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JBFA 2019 Capital Markets Conference

JBFA Event



Registration Deadline:

May 15, 2019

CFRA Contact



Phone: +49 30 21231-1286



JBFA 2019 Capital Markets Conference


May 22-24, 2019
ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

  • Program

    This is a preliminary conference program. Final program will be published soon. Please keep in mind that there might be some changes in the current schedule.


    *presenting author


    Wednesday, May 22



    Delegates arrive


    20:00 – 22.00     

    Informal early bird reception:

    Capri by Fraser Hotel

    Scharrenstraße 22, 10178, Berlin                         


    Thursday, May 23


    09.00 – 09.25         


    9.25 – 9.30

    Opening remarks


    9.30 – 10.30

    Session 1Fair value accounting: Perspectives for future research

    Cathy Shakespeare* (University of Michigan), Ryan McDonough (Rutgers University) and Argyro Panaretou (Lancaster University);

    Discussant: Ulf Brüggemann (Humboldt University)


    10.35 – 11.35

    Session 2:  Accounting conservatism and the profitability of corporate insiders

    Akram Khalilov (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); and Beatriz Garcia Osma* (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid);

    Discussant: Sudipta Basu (Temple University)


    11.35 – 12.00

    Coffee break


    12.00 – 13.00

    Session 3:  Selective disclosure and the role of form 8-K in the post-Reg FD era

    Cristi Gleason* (University of Iowa); Zhejia Ling (Iowa State University); and Rong Zhao (University of Calgary)

    Discussant: Frank Heflin (University of Georgia)


    13.00 - 14.30



    14.30 – 15.30

    Session 4The effect of trade secrets protection on disclosure of forward-looking financial information

    Yutao Li* (University of Lethbridge); and Yan Li (University of Melbourne)

    Discussant: Steve Stubben (University of Utah)


    15.30 – 16.00

    Afternoon tea break


    16.00 – 17.00

    Session 5The effect of audit market structure on audit quality and audit pricing in the private-client market

    Jeroen van Raak (University of Amsterdam); Eric Peek* (Erasmus University); Roger Meuwissen (Maastricht University); and Caren Schelleman (Maastricht University)

    Discussant: Dan Amiram (Tel Aviv University)


    17.15 – 18.00

    JBFA Editorial Board meeting



    Conference dinner

    Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

    Französische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin



    Friday, May 24


    9.00 - 10.00

    Session 6:  The effect of the UK Bribery Act 2010 on growth, cost of equity and value

    Suhee Kim* (University of Edinburgh); and William Rees (University of Edinburgh)

    Discussant: Annita Florou (Bocconi University)


    10.05 – 11.05

    Session 7:  Internal information quality and firm innovation

    Kelly Huang* (Florida International University); Brent Lao (Illinois State University); and Gregory McPhee (Clemson University)

    Discussant: Gilad Livne (Exeter University)


    11.05 – 11.30

    Morning coffee break


    11.30 – 12.30

    Session 8:  Measuring CEO personality using machine-learning algorithms: A new approach and validity tests 

    Karel Hrazdil (Simon Fraser University); Jiri Novak (Charles University); Rafael Rogo* (Indiana University); Christine Wiedman (University of Waterloo); and Ray Zhang (Simon Fraser University)

    Christoph Sextroh (Tilburg University)


    12.30 – 13.30 Lunch et finis


  • Organizers

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    Hosted by


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    Organizational aspects


    Organizational aspects and support: ESMT Berlin, Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing.

    For all questions, please contact:

  • Registration


    Conference attendance is by invitation only and free of charge. You can pre-register here. Please indicate in the comments field if you are registering as (1) an editor, (2) an editorial board member, or (3) a presenting author.


    NOTE:  The attendance of this conference is limited. The email you will receive upon pre-registration is a confirmation of your interest to attend only, and the confirmation of your attendance will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please only book accommodation once you receive the confirmation of your attendance.


    For any questions regarding registration, please contact us at

  • Hotel Accommodation


    Rooms have been reserved for speakers and special guests. Please contact the organizers at for more information.


    We have arranged a special rate at several hotels near our campus. Please contact the hotels directly using the code and/or allocation link below. Please note that, where the allocation link is not provided, the code cannot be used for online booking through the hotel's website, and the booking has to be made per email.



    Derag Living Hotel Großer Kurfürst**** in Berlin Mitte


    • Rate: €103 incl. breakfast
    • Booking code: JBFA 2019
    • Booking of pre-reserved rooms is possible until April 25, 2019

    Map from ESMT to hotel




    COSMO Hotel Berlin Mitte


    • Rate: €199 incl. breakfast for Deluxe single room
    • Booking code: JBFA 2019
    • Booking of pre-reserved rooms is possible until April 24, 2019

    Map from ESMT to hotel


  • Call for papers (closed)


    Please note that the Call for papers is closed. The list of presenting papers will be published soon. You can see the Call for papers here.

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