Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Symposium 2023

Symposium Dates

October 27–28, 2023


Fordham University School of Law
Lincoln Center Campus
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Room 7-119


The Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Symposium will take place October 27–28, 2023, at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus in New York City. The Symposium is arranged in collaboration with Fordham University. It will begin at 2:00 p.m. on October 27, and will include an afternoon session on October 27 and a morning session on October 28. Symposium attendance is by invitation only.

  • Friday October 27, Room 7-119 (Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023)


    Registration/Coffee & Cookies, 12:30 to 1:00 PM

    Moderator: Yuan Xie (Fordham)
    Welcoming remarks, Associate Dean, Professor N.K. Chidambaran, 1:00 to 1:10 PM
    Keynote speech, Professor Shiva Rajgopal (Columbia), 1:15 to 1:35 PM

    Moderator: Benjamin Segal (Fordham)
    Plenary paper I, 1:40 to 2:25 PM
    Remedial Actions After Corporate Social Irresponsibility
    Presenter: Aneesh Raghunandan (LSE), Discussant: Yiwei Dou (NYU)

    Plenary paper II, 2:30 to 3:15 PM
    Environmental regulatory risks, firm pollution, and mutual funds’ portfolio choices
    Presenter: Simon Xu (Harvard), Discussant: Aneesh Raghunandan (LSE)

    Coffee break, 3:15 to 3:30 PM

    Plenary paper III, 3:35 to 4:20 PM
    Effects of Mandatory Carbon Reporting on Unrepresentative Environmental Disclosures
    Presenter: Jingjing Wang (Calgary), Discussant: Lisa Liu (Columbia)

    Concurrent Session I, 4:25 to 5:25 PM
    Feedback on Emerging Corporate Policies
    Presenter: Yabo Zhao (CUHK-ShenZhen)

    Long-Term Common Ownership and Workplace Safety Violations
    Presenter: Lin Tong (Fordham)

    The Impact of Environmental Sustainability Initiatives on Managers’ R&D Decisions
    Presenter: Conner Blake (UMass Amherst)

    Before-reception speeches
    JAAF Editor-in-Chief Professor Xiao-jun Zhang (UC Berkeley), 5:35 to 5:45 PM
    Professor Peter Easton (Notre Dame), 5:50 to 6:00 PM

    6:00 to 7:30 PM Reception (Schmeltzer Dining Area, 2nd floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023)


    Saturday October 28, Room 7-119 (Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023)


    Breakfast 8:00 to 8:30 AM

    Moderator: Hye Seung (Grace) Lee (Fordham)
    Plenary paper IV, 8:30 to 9:15 AM
    ESG Ratings of ESG Index Providers
    Presenter: Suhas Sridharan (Emory), Discussant: Fabrizio Ferri (Miami)

    Plenary paper V, 9:20 to 10:05 AM
    Weathering the Weather: Does Extreme Weather Affect the Cost of an Audit?
    Presenter: Estelle Yuan Sun (BU), Discussant: Mengjie Huang (Fordham)

    Coffee break 10:05 to 10:20 AM

    Plenary paper VI, 10:25 to 11:10 AM
    Do Tax Rates Affect Corporate Social Responsibility? A Natural Experiment from Corporate Tax Reforms
    Presenter: Yiwei Fang (Soochow), Discussant: Devin Williams (Oklahoma)

    Concurrent Session II, 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    Peer Effects in Environmental and Social Performance: The Role of Managers’ Compensation Incentives
    Presenter: Joseph A. Micale (NJIT)

    Pollution Abatement Investment under Financial Frictions and Policy Uncertainty
    Presenter: Chi-Yang Tsou (Manchester)

    Searching For Directors
    Presenter: Zeyu Ou (Miami)

    Concluding remarks, Accounting Area Chair, Professor Stan Veliotis, 12:20 to 12:30 PM
    12:30 Boxed Lunch


Scientific Committee

C. S. Agnes Cheng, Ph.D., - University of Oklahoma, Co-Chair
Peter Clarkson, Ph.D., - University of Queensland
Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.D., - Fordham University
Hye Seung (Grace) Lee, Ph.D., - Fordham University
Lisa Yao Liu, Ph.D., - Columbia University
Lukasz Pomorski, Ph.D., - AQR
Benjamin Segal, Ph.D., - Fordham University
Qiang Wu, Ph.D., - Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Yuan Xie, Ph.D., - Fordham University, Co-Chair
Yuan Zou, Ph.D., - Harvard University


Registration Information


Questions? Please Email: [email protected]