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Accountancy and Finance Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Friday at 1pm - 2.30pm in OBS 337.

View our list of previous seminars in our Seminars Archive.

2018 Seminars

Semester 1, 2018

 “Firm Diversification Affects Liquidity Management: The Role of Lines of Credit”

By Associate Professor Christina Atanasova, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Friday 23 February

“Effects of Chinese Imports on U.S. Firm Innovation: Evidence from the US – China Permanent Normal Trade Relation”

By Dr Tao Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Friday 16 March

“Media Coverage and Investment Efficiency”

By Associate Professor Muhammad Jahangir Ali, La Trobe University, Australia
Friday 23 March

“Don’t Ignore Inflation Ignorance: On the Relevance of Money Illusion for Economic Modelling”

By Professor Thomas Langer, Westphalian-Wilhelms-University of Munster, Germany
Friday 6 April

“Our Bankruptcy Model Performs Better….?”

By Associate Professor Michael Falta, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Friday 20 April

“Frankenstein’s Monster or the Birth of Venus? Perceptions of the Impact and Contributions of Ball and Brown 1968”

By Associate Professor Bryan Howieson, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Monday 23 April

“An Anatomy of Betting Against….”

By Dr Xing Han
Friday 27 April

“Facing Failure: Insights and Reflections from Six Students Repeating a First-Year Accounting Course”

By Nicola Beatson
Friday 11 May

“Teaching Tips from Top Teachers”

By Sherlock Licorish and David Bishop
Friday 18 May

“Electricity Market Operation: Transitioning from a Free Market to a Single Buyer Structure”

By Dr Toby Daglish, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Friday 25 May

“Are Authorized Participants of Exchange Traded Funds Informed Traders?”

By Dr Jing Zhao, La Trobe University, Australia
Friday 1 June

“Drought and Farm Intensification: Insights from New Zealand Dairy Farmers”

By Associate Professor Ros Whiting
Friday 22 June

"Life Expectancy, fundamental causes and insights into the socio-economic status of Early Scottish Chartered Accountants"

By Professor Catriona Paisey, University of Glasgow, UK
Friday 29 June

Semester 2 2018

“The Effects of Tone at the Top and the Slippery Slope on Controllers’ Misreporting Behavior and Auditors’ Evaluations of Fraud Risk”

By Professor Jake Rose, Oregon State University, USA
Friday 13 July

“The Link between Terrorist Attacks and the Cryptocurrency Markets”

By Associate Professor Krishna Reddy, Australian Institute of Business, Australia
Friday 20 July

“Three Threshold Concepts and the Formal Underlying Structure of Accounting: An Intellectual Inquiry into Accounting Education”

By Dr Frederico Botafogo, Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Friday 3 August

“Climate Change Risk Impact Opportunities Tool”

By Dr Matthew McCarten, University of Oxford, UK
Thursday 16 August

“Using Equity, Index and Commodity Options to Obtain Forward-Looking Betas and Conditional-CAPM Expected Crude-Oil Spot Prices”

By Professor Ehud Ronn, University of Texas, USA
Friday 17 August

“What about your Qualitative Cousins? Adapting the Pitching Template to Qualitative Research”

By Professor Sumit Lodhia, University of South Australia, Australia
Friday 24 August

“Teaching Tips from the Business School’s Top Teachers”

By Virginia Cathro and Nicola Beatson
Friday 7 August

“Model-Free Risk-Neutral Moments and Proxies”

By Dr Frank Liu, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Friday 14 September

“I am not that Woman Anymore….Reinventing Life with Career Crafting…”

By Dr Mohini Vidwans, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Friday 21 September

“Cross Section of Option Returns and Volatility-of-Volatility”

By Dr Xinfeng Ruan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Friday 28 September

“Together we Measure: Improving Public Service Outcomes via the Co-Production of Performance Measurement”

By Professor Deryl Northcott, Auckland Univerisity of Technology, New Zealand


By Dung Nguyen Nguyen
Friday 16 November


By Professor Balaingham Balachandran, La Trobe University, Australia
Wednesday 21 November

“QCA as a Research Approach and Empirical Technique: State of Its Application to Management/Business Research”

By Dr Konan A. Seny Kan
Friday 23 November