Midyear Best Paper Award

Purpose: The Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award is intended to provide an incentive for researchers to focus their efforts on topics relevant to the practicing profession and standard-setters. The award will be made to the author(s) of a paper presented at the midyear meeting that is judged to best reflect the tradition of academic scholarship and be of relevance to problems facing the accounting profession and standard-setters.

Nature of Award:The Midyear Best Paper Award carries with it a $1,500 cash prize and engraved plaques for the authors of the winning paper. The winner will be announced and recognized at the Section's meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting in year of the award. The Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award is intended to provide an incentive for researchers to focus their efforts on topics relevant to the practicing profession and standard-setters. The award will be made to the author(s) of a paper presented at the midyear meeting that is judged to best reflect the tradition of academic scholarship and be of relevance to problems facing the accounting profession and standard-setters.

Rules and Submission Procedures: After the meeting, the committee will email all meeting attendees to ask for nominations.  A paper nominated shall be accompanied by a letter, preferably by a non-author of the paper, explaining the basis for the nomination. The Midyear Meeting BestPaper Award committee will then obtain copies of all nominated papers and determine the award winners.

Nomination: To submit a nomination, e-mail a pdf file of the nominated paper and an accompanying nomination letter to the Chair of the Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Committee:

Chair of the FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Committee – Michael Kimbrough (mkimbrough@rhsmith.umd.edu)

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

FARS Midyear Best Paper Award Winners

2017

Robo-Journalism and Capital Markets

Elizabeth Blankenspoor, Ed deHaan, and Christina Zhu

2016

The Real-Time Information Content of Macroeconomic News: Implications for Firm-Level Earnings Expectations

Jose M. Carabias Palmeiro

2015

Tax Rates and Corporate Decision Making

John R. Graham, Michelle Hanlon, Terry Shevlin, and Nemit Shroff

2014

Financial Statement Irregularities: Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers

Dan Amiram, Zahn Bozanic, and Ethan Rouen

President's Letter

Mark Bradshaw

Dear Visitors and FARS Members,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse set of academics who employ numerous research and teaching approaches to further our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the way our world works. We operate to achieve objectives related to research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.

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Journal

Journal of Financial Reporting

The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. JFR’s target audience is financial reporting researchers. JFR will publish two regular issues each year. JFR will also occasionally publish themed issues dedicated to studies that launch a new question or move the literature forward in an existing area.

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Research

Research Objectives:

  • A. to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research in financial accounting and reporting.
  • B. to communicate interests, intentions, and actual work-in-process in the area.
  • C. to identify areas in need of research.
  • D. to provide opportunities for public exposure of research results through AAA meetings (annual, regional, and special meetings devoted solely to financial accounting and reporting) and publications (including working papers and a separate journal for financial accounting and reporting, if warranted).