Accounting Summer Camp

The 2019 Accounting Summer Camp will be held on August 15-16 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Knight Management Center.


All sessions will be held in the Gunn Building room G101, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, August 15
9:00 – 11:00 am Optional Company Visit
11:30 – 12:30 pm Registration: G101
Lunch: McCoy Family Courtyard
12:30 – 12:35 pm Welcoming Remarks
Joe Piotroski, Stanford University
12:35 – 1:45 pm Presenter: John Gallemore, University of Chicago
Discussant: Lisa De Simone, Stanford University
Paper: Tax Policy Uncertainty
1:45 – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 – 3:30 pm Presenter: Vivian Fang, University of Minnesota
Discussant: Doug Skinner, University of Chicago
Paper: Negative Peer Disclosure
3:30 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:15 pm Presenter: Gaoqing Zhang, University of Minnesota
Discussant: Alex Nezlobin, University of California, Berkeley
Paper: Timely Loan Loss Provisioning: A Double-Edged Sword?
5:30 – 8:30 pm Reception and Dinner
Coupa Cafe at Stanford Golf Course
198 Junipero Serra Blvd, Stanford, CA 94305
Friday, August 16
9:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 – 10:45 am Presenter: Brandon Gipper, Stanford University
Discussant: Ana Albuquerque, Boston University
Paper: Executive Pay for Luck: New Evidence over the Last Twenty Years
10:45 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 – 12:30 pm Presenter: Thomas Bourveau, Columbia University
Discussant: Bill Mayew, Duke University
Paper: A New Measure of Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Corporate Websites
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch at Bass Center, Board Room, B400
Guest Speaker: Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor
2:00 – 3:15 pm Presenter: Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Eva Labro, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paper: Taxes and Risk-taking Incentives
3:15 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 5:00 pm Presenter: Kevin Smith, Stanford University
Discussant: Judson Caskey, University of California, Los Angeles
Paper: Measuring Risk Information
5:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner
Mary and Jeff Barth’s Residence
Stanford GSB Participants
Professor Emerita, Accounting
Professor Emeritus, Accounting
Associate Professor, Accounting
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Associate Professor, Accounting
Professor, Accounting
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Professor, Accounting
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Professor, Accounting
Professor, Accounting
Associate Professor, Accounting
Associate Professor, Accounting
Professor, Accounting
Professor, Accounting
Professor Emeritus, Accounting
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Consulting Professor, Accounting

Invited Faculty

See our list of participating faculty from other universities:
  • Ana Albuquerque, Boston University
  • Harald Amberger, Dartmouth College
  • Salman Arif, University of Minnesota
  • Philip Berger, University of Chicago
  • Beth Blankespoor, University of Washington
  • Matthew Bloomfield, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Bourveau, Columbia Business School
  • Judson Caskey, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Anna Costello, University of Michigan
  • Ed DeHaan, University of Washington
  • Omri Even Tov, University of California, Berkeley
  • Vivian Fang, University of Minnesota
  • Fabrizio Ferri, Miami Business School
  • Henry Friedman, University of California, Los Angeles
  • John Gallemore, University of Chicago
  • Kurt Gee, Penn State University
  • Jacquelyn Gillette, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Gunther Glenk, University of Mannheim
  • David Godsell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ilan Guttman, New York University
  • Michelle Hanlon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mirko Heinle, University of Pennsylvania
  • Colleen Honigsberg, Stanford Law School
  • Xu Jiang, Duke University
  • Philip Joos, Tilburg University
  • Yaniv Konchitchki, University of California, Berkeley
  • Eva Labro, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Wayne Landsman, University of North Carolina
  • Alastair Lawrence, London Business School
  • Paul Ma, University of Minnesota
  • Mark Maffett, Chicago Booth
  • Dawn Matsumoto, University of Washington
  • Bill Mayew, Duke University
  • Charles McClure, University of Chicago
  • Beatrice Michaeli, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Venky Nagar, University of Michigan
  • Alexander Nezlobin, University of California, Berkeley
  • Trung Nguyen, Harvard Business School
  • Patricia O’Brien, University of Waterloo
  • Maria Ogneva, University of Southern California
  • Marcel Olbert, University of Mannheim
  • Regina Ortmann, Universität Paderborn
  • Jonas Reinecke, Stanford University
  • Delphine Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Haresh Sapra, The University of Chicago
  • Douglas Skinner, University of Chicago
  • Eric So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Suhas Sridharan, Emory University
  • Chris Stewart, University of Melbourne
  • Charles Wang, Harvard Business School
  • Brady Williams, University of Texas
  • Gaoqing Zhang, University of Minnesota
  • Christina Zhu, University of Pennsylvania


This event is by invitation only. Registration for this conference ended on June 10, 2019.


We have reserved a block of rooms for this conference at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.

Each attendee must make his/her own reservation and must mention “Accounting Summer Camp Conference” in order to receive the group rate. Speakers and discussants coordinate with Rochelle Bagalso to book your lodging.

Ways to Make Your Reservation

Call 1 (800) 325-3535
Email Sheraton Reservations with your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Name of your group
  • Arrival and departure date
  • Credit card number and expiration date (to guarantee reservation)
Online Sheraton Online Reservations

Cut-Off Date

The reservation cut-off date is Thursday, July 25 2019. Any remaining rooms in the block will be released this day. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be taken on a space-available basis and the group rate will no longer be guaranteed.

Guest Room Rate and Billing

The per-night rate for a single or double room is:

August 14 - Aug 17 check out $319 per night

The following taxes and fees are applied per room per night:

Occupancy tax 14%
California tourism tax 0.195%
Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism fee $0.84
These taxes are not included in the room rate and are subject to change without notice.

Each individual will be responsible for his or her own room, tax and incidental charges. A credit card deposit will be requested upon check-in.


We offer valet parking for $25 per day, or self-parking for $20 per day.

Check-In and Check-Out Time

The check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. The hotel will accommodate early arrivals on a space-available basis only. If you do not check-in before 12:01 am the day following your arrival, we will release the hold on the room and it will be available for general sale.

Guest Room Internet

High-speed internet access is complimentary in the guest rooms.

No Show or Failure to Show Policy

All individual guest rooms must be canceled 48 hours or more prior to arrival to receive a full refund. If a guest should fail to show, on the reserved arrival date, a charge of one-night room and tax will be charged to the individual’s credit card or to the contracted account assigned.