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2018 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting

KPMG/ATA Doctoral Consortium

Support for the Doctoral Consortium from the KPMG Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

Thursday, February 15th, New Orleans, LA
Astor Crowne Plaza

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, February 15, 2018
   
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
   
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Introduction and Opening Remarks
   
8:40 AM – 9:20  AM Research Session I
The Intersection of Tax and Finance Research in the Shifting Tax Landscape
Terry Shevlin, University of California-Irvine
Alex Edwards, University of Toronto
   
9:20 AM – 9:35 AM Breakout Session
   
9:35 AM – 10:15 AM Research Session II
Textual Analysis and Other Innovative Data Sources
Jake Thornock, BYU – New/Innovative Data
Michelle Hutchens, University of Illinois – Textual Analysis
   
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Breakout Session
   
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
   
10:45 AM – 11:25 AM Research Session III
Research Design Issues and Concerns
Quinn Swanquist, University of Alabama
Rob Whited, UMass Amherst
   
11:25 AM – 11:40 AM Breakout Session
   
11:40 AM – 12:20 PM Career Advice Session I:
The Review Process – Writing a Review & Converting an R&R
John Campbell, University of Georgia – Author Perspective
Linda Krull, University of Oregon – Reviewer Perspective
   
12:20 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
   
1:30 PM – 2:10 PM Editors' Panel
Lil Mills, University of Texas
Sonja Rego, Indiana University
Connie Weaver, Texas A&M University
   
2:10 PM – 2:25  PM Breakout Session
   
2:25 PM – 3:05 PM Career Advice Session II:
The Transition from Coursework to Dissertation to Early Career
Stevie Neuman, University of Missouri
Dan Lynch, University of Wisconsin
   
3:05 PM – 3:20 PM Breakout Session
   
3:20 PM – 3:35 PM Break
   
3:35 PM – 4:15 PM Job Market Session:
Navigating the Miami Rookie Camp and The Hunt for a Placement
Steve Utke, University of Connecticut – Candidate Perspective
Sean McGuire, Texas A&M University – Faculty Perspective
   
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout Session
   
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Wrap-up
   
6:00 PM Dinner Reception
Location TBD
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