» Accounting Research Lectures

The Argyros Dean’s office has generously sponsored the lecture series for visiting Accounting scholars to present their research. Lectures are open to anyone that would like to attend. If you will be visiting Chapman University for a lecture and need a parking permit or would like additional information regarding the ACBE Accounting Research Lecture Series, please email Dr. Timothy Shields.

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2023 - 2024 Lectures

September 8th, Tom Ruchti (Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury), Beckman Hall 401
Title: "The joint decision over investment, financing, and accounting discretion: Evidence from a structural model."

Jessica Kim Gina headshotDr Rutchi is a Research Principal at the Office of Financial Research. His research explores how firms and markets respond to information. Most of Ruchti’s published research focuses on earnings management and disclosure, though he also researches financial intermediation, institutions, and market microstructure. Of particular interest is how existing and emerging institutions affect financial stability.


 October 13th, Heemin Lee (Baruch College), Beckman Hall 401
        Title: "Anti-Corruption Laws and Geographic Reporting Transparency."

 Xin Jiang headshotHeemin Lee is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. She joined Baruch College in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in Accounting at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Her research interests include regulation, financial reporting quality, whistleblowing, the media, and ESG. Heemin has been teaching Managerial Accounting to undergraduates. She holds a B.A. in Statistics and Business Administration and an M.A. in Statistics from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.


 October 27th, Xin Daniel Jiang (University of Waterloo), Beckman Hall 401
        Title: "Do Hedge Funds Strategically Misreport Their Holdings? Evidence from 13F Restatements."

 Xin Jiang headshotXin Jiang is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo. He joined the University of Waterloo in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. in Accounting at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include financial reporting and disclosure, hedge funds, the use of XBRL, and executive compensation.



 December 1st, Jessica Kim-Gina (University of California Las Angeles), Beckman Hall 401 
Title: "Climate Risk and the Cost of Information Opacity in Supply Chains”

Jessica Kim Gina headshotJessica Kim-Gina's research interest is understanding inter-firm information asymmetry’s economic consequences. In particular, her research highlights the importance of the firm’s public disclosures and financial reporting systems to its trade partners (e.g., suppliers and customers). Her research focuses on (i) both real and information effects of inter-firm information asymmetry, (ii) the interplay between public and private information channels for trade partners, and (iii) spillover effects across networks of firms. Her research interests also include corporate intangibles—specifically, (i) accounting-related issues on intangible asset valuations and (ii) discrepancies between accounting and legal treatments of corporate intellectual properties (IP).

March 29th, Thomas Vance, Colorado State University, 10:30-12:00pm Beckman Hall 401
Title: TBA

Tomas Vance headshot

Thomas joined Colorado State University August of 2017.  Before CSU, he served on accounting faculties at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Waterloo.  Thomas’ research and teaching interests center on the effects of incentives and controls on the behavior of employees within organizations.  He is particularly interested in how accounting choices (e.g. contract design, performance measurement, etc.) interact with social dynamics (e.g. subordinate perception of the manager) to impact honesty, whistleblowing, and effort.  Thomas’ research has received outstanding manuscript awards and has been published in premier journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting, Organizations and Society.  His professional experience before academia includes various Graybar, PepsiCo, Ford, and Kenworth roles.

May 3rd, Devin Shanthikumar, University of California Irvine, 1:30-3:00pm Beckman Hall 401
Title: TBA

Jessica Kim Gina headshotProfessor Shanthikumar conducts research on individual investors, the mistakes that individuals make and the effects of these mistakes on themselves and other market participants such as firms; and research on information intermediaries such as security analysts and social media.  Her latest work focuses on issues of race and gender in the areas of Accounting and Finance. Her research has been published in top academic journals such as The Journal of Financial Economics, The Accounting Review, and Management Science. It has been cited by publications such as The Economist and Bloomberg.com. She teaches core and elective courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA levels and has won multiple teaching awards.

 May 10th, Michael J. Majerczyk, Georgia State University, 3:00-4:30pm Beckman Hall 401
Title: TBA

Jessica Kim Gina headshotDr. Majerczyk’s research focuses on budgeting, cooperation, and incentive compensation. In addition to his professional experience as a Senior Accountant in private industry, he has an academic background in Economics. Before joining Georgia State University, Dr. Majerczyk received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Accounting. Dr. Majerczyk has published in Accounting, Organizations & SocietyContemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


Meet the Workshop Coordinator

Timothy Shields, Ph.D.

Dr. Shields is an Associate Professor of Accounting. His research focuses on the effect that institutional features, namely accounting systems, have on strategic behavior within group settings and wealth creation. The research methodology employed is exclusively experimental, and predictions of behavior are based upon economics-based analytical theory and psychology theory. Dr. Shields has taught undergraduate and graduate accounting courses at Chapman University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please visit Dr. Shields' Faculty Profile.