Ivy Feng CVShannon Garavaglia workshop paper***Spring 2020 Workshop Schedule:
Wei Cai, Doctoral Student, Harvard School of Business, Harvard University
Wei Cai's research broadly investigates the role of information and incentives in shaping behavior, decision-making, and performance in complex contracting environments. Cai examines how corporate leaders and managers can deliberately design and shape organizational culture, and improve organizational outcomes through innovative management control systems.
Cai received an M.S. in Finance from Vanderbilt University in 2011. Thereafter, Cai worked as a senior financial advisor at Ernst & Young in New York.
Paul Black, Doctoral Student, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Paul Black received a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in 2015. Black's academic research interests include behavioral managerial accounting.
Shannon Garavaglia, Doctoral Student, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Shannon Garavaglia's research interests involve the role of accounting disclosures in judgment and decision-making processes, Financial accounting, and experimental accounting.
Matthew Kubic, Doctoral Student, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Matthew Kubic's research interests primarily relate to issues facing clients and colleagues. Black's experiences provided the insight to current working paper on the effectiveness of the examiners in the SEC Division of Corporate Finance in identifying financial statement errors.
Jacob Zureich, Doctoral Student, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Jacob Zureich's research examines how the design of organizational control systems influences employee judgment, decision-making, and motivation. Zureich's dissertation focuses on the interplay between human judgment and data analytics, examining how performance measurement affects employee success in using analytics to identify causal relations.
Ivy Feng, Doctoral Student, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Ivy Feng's research interests include financial accounting and specifically capital market research including fundamental analysis and valuation as well as tests of capital market efficiency. In addition, Feng explores earnings related studies and what might affect firm earnings performance, how the information contained in earnings is perceived by the market (studies on analyst forecasts and investor responsiveness to earnings such as earning-return association and PEAD, etc) and how that perception consequently shapes the behavior different market participants.
Diana Weng, Doctoral Student, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
Diana Weng attended the University of Florida and graduated in 2015 from the Fisher School of Accounting’s 3/2 Program with a minor in Actuarial Science. Weng's research interests include financial reporting and disclosure, information intermediaries, and capital markets.
Sarah McVay, Professor, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Professor McVay, Deloitte & Touche Endowed Professor in Accounting, primary research interests include earnings quality, management disclosures, managerial ability, and the interactions between market participants. McVay's expertise involves financial accounting. Furthermore, McVay currently serves on the editorial board for Accounting Horizons, The Accounting Review, Accounting and Finance, Review of Accounting Studies, and as an editor for Contemporary Accounting Research.
Rebecca Lester, Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Professor Lester joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2015. Lester studies the effects of accounting rules and tax policies on domestic and multinational firm investment and employment decisions. Lester's recent work has examined how firms have responded to a U.S. manufacturing tax incentive that was intended to increase domestic investment and employment. Other work examines how U.S. tax rules previously encouraged firms to reinvest offshore and borrow domestically rather than repatriate cash to the U.S.