Accounting Summer Camp

The 2018 Accounting Summer Camp will be held on August 2-3 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Knight Management Center.


All sessions will be held in the Bass Center room B400, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, August 2
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
McCoy Family Courtyard
12:30 – 12:35 pm Welcome Remarks
12:35 – 1:45 pm Presenter: Rebecca Lester, Stanford University
Discussant: Mark Wolfson, Jasper Ridge Partners
1:45 – 2:15 pm Break
Great Room, B412
2:15 – 3:30 pm Presenter: Jonathan Glover, Columbia University
Discussant: Ivan Marinovic, Stanford University
Paper: Accounting Conservatism and Relational Contracting
3:30 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:15 pm Presenter: Clive Lennox, University of Southern California
Discussant: Chris Hogan, Michigan State University
Paper: Opening Up the ‘Black Box’ of Audit Firms: The Effects of Audit Partner Ownership on Audit Adjustments
5:30 – 8:30pm Reception and Dinner
Mac Arthur Park Restaurant
27 University Avenue, Palo Alto
Friday, August 3
9:00 – 9:30am Breakfast
Great Room, B412
9:30 – 10:45am Presenter: Peter Joos, Insead
Discussant: Ed deHaan, University of Washington
Paper: Looking Under the Hood: Quantitative vs Qualitative Inputs to Analysts’ Forecasts of Fundamental Risk
10:45 – 11:15am Break
Great Room, B412
11:15am – 12:30pm Presenter: Joey Engelberg, University of California at San Diego
Discussant: Teri Yohn, Indiana University
Paper: The Partisanship of Financial Regulators
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
McCoy Family Courtyard
2:00 – 3:15pm Presenter: Ed Maydew, University of North Carolina
Discussant: George Plesko, University of Connecticut
Paper: U.S. Firms on Foreign (Tax) Holidays
3:15 – 3:45pm Break
Great Room, B412
3:45 – 5:00pm Presenter: Jungho Choi, Stanford University
Discussant: Cathy Schrand, University of Pennsylvania
Paper: Fraudulent Financial Reporting and the Consequences for Employees
5:30 – 8:30pm Dinner
Mary and Jeff Barth’s Residence
Stanford GSB Participants

Mary Barth, Stanford University
William Beaver, Stanford University
Anne Beyer, Stanford University
Jung Ho Choi, Stanford University
Lisa De Simone, Stanford University
George Foster, Stanford University
Brandon Gipper, Stanford University
Ron Kasznik, Stanford University
David Larcker, Stanford University
Charles Lee, Stanford University
Becky Lester, Stanford University
Ivan Marinovic, Stanford University
Maureen McNichols, Stanford University
Joe Piotroski, Stanford University
Stefan Reichelstein, Stanford University
Mark Wolfson, Stanford University

Andrew Baker, Stanford University
Kurt Gee, Stanford University
Stefan Huber, Stanford University
Ken Li, Stanford University
Sara Malik, Stanford University
Charles McClure, Stanford University
Steven Mitsuda, Stanford University
Trung Nguyen, Stanford University
Shawn Shi, Stanford University
Ido Spector, Stanford University
Edward Watts, Stanford University
Chloe Xie, Stanford University
Christina Zhu, Stanford University

Invited Faculty

John Barrios, University of Chicago Booth
Beth Blankespoor, University of Washington
Hans Christensen, The University of Chicago Booth
John Core, MIT Sloan School of Management
Christine Cuny, New York University
Ed deHaan, University of Washington
Michael Donohoe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scott Dyreng, Duke University
Joseph Engelberg, University of California, San Diego
Omri Even-Tov, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Fischer, University of Pennsylvania
John Gallemore, University of Chicago Booth
Jonathan Glover, Columbia University
Ilan Guttman, New York University
Chris Hogan, Michigan State University
Colleen Honigsberg, Stanford Law School
Peter Joos, INSEAD
Philip Joos, Tilburg University
Borja Larrain, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Clive Lennox, University of Southern California
Mark Maffett, The University of Chicago Booth
Dawn Matsumoto, University of Washington
Ed Maydew, University of North Carolina
Charles McClure, University of Chicago
Greg Miller, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Jim Naughton, Northwestern University
Alexander Nezlobin, University of California, Berkeley
Trung Nguyen, Harvard Business School
George Plesko, University of Connecticut
Catherine Schrand, Wharton School
Eric So, MIT Sloan School of Management
Phil Stocken, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
Daniel Taylor, The Wharton School
Rimmy Tomy, University of Chicago Booth
Guy Weyns, UBS Investment Banks
Teri Yohn, Indiana University/Northwestern University
Gwen Yu, University of Michigan
Xiao-Jun Zhang, University of California, Berkeley
Christina Zhu, University of Pennsylvania


This event is by invitation only. Registration for this conference ended on June 1, 2018.


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 Monday, July 2, 2018. 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 1-2 $359 per night
August 3 $129 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 $23 per day, or self-parking for $19 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.