Midyear Best Paper Award Purpose: The Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award is to recognize outstanding research in the financial reporting area out of papers selected for the FARS Midyear Meeting. 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. Nature of Award: The Midyear Meeting 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, on the FARS Section website, and through FARS Section social media account. 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, with selection of the award being based on the following: Relevance and originality of the research question Strong theoretical framework Quality and appropriateness of research method and analysis Writing quality Potential for publication in a scholarly journal Rules and Submission Procedures: After the meeting, the committee will email 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 Best Paper 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 – Andrea Pawliczek (firstname.lastname@example.org) Deadline for nominations: March 1 Note: If any paper authored by a member of the Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Committee are nominated for this award, the relevant committee member must either recuse themselves from the vote or remove their paper from consideration. FARS Midyear Best Paper Award Winners 2022 “A Theoretical Framework for Environmental and Social Impact Reporting”, Henry Friedman, University of California, Los Angeles, Mirko Heinle, University of Pennsylvania and Irina Luneva, University of Pennsylvania Honorable Mention “Disclosure and Lawsuits ahead of IPOs”, Burcu Esmer, University of Pennsylvania Bugra Ozel, University of Texas at Dallas, and Suhas Sridharan, Emory University 2021 Learning to Disclose: Disclosure Dynamics in the 1890s Streetcar Industry Thomas Bourveau, Matthias Breuer, and Robert Stoumbos Honorable Mention The Cultural Roots of Expropriation and Opacity: Evidence from Confucianism Zhihui Gu, Wei Sun, and Frank Zhou 2020 The Effects of MiFID II on Sell-Side Analysts, Buy-Side Analysts, and Firms Bingxu Fang, Ole-Kristian Hope, Zhongwei Huang, and Rucsandra Moldovan Honorable Mention Trade-offs to Timely Loan Loss Provisioning Lucas Mahieux, Haresh Sapra, and Gaoqing Zhang 2019 How Does Financial-Reporting Regulation Affect Market-Wide Resource Allocation? Matthias Breuer 2018 Automatic Summarization of Corporate Disclosures Eddy Cardinaels, Stephan Hollander, and Brian White 2017 Robo-Journalism and Capital Markets Elizabeth Blankespoor, 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 Kristi Rennekamp 2023-2024 FARS Section President Dear FARS Members and Visitors, The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section was created in 1993 with 49 members as a provisional section of the AAA. The section has since grown to around 1,500 members from around the world! As we head into our 30th year, this is truly an exciting time to be involved with FARS. In just the past few years, the section has launched initiatives with a focus on (1) integrating research and practice, (2) mentoring junior faculty, and (3) prioritizing diversity and inclusion. This year we will continue these initiatives and look for ways to expand them further in order to best serve our section members. The mission of FARS is enduring, and calls for us “to give greater attention to financial accounting and reporting, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education, research, and professional practice by: (1) disseminating and evaluating teaching methods and materials; (2) encouraging, facilitating, and publicizing research interests and projects; and (3) creating opportunities for interchange and cooperation between academics and practitioners.” Continue Reading Journal The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. Learn More Research Call for Participants FARS and JFR 3rd Annual Research Proposal Conference (Remote Format) September 21–22, 2023 FARS 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).