FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award

Purpose: To recognize reviewers that demonstrate excellence in reviewing papers as part of the paper selection process for the FARS Midyear Meeting and AAA Annual Meeting. An excellent review is one that is comprehensive, clear, constructive, and civil; i.e., it provides valuable and detailed feedback for improving the paper in a way that is not demeaning to the authors and that is comparable to a review written for a journal submission.

Nature of Award: There is no limit on the number of awards. The award will not be accompanied by any plaque or money. The winners will be recognized publically at the following annual meeting luncheon. The winners will also be encouraged to list this award on their CV as evidence of their outstanding reviewing activities for the Section.

Process: As the track chairs read the reviews on their assigned papers, they should note any reviewer names that have provided excellent reviews. Then, they should forward the names to the Program Chair. The Program Chair and Program Chair-Elect will then look at all of the reviews written by the nominee (which may be across different tracks) and make an assessment of whether the nominee is deserving of the award. There is no limit on the number of awards.

 

Excellence in Reviewing Award

2020 Annual Meeting

Mona Almatouq Somnath Das Haochuan Hu Ruonan Liu Vivek Raval Kristen Valentine
Sudipta Basu Owen Davidson Julie Huang Haihao Lu Fellipe Raymundo Annika Wang
Amanda Beck Tim de Silva Xin Jiang Jin Lu Christopher Rigsby Kara Wells
Darren Benard Peter Demerjian Scott Judd Blair Marquardt George Ruch Hong Xie
Pawel Bilinski Sandip Dhole Jaewoo Kim Laurel Mazur Ji Woo Ryou Nina Xu
Matt Bjornsen Tony (Tongqing) Ding Junwoo Kim Ryan McDonough Steven Savoy Ha Yoon Yee
Dirk Black Curtis Farnsel Youree Kim John McInnis Roy Schmardebeck Fiona Yingfei Wang
Bryan Brockbank Rachel Flam Won Jung Kim Anthony Meder Jordan Schoenfeld Ha Young Yoon
Richard Cazier Hila Fogel-Yaari David Koo Lauren Milbach Devin Shanthikumar Yeo Sang Yoon
Matthew Cedergren Jiajia Fu Hangsoo Kyung Joon Seok Moon Davi Simon Tianming Zhang
Gary Chen Han Gao Kelvin Law Siva Nathan Nikki Skinner Yiye Zhang
Jason Chen Eric Gelsomin Ruby Lee Thaddeus Neururer Bohan Song Wuyang Zhao
Linda Chen Jacquelyn Gillette Sam Lee Zheyao Pan Andrew Stephan Aner Zhou
C.S. Agnes Cheng Nathan Goldman Ken Li Shailendra Pandit Sarah Stuber Frank Zhou
Meeok Cho Yadav Gopalan Mayer (Chunzi) Liang Xiaoxia Peng Chao Tang Ling Zhou
Diana Choi Daphne Hart An-Ping Lin Mark Piorkowski Yen Tong Yaou Zhou
Ga-young Choi Eric Holzman Zhejia Ling Claire Quinto Elizabeth Tori Chunmei Zhu
Richard Crowley          

2020 Midyear Meeting

Hami Amiraslani Yadav Gopalan Spencer Pierce
Bright Asante-Appiah      Robert Hills Steve Utke
Maria Correia Alon Kalay James Warren
Owen Davidson Sami Keskek Philip Wheeler
Atif Ellahie Anya Kleymenova       Michael Wynes
Aytekin Ertan Ang-Ping Lin Ha Young Yoon
Nathan Goldman Monica Neamtiu Jeff Jiewei Yu

 

2019

Andrew Acito, Michigan State University Carlo Gallimberti, Boston College Mengistu Muhabie Mekonnen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Farzana Afrin, Boston College Lindsey Gallo, University of Michigan Jeffrey Ng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abigail Allen, Brigham Young University Bo Gao, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Xiaoran Ni, Xiamen University
Benjamin Anderson, San Jose State University Eric Gelsomin, Boston College Han-Up Park, University of Saskatchewan
Bok Baik, Seoul National University Cristi Gleason, University of Iowa Mark Piorkowski, Boston College
Sanjay Banerjee, University of Alberta David Godsell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Yetaotao Qiu, Concordia University
Sudipta Basu, Temple University Nathan Goldman, University of Texas at Dallas Tharindra Ranasinghe, University of Maryland
Allen Bathke, Florida State University Nargess Golshan, University of Missouri   Mario Schabus, University of Melbourne
Dirk Black, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Paul Griffin, University of California, Davis Michael Shen, National University of Singapore
Stephen Brown, University of Connecticut Rita Gunn, Vanderbilt University Nikki Skinner, University of Colorado Boulder
John Campbell, University of Georgia Rui Guo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shiwon Song, INSEAD
Matthew Cedergren, University of Pennsylvania Timothy Haight, Loyola Marymount University Andrew Stephan, University of Colorado Boulder
Gary Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago Frank Heflin, University of Georgia Chao Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yi-Chun Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mary Hill, University of Oklahoma Wayne Thomas, University of Oklahoma
Jason Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago Sven Hoerner, University of Wuerzburg Frances Tice, University of Colorado Boulder
Stephanie Cheng, Tulane University Eric Holzman, The Ohio State University Phong Truong, Carnegie Mellon University
Raluca Chiorean, Lehigh University Yu Hou, Queen's University Kristina Vojvoda, University of Technology Sydney
Diana Choi, Purdue University Michael Jung, University of Michigan Shuyang Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hanyong Chung, Drexel University Zachary Kaplan, Washington University in St. Louis Annika Yu Wang, University of Houston
Mahfuz Chy, University of Missouri Columbia Sami Keskek, Florida State University Wei Wang, Temple University
Matthew Cobabe, Virginia Tech Jungbae Kim, New York University Jasmine Wang, University of Georgia
Anna Costello, University of Michigan Seil Kim, Baruch College - CUNY Ke Wang, University of Alberta
Richard Crowley, Singapore Management University Anya Kleymenova, University of Chicago Liwei Weng, Arizona State University
Lauren Cunningham, University of Tennessee Hoyoun Kyung, University of Missouri - Columbia Barrett Wheeler, Tulane University
Owen Davidson, University of Georgia Jay Lee, University of Massachusetts Boston Ben Yost, Boston College
Ties de Kok, Tilburg University Alina Lerman, University of Connecticut Alex Young, Hofstra University
Daniela De la Parra, Rice University Melissa Lewis-Western, Brigham Young University Christopher Yust, Texas A&M University
Saiying Deng, Southern Illinois University Jianchuan Luo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jenny Zha Giedt, George Washington University
Andrew Doucet, University of Tennessee Nathan Marshall, University of Colorado Boulder Janus Zhang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Svenja Dube, New York University Landon Mauler, Florida State University Eliza Zhang, University of Washington Tacoma
Dina El Mahdy, Morgan State University Jeremy Michels, University of Pennsylvania Jingjing Zhang, McGill University
Luminita Enache, University of Calgary Brian Monsen, The Ohio State University Valerie Zhang, Northwestern University
Ruyun Feng, University of Maryland Robbie Moon, Georgia Institute of Technology Yuping Zhao, University of Houston

2018

Katharine Adame, University of Washington Benjamin Anderson, San Jose State University Vishal Baloria, Boston College Sanjay Banerjee, University of Alberta Allison Beck, Florida State University Anna Bedford, University of Technology Sydney Dirk Black, Dartmouth College Blake Bowler, University of Florida Brian Bratten, University of Kentucky Matt Cedergen, University of Pennsylvania Kimball Chapman, Washington Univ. in St. Louis Akash Chattopadhyay, University of Toronto Po-Chang Chen, Miami University Jing Chen, University at Buffalo-SUNY Jason Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago Nicholas Cicone, University of Florida Amanda Convery, University of Delaware Michael Dambra, University at Buffalo, SUNY Justin Deng, New York University John Donovan, University of Notre Dame (both midyear and annual meetings) Andrew Doucet, University of Tennessee Svenja Dube, New York University Hila Fogel-Yaari, Tulane University Carlo Maria Gallimberti, Boston College Menghai Gao, Washington University David Godsell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Yadav Gopalan, Washington University in St. Louis (both midyear and annual meetings) Paul Griffin, University of California, Davis Lale Guler, The University of Texas at Dallas Charles Ham, Washington University in St. Louis (both Midyear and Annual Meetings) John Heater, Yale University Leslie Hodder, Indiana University Jeff Hoopes, University of North Carolina Jared Jennings, Washington University in St. Louis Michael Jung, New York University Zachary Kaplan, Washington University in St. Louis (both Midyear and Annual Meetings) Steve Karolyi, Carnegie Mellon University Marcus Kirk, University of Florida Sarah Kroechert, Humboldt University of Berlin Brent Lao, Florida International University Kelvin Law, Nanyang Technological University (both Midyear and Annual Meetings) Lian Fen Lee, Boston College Ken Li, Stanford University An-Ping Lin, Singapore Management University Mark Ma, American University Nathan Marshall, University of Colorado Boulder Jeff McMullin, Indiana University Brian Miller, Indiana University Duri Park, Drexel University KoEun Park, University of Massachusetts Boston Jihwon Park, Harvard Business School Matthew Phillips, University of Miami Spencer Pierce, Florida State University Grace Pownall, Emory University Phil Quinn, University of Washington Tharindra Ranasinghe, University of Maryland Robert Raney, University of Washington Fellipe Raymundo, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Nayana Reiter, University of Toronto Gordon Richardson, University of Toronto Aaron Roeschley, University of Arizona David Rosser, The University of Texas at Arlington Thomas Ruchti, Carnegie Mellon University Nuria Seijas, University of Arizona Michael Shen, Michigan State University Nemit Shroff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rosh Sinha, University of Washington A. Nicole Skinner, University of Colorado at Boulder Thomas Smith, University of South Florida Trevor Sorensen, West Virginia University Andrew Stephan, University of Colorado at Boulder Edward Sul, George Washington University Andrew Sutherland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Steve Utke, University of Connecticut Annika Wang, University of Houston Clare Wang, University of Iowa Laura Wellman, University of Utah Diana Weng, University of Florida John Wertz, University of Washington Ben Whipple, University of Georgia Xi Wu, New York University Christopher Yust, Texas A&M University Jenny Zha Giedt, George Washington University Binghao Zhao, Baruch College - City University of New York Xin Zheng, University of British Columbia Ying Zhou, University of Connecticut Chenqi Zhu, New York University Yuan Zou, Columbia Business School

2017

Ahmed Abdalla, The London School of Economics and Political Science Herita Akamah, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Amir Amel-Zadeh, University of Oxford Jeremiah Bentley, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Brooke Beyer, Kansas State University Dirk Black, Dartmouth College Jae Bum Kim, Lehigh University Jeff Burks, University of Notre Dame Brian Cadman, University of Utah Andy Call, Arizona State University John Campbell, University of Georgia Stefano Cascino, The London School of Economics and Political Science Kimball Chapman, Washington University in St Louis Ciao-Wei Chen, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Feng Chen, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management Peter Chen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Szu-Fan Chen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mengyao Cheng, Boston College Steve Crawford, University of Houston-Houston Lauren Cunningham, University of Tennessee Matthew DeAngelis, Georgia State University Emmanuel DeGeorge, London Business School Flora Dong, Penn State University - Erie John Donovan, University of Notre Dame Michael Drake, Brigham Young University Atif Ellahie, University of Utah Aytekin Ertan, London Business School Hila Fogel-Yaari, Tulane University Yu Ting Forester Wong, University of Southern California Susanna Gallani, Harvard University Business School Brandon Gipper, Stanford University Moritz Hiemann, Columbia University Business School Darren Henderson, Wilfrid Laurier University Eric Horne, University of Washington Yaqin Hu, University of Texas at Dallas Sterling Huang, Singapore Management University Michael Imhof, Wichita State University Michael Iselin, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis Russell Jame,  Xu Jiang, Duke University Rick Johnston, University of Alabama at Birmingham Michael Jung, New York University Stern School of Business Daehyun Kim, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management Zawadi Lemayian, Washington University Phillip Lamoreaux, Arizona State University - Tempe Henry Laurion, University of California Kelvin Law, Nanyang Technological University Jimmy Lee, Singapore Management University Sung-Han Lee, Iowa State University Alina Lerman, Yale University Qin Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University An-Ping Lin, Singapore Management University Zhejia Ling, Iowa State University Paul Mason, Baylor University Andrew McMartin, University of Miami Ken Merkley, Cornell University Melanie Millar, Baylor University Mike Minnis, The University of Chicago Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami Karl Muller, Penn State University Abigail Needles, Texas A&M University Jed Neilson, Penn State University Jeffrey Ng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hyung Oh, University of Washington Bothell Joseph Pacelli, Indiana University - Bloomington Han-Up Park, Temple University Paige Patrick, University of Washington Kyle Peterson, University of Oregon Spencer Pierce, Florida State University Ying Quan, University of Texas at Dallas Tharindra Ranasinghe, University of Maryland Edward Riedl, Boston University Oded Rozenbaum, George Washington University Thomas Ruchti, Carnegie Mellon University Sarah Shaikh, University of Washington Michael Shen, Michigan State University Min Shen, CUNY-Baruch College Wei Shi, Norwegian School of Economics Anywhere Sikochi, Harvard University Business School Roshan Sinha, University of Washington Anup Srivastava, Dartmouth College Liang Tan, George Washington University Samuel Tan, University of California-Berkeley Ayung Tseng, Indiana University - Bloomington Brady Twedt, Indiana University - Bloomington Steve Utke, University of Connecticut Kristen Valentine, University of Texas at Austin David Veenman, University of Amsterdam Annika Wang, University of California Emily Wang, The University of British Columbia Isabel Wang, Michigan State University Laura Wellman, Northwestern University Diana Weng, University of Florida Liwei Weng, Arizona State University Joshua White, Vanderbilt University Paul Wong, University of California-Davis Yu Ting Forester Wong, University of Southern California Biqin Xie, Penn State University - Harrisburg Ari Yezegel, Bentley University Gwen Yu, University of Michigan Jenny Zha Geidt, George Washington University Jieying Zhang, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Frank Zhou, University of Pennsylvania

2016

Ayung Tseng, Indiana Beth Blankespoor, Stanford Daniel Aobdia, Northwestern David Veenman, Erasmus Denise Silva Ferreira Juvenal Devin Shanthikumar, UC-Irvine Dirk Black, Dartmouth Hila Fogel-Yaari, Tulane Jane (Zhiyan) Song, Iowa Jeremy Bertomeu, Baruch John Campbell, Georgia John Donovan, Washington University St. Louis Li Yao, Concordia Lynn Li, Boston University Maria Loumioti, USC Matthew Cedergren, Wharton Mike Minnis, Chicago Po-Chang Chen, Miami University Rebecca Files, UT Dallas Ryan McDonough, Michigan Salman Arif, Indiana Travis Chow, Singapore Management University Vishal Baloria, Boston College Zach Kaplan, Washington University St Louis Zhenhua Chen, Tulane

 

President's Letter

Dear FARS Members and Visitors,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse group of academics who, using a variety of research and teaching approaches, deepen our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the business world. We aim to advance research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.

Our Steering Board is responsible for the stewardship of the section. In these uncertain times, FARS’s leadership and its Steering Board are committed to meeting our members’ needs and maintaining the vibrancy of the section. However, to do that, we rely crucially on volunteers. For example, the research coordination of the annual meeting earlier this month reflected the outstanding voluntary efforts of Gauri Bhat and Urooj Khan—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful midyear meeting in Nashville on January 23–25, 2020, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” comes out later this year.

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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

Call for Papers

FARS and Journal of Financial Reporting Research Methods Virtual Mini-Conference

January 21, 2021

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020

Accounting Organizations & Society

Conference on Accounting for Sustainability and Climate Change

Fall 2022 - Chicago

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

Midyear Meeting

PowerPoint Slides from FASB Update at 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting

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).