Skip Navigation LinksConference on Financial Economics and Accounting
Sign In
Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting

Welcome to the 23nd Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting

The Conference


The University of Southern California will host the 23rd Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA) November 16 and 17, 2012.

The Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting is sponsored by a consortium of eight universities (Indiana University, Georgia State University, University of Maryland, New York University, University of North Carolina, Rutgers University, University of Southern California, and University of Texas). It is a highly selective, refereed conference of research papers in financial economics and accounting. The conference holds parallel sessions on topics that are broadly of interest to both finance and accounting researchers.  The Financial Economics and Accounting Conference will showcase various sessions on best practices and current events in Accounting and Finance with keynote speakers presenting their distinctive perspectives on the world of Financial Economics and Accounting. 

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker (Friday Dinner) - David Hirshleifer

David joined the finance faculty at the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine in July 2006 after serving as the Kurtz Chair in Finance at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, the Waterman Professor of Finance at the University of Michigan Business School, and as a tenured faculty member at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
His expertise includes corporate finance, investments, and behavioral finance. Some of his recent research has been on psychology in firms and markets, and how emotions affect stock prices and managerial decision biases. He has also conducted research on risk management, determinants of futures prices, the effects of social interactions on markets, fads and fashions in economic decisions, and how psychological bias affects political and regulatory decisions.

Keynote Speaker (Saturday Luncheon) - Wayne R Guay

Wayne Guay is the Yageo Professor of Accounting at The Wharton School
of the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Rochester, and has published many articles in leading accounting, finance and economics journals on topics such as design of executive compensation contracts, stock-based incentives, corporate governance, accounting and valuation of employee stock options, risk management, firm valuation, and earnings management. He has lectured and presented his research at more than one hundred universities and conferences around the world. He currently serves as an editor of the Journal of Accounting & Economics, and is the coordinator for the Wharton Accounting Doctoral Program. Dr. Guay has consulted with both public and private organizations on issues such as design of executive compensation and incentive structures, corporate governance, employment contracting, insider trading, and valuation. He has also provided expert testimony in a variety of high-profile litigation matters.

Sponsored by:

The USC Marshall School of Business

SEC and Financial Reporting Institute

USC Marshall Finance & Business Economics Department

© Copyright 2012 USC Marshall School of Business