Junior Theory Conference

We are excited to announce the 2024 Junior Accounting Theory Conference. The conference will be held in person on Sunday, August 11th, 2024 (after the Inaugural AES Annual Conference), at New York University in New York City.

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for junior faculty and PhD students to exchange research ideas and stimulate new ideas and paths for theoretical accounting research. The conference has proven to be a great venue for early-stage work. We invite early-career researchers to submit working papers that incorporate formal theory, including papers that implement theory-based estimation to address accounting-related research questions. There is no specific conference theme. Working papers at all stages of the research process are welcome.

Please use this link to register for the 2024 Junior Theory Conference.

Conference Agenda

Sunday, August 11, 2024
8:00am – 8:55am                    Breakfast
8:55am – 9:00amOpening & Welcome
9:00am – 10:00am

Disclosure, Signaling, and First-Mover (Dis)advantage

Shunsuke Matsuno (Columbia University)

10:00am – 10:15amBreak
10:15am – 11:15am

Green Moral Hazard: Estimating the Financial and the Green Impacts of ESG Incentives

Kyle (Jaehoon) Jung (Stanford University)

11:15am – 11:30amBreak
11:30pm – 12:30pm

Expanded and Integrated Disclosure

Evgeny Petrov (University of Zurich)

12:30pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Voluntary Disclosure and the Internal Information Environment of the Firm

Joaquin Peris ( Columbia University )

3:00pm – 3:15pmBreak
3:15pm – 4:15pm   

Corporate Greenwashing in the Face of NGO Activism

Martin Klösch (University of Graz)

4:15pm – 4:30pmBreak
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Real Effects of Overconfidence and Debt Covenants

Zijun Liu (Rice University)

5:30pm – 8:00pmHappy Hour & Dinner


The conference will take place at NYU Stern School of Business. Address: NYU Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012

Travel Guide


Let any of us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Junior Accounting Theory Conference!

The Organizers
Lin Qiu qiu223@purdue.edu
Kevin Smith kevinsm@stanford.edu
Hao Xue hao.xue@duke.edu