Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
Alex Woods (College of William & Mary), "Consistency and Organizational Justice: The role of calibration committees in subjective performance evaluation systems (co-authored with Karen Sedatole: Michigan State University)"

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Joel Owens (University of South Carolina), "Rational Selections and Earnings Management"

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Charles Boster (University of South Carolina), "An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Mutual Shared Interest on Honest in Managerial Reporting (co-authored with Michael Majerczyk, University of South Carolina)"

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Marsha Keune (University of South Carolina), "Local Audit Market Competition: The Determinants and Effects of Non-Big N Leadership"

Friday, March 22, 2013
David Wood, (Brigham Young University), "Recruiting Internal Auditors: The Effect of Using the Internal Auditor Function as a Management Training Group and Performing Consulting Services"

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Beth Vermeer (Drexel University), "IRS Oversight, Client Risk, and Tax Professionals: Does Increased Control Deter Aggressive Decision Making?"

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
Jason Rasso (University of Florida), "The Influence of Mindsets on Professional Skepticism in Auditors"

Friday, January 25, 2013
Bryan Stikeleather (University of Pittsburgh), "Relying on goodwill versus financial self-interest to induce whistle-blowing on internal misconduct"


Monday, Nov. 19, 2012
Jon Pyzoha (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), "The Effects of Executive Compensation and Auditor Specialization on CFO Decision-Making during a Potential Restatement That Will Lead to a 'Clawback'"

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
Steve Kachelmeier (University of Texas - Austin), "Be Careful What You Wish For: The Effects of Communicated Values on Performance-Based Incentives"

Friday, April 13, 2012
Thomas Vance (University of Waterloo), "The Moderating Effects of Ex Post Subjectivity on the Relation between Goal Difficulty and Performance"

Friday, April 6, 2012
Lillian Mills (University of Texas-Austin), "The Effect of Political Sensitivity and Bargaining Powe on Taxes: Evidence from Federal Contractors"

Friday, March 16, 2012
Mohan Venkatachalam (Duke University), "Voice Pitch Predicts Labor Market Success"

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Stephen Brown (University of Florida), "Specialization Through Client Commonality and its Effect on Audit Production Costs"

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
Timothy Brown (Cornell University), "Advantageous Comparison and the Slippery Slope to Fraud"

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Adam Vitalis (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "The Impact of Client-Specific Experience and Efficiency Pressure on Risk Assessment Effectiveness"

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Justin Lieby (University of Illinois), "How Do Consultants Persuade Managers to Adopt Management Control Systems?"


Nov. 14, 2011
Nicole Jenkins (Vanderbilt University), "Relevant but Delayed Information in Negotiated Audit Fees: Evidence from Stock Price Crashes"

Nov. 11, 2011
Bryan Church (Georgia Tech), "Shared Interest and Honesty in Budget Reporting"

Nov. 7, 2011
Mina Pond (Southern Methodist University), "The Impact of Internal Audit Function Quality and Contribution on Audit Delays"

Nov. 4, 2011
Bill Tayler (Emory University), "To Compensate or Control? Motivating Employees in a Multidimensional Task"

Oct. 14, 2011
Rick Hatifled (University of Alabama), "The Effect of the Social Mismatch Between Staff Auditors and Client Management on the Collection of Audit Evidence"

Sept. 30, 2011
Brooke Elliott (University of Illinois), "How Do Investors' Affective Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance Influence Their Estimates of Fundamental Value?"

April 8, 2011
Bob Libby (Cornell University), "Financial Statement Disaggregation and Auditors' Tolerance for Misstatement"

Feb. 11, 2011
Jim Hunton (Bentley University), "External Auditors' Reliance on the Internal Audit Function: The Role of Second-Order Belief Attribution"

Jan. 21, 2011
Dave Ziebart (University of Kentucky), "Does the choice of forecast precision reflect management's intentions to use irregularities?"


Nov. 5, 2010
Jeffrey Hales (Georgia Institute of Technology), "Accounting for Lease Renewal Options: The Tradeoff between Transaction Structuring and Informational Effect"

Sept. 24, 2010
Joseph Brazel (North Carolina State University), "Do Nonprofessional Investors React to Fraud Red Flags?"

April 2, 2010
Susan Jurney (University of Alabama), "The Effects of Varying Levels of Relevance and Reliability on Nonprofessional Investors' Judgment"


Nov. 13, 2009
Mark Peecher (University of Illinois), presented "Informal Consultation and Auditors' Belief Revision: The Effects of Advisor Affiliation and Advice Quality"

Oct. 30, 2009
Michael Williamson (University of Texas - Austin), presented "Corporate Social Responsibility and Implicit Contracting"

Oct. 2, 2009
Kathryn Kadous (Emory University), presented "When do Jurors Second-Guess Accounting Estimates? The Effects of Accounting Standard Structure and Accounting Norms on Auditor Liability"

April 15, 2009
Brian Mayhey (University of Wisconsin), presented "Self-Regulation: Experimental Evidence on Reputation and Peer Review"

April 3, 2009
Wayne Thomas (University of Oklahoma), presented "International Evidence on Analyst Stock Recommendations, Valuations, and Returns"

Feb. 27, 2009
Kevin Jackson (University of Illinois), presented "The Effect of Management Forecast Disaggregation on Investor's Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation"