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McGill Accounting Research Conference (MARC)

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McGill Accounting Research Conference (MARC)

The McGill Accounting Research Conference (MARC) will take place May 28-29, 2019 at the Desautels Faculty of Management, Montreal, Quebec.

The goal of the McGill Accounting Research Conference (MARC) is to promote discussions and interactions among academic researchers. The conference will bring together a diverse group of accounting scholars and PhD students who will share their research outcomes and knowledge regarding the emerging and contemporary topics in the financial accounting area.

Conference Program

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

PhD Session

Armstrong, Room 265
09:00 – 12:00

Pre-conference Workshop (PhD Student Presentations)

Panelists: Cedric Lesage, Concordia University
Patricia O’Brien, University of Waterloo
Zvi Singer, HEC Montreal
Hongping Tan, McGill University

Paper 1

“Government Procurement and Financial Statements Certification: Evidence from Private Firms in Emerging Economies” (with Ole-Kristian Hope and Dushyantkumar Vyas)
Presenter: Shushu Jiang, University of Toronto

Paper 2

“The Treatment of Accounting Changes in Covenants and Debt Contracting Efficiency”
Presenter: Chunmei Zhu, University of Waterloo

Paper 3

“Auditor’s Expertise and the Trade-off between Accrual-based and Real Earnings Management” (with Cedric Lesage)
Presenter: Zilu Shan, HEC Paris

Paper 4

“Natural Disasters, Loan Loss Accounting and Subsequent Lending: Does Pro-Cyclical Loss Accounting Intensify Capital Constraints?” (with Sandra L. Chamberlain and Rajesh Vijayaraghavan)
Presenter: Yuxiang Zheng, University of British Columbia

Paper 5

“The Geography of Analyst Risk Discussion”
Presenter: Changqiu Yu, York University

Paper 6

“Forward-Looking Statement Tone and Corporate Risk-Taking: Do Managers Walk the Talk?” (with Hongping Tan and Minkang Lu)
Presenter: Zhu Chen, McGill University


Armstrong, Room 065
12:00 – 13:00 Registration and Light Lunch
13:00 – 13:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Session 1
13:10 – 14:20
Moderator: Sanjeev Bhojraj, Cornell University
“Lost Profits” (with Zheng Liu and Ning Zhang)
Presenter: Michael Welker, Queen’s University
Discussant: Jung Boochun, University of Hawaii at Manoa
14:20 – 14:30 Break
Session 2
14:30 – 15:40
Moderator: Sanjeev Bhojraj, Cornell University
“On the SEC’s Enforcement Cooperation Program: A Regime Shift after 2010” (with Edward X. Li and Michelle Liu).
Presenter: Andrew J. Leone, Northwestern University
Discussant: Aida Sijamic Wahid, University of Toronto
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee Break
Session 3
16:00 – 17:10
Moderator: Brian Wenzel, McGill University
“FSA in an ETF World”
Presenter: Russell J. Lundholm, University of British Columbia
Discussant: Pingyang Gao, University of Chicago
17:10 – 17:20 Dean's Remarks
18:30 – 21:00 Reception at Hotel Nelligan
106 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Old Montreal, 514-788-4000

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Armstrong, Room 065
08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
Session 4
08:30 – 9:40

Moderator: Patricia O’Brien, University of Waterloo
“Value Relevance of Financial Statements and Firms’ MD&A Disclosure” (with Stephen V. Brown and Lisa Hinson)
Presenter: Jennifer Tucker, University of Florida
Discussant: Mani Sethuraman, Cornell University

9:40 – 9:50 Break
Session 5
09:50 – 11:00

Moderator: Patricia O’Brien, University of Waterloo
“The Pitch: Managers’ Disclosure Choice during IPO Roadshows” (with Elizabeth Blankespoor and Bradley E. Hendricks)
Presenter: Gregory S. Miller, University of Michigan
Discussant: Alvis Lo, Boston College

11:00 – 11:10 Break
Session 6
11:10 – 12:20

Moderator: Peter Oh, McGill University
“Foreign Currency: Accounting, Communication and Management of Risks” (with Trevor Harris)
Presenter: Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University
Discussant: Hongping Tan, McGill University

12:20 – 13:30 Lunch
Session 7
13:30 – 14:40

Moderator: Peter Oh, McGill University
“An Examination of the Listing of Analyst Coverage on Corporate Websites” (with Lian Fen Lee and Kyle Peterson)
Presenter: Mark Bradshaw, Boston College
Discussant: Yao Li, Concordia University

14:40 – 14:50 Closing Remarks
15:00 – 16:00

Mount Royal Lookout Walk (Optional)
Meet in the lobby of the Armstrong Building

Download program:

MARC 2019

Invited Speakers

Conference Registration

The registration for the MARC conference is now closed. If you are still interested in attending the conference, please email mcgill.marc.2019 [at] We will contact you once there is a spot available.


  • Mark Anderson, University of Calgary
  • Negin Attar, University of Graz
  • Nessim Award, P.A. MANAGEMENT
  • Souha Balti, HEC Montreal
  • Sanjeev Bhojraj, Cornell University
  • Jung Boochun, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Mark Bradshaw, Boston College
  • Nicolas Carrier, McGill University
  • Akash Chattopadhyay, University of Toronto
  • Zhu Chen, McGill University
  • Feng Chi, McGill University
  • Johnathon Cziffra, HEC Montreal
  • Mahmoud Delshadi, Concordia University
  • Raphael Duguay, University of Chicago
  • Pingyang Gao, University of Chicago
  • Chris He, Florida Atlantic University
  • Luo He, Concordia University
  • Jingqiong Hu, Concordia University
  • Yinglin Huang, HEC Montreal
  • Aneel Iqbal, University of Calgary
  • Erin Janna, McGill University
  • Shushu Jiang, University of Toronto
  • Yun Ke, Brock University
  • Daehyum Kim, University of Toronto
  • Dongyoung Lee, McGill University
  • Andrew J Leone, Northwestern University
  • Cedric Lesage, Concordia University
  • Yuntian Li, HEC Montreal
  • Jee-Hae Lim, University of Hawaii
  • Ming Liu, McGill University
  • Pan Liu, HEC Montreal
  • Zheng Liu, Queen's University
  • Alvis Lo, Boston College
  • Stephen Lu, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
  • Russell Lundholm, University of British Columbia
  • Rozhin Mansouri, University of Southern Maine
  • Julien Le Maux, HEC Montreal
  • Gregory S Miller, University of Michigan
  • Rucsandra Moldovan, Concordia University
  • Timothée Moreau, McGill University
  • Jason Moschella, McGill University
  • Patricia O'Brien, University of Waterloo
  • Peter Seung Hwan Oh, McGill University
  • Min Park, McGill University
  • Jorien Pruijssers, McGill University
  • Yetaotao Qiu, Concordia University
  • MaryJane Rabier, Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University
  • Sina Rahiminejad Ranjbar, University of Calgary
  • Sasan Saiy, University of Waterloo
  • Eduardo Schiehll, HEC Montreal
  • Mani Sethuraman, Cornell University
  • Zilu Shan, HEC Paris
  • Jia Liang Shen, Ernst & Young
  • Zvi Singer, HEC Montreal
  • Nadia Smaili, UQAM
  • Eran Stysis, Deloitte
  • Hongping Tan, McGill University
  • Rachel Tang, University of Waterloo
  • Jennifer Wu Tucker, University of Florida
  • Rajesh Vijayaraghavan, University of British Columbia
  • Aida Sijamic Wahid, University of Toronto
  • Peng Wang, McGill University
  • Ye Wang, University of Calgary
  • Michael Welker, Queen’s University
  • Brian Wenzel, McGill University
  • Xihao Wu, Hainan University
  • Li Yao, Concordia University
  • Ira Yeung, University of British Columbia
  • Laiyi Yin, McGill University
  • Hesham Yousef, HEC Montreal
  • Changqiu Yu, York University
  • Dongning Yu, University of Calgary
  • Mohammad Hendijani Zadeh, Concordia University
  • Jenny Li Zhang, University of British Columbia
  • Jingjing Zhang, McGill University
  • Ning Zhang, Queen's University
  • Xin Zheng, University of British Columbia
  • Yaping Zheng, McGill University
  • Yuxiang Zheng, University of British Columbia
  • Chunmei Zhu, University of Waterloo
  • Hadine Zohbi, HEC Montreal


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Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

Address: 1050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 2R6
Phone: 514-284-1110

Best Western Ville Marie

Address: 3407 Peel Street, Montreal H3A 1W7 Canada
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Armstrong Building

Donald E. Armstrong Building [Map]
Rooms 265/065
3420 McTavish Street
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 3L1

MAC Organizing Committee

Hongping Tan

Hongping Tan

Associate Professor of Accounting
hongping.tan [at]

Dongyoung Lee

Dongyoung Lee

Assistant Professor of Accounting
dongyoung.lee [at] (subject: McGill%20Accounting%20Conference%20(MAC))

Jingjing Zhang

Jingjing Zhang

Assistant Professor of Accounting
jingjing.zhang [at]

If you have any questions, please contact us at mcgill.marc.2019 [at] We look forward to meeting you!


Business & Management Research Centre (BMRC) and Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA)


Desautels Faculty of Mnagement

This conference is supported with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Please note that when making public announcements, SSHRC is asking funded researchers to use the hashtag #SSHRCFunded.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 2020/03/26

In accordance with the Quebec government’s latest directive, McGill University will remain closed until further notice, except for necessary activities. Your program office is still available to support you during this time. Should you have any questions or concerns, you may email your program office directly.

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