FARS Outstanding Discussion Award Purpose: To recognize discussants that provide outstanding discussions of papers presented at the FARS Midyear Meeting. An outstanding discussion is one that is clear, constructive, and civil; i.e. it provides valuable feedback for improving and understanding the contribution of the paper in a way that is understandable to the audience and not demeaning to the authors. 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 discussion activities for the Section. Process: After the meeting, the Best Midyear Meeting Paper committee will email all meeting attendees to ask for nominations. The deadline for nominations is March 1. The nomination would only have to include the discussant’s name and the name of the authors whose paper he or she discussed. The committee will then ask for the discussants’ slides, and use these, along with the number of nominations, the source of the nominations (e.g., an author nominating his or her discussant for the award would get a lot of weight), and any first-person attendance at the discussion to determine the award winners. Past Winners 2021 Aneesh Raghunandan, London School of Economics Allison Nicoletti, Wharton Brad Badertscher, Notre Dame Brady Twedt, Oregon Claire Quinto, Iowa Frank Zhou, Wharton Jacob Thornock, BYU Jeff McMullin, Indiana John Campbell, Georgia Justin Leiby, Illinois Kristina Rennekamp, Cornell Luo Zuo, Cornell Mario Milone, UCSD Mason Snow, Arizona State Roman Chychyla, University of Miami Ryan J. Wilson, Oregon Scott Liao, University of Toronto Sean Wang, Southern Methodist Thomas Rauter, University of Chicago Thomas Steffen, Yale 2020 Eric Allen, University of Southern California Spencer Anderson, University of Illinois Sam Bonsall, Penn State University Mark Bradshaw, Boston College Francois Brochet, Boston University Luminita Enache, University of Calgary Hila Fogel-Yaari, Tulane University Carlo Maria Gallimberti, Boston College Alina Lerman, University of Connecticut Jim Omartian, Unversity of Michigan Joe Pacelli, Indiana University Andrea Pawliczek, University of Missouri Xiaoxia Peng, University of Utah Thomas Ruchti, Carnegie Mellon University Sarah Shaikh, University of Washington Ben Whipple, University of Georgia Xin Zheng, University of British Columbia Christina Zhu, University of Pennsylvania Nina Xu, University of Connecticut 2019 Terrence Blackburne, University of Washington Beth Blankespoor, University of Washington Matthew Bloomfield, University of Pennsylvania Matthias Breuer, Columbia University Kathryn Brightbill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Shana Clor-Proell, Texas Christian University Shannon Garavaglia, University of Texas at Austin Weili Ge, University of Washington Stephen Glaeser, University of North Carolina Yadav Gopalan Justin Hopkins, University of Virginia Zach Kaplan, Washington University in St. Louis Henry Laurion, University of Colorado Jeff McMullin, Indiana University Sarah McVay, University of Washington Jeremy Michels, University of Pennsylvania K Ramesh, Rice University Steven Savoy, University of Illinois-Chicago Katherine Schipper, Duke University Amy Sheneman, Ohio State University Xiaoli Tian, Georgetown University Jenny Tucker, University of Florida Rajesh Vijayaraghavan, University of British Columbia Jessica Watkins, University of Notre Dame Gwen Yu, University of Michigan Youli Zou, George Washington University 2018 Kris Allee, University of Arkansas Brad Badertscher, University of Notre Dame John Barrios, University of Chicago Terrence Blackburne, University of Washington Elizabeth Blankespoor, Stanford University Jeff Burks, University of Notre Dame Akash Chattopadhyay, University of Toronto Michael Clement, The University of Texas at Austin Aytekin Ertan, London Business School Carlo Maria Gallimberti, Boston College Cristi Gleason, University of Iowa Michael Jung, New York University Todd Kravet, University of Connecticut Alina Lerman, Yale University Maria Loumioti, The University of Texas at Dallas Dawn Matsumoto, University of Washington Karen Nelson, Texas Christian University Paige Patrick, University of Washington Darren Roulstone, The Ohio State University Philip Shane, College of William and Mary Andrew Sutherland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jacob Thornock, Brigham Young University 2017 Jeffrey Doyle, Utah State University David Erkens, University of Southern California Lucile Faurel, Arizona State University Susanna Gallani, Harvard University Alastair Lawrence, University of California, Berkeley Michael Minnis, University of Chicago Edward Riedl, Boston University Samuel Tan, University of California, Berkeley Joshua White, Vanderbilt University Gwen Yu, University of Michigan 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).