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2024 Purdue Accounting Theory Conference

The 2024 Purdue Accounting Theory Conference is set for May 17-18, 2024, in Purdue University's Rawls Hall, 100 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana. For travel information, click here.

The Purdue Accounting Theory Conference (PATC) is an annual conference dedicated to analytical accounting research. Since its inception in 2015, PATC has established itself as one of the leading conferences on theoretical accounting research. It attracts renowned and emerging scholars from across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia every year.

The conference serves as a platform for scholars who share an interest in developing economic models to gain insights into accounting issues. In addition to providing an avenue for scholars to present their work and receive valuable feedback, PATC also encourages informal networking among faculty and doctoral students, which offers opportunities to discuss research ideas and explore potential collaborations. The conference provides attendees with a chance to interact with some of the most innovative minds in the field of accounting theory, making it an excellent opportunity to enhance knowledge and engage with peers.

This conference is by invitation only.

For additional information, please contact Matthew Pavey ( and the organizers:

Lin Nan:
Rahul Menon:
Lin Qiu:

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, May 17

11:45 a.m.–12:50 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks
12:50–1 p.m.

Ilan Guttman (New York University)
1–2 p.m.

2–2:30 p.m.

Gaoqing Zhang (University of Minnesota/Carnegie Mellon University)
2:30–3:30 p.m.

3:30–4 p.m.

Chao Tang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
4–5 p.m.

Reception and Dinner
5:30–8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Hui Chen (University of Zurich)
9:30–10:30 a.m.

10:30–11 a.m.

Tyler Atanasov (Purdue University)
11 a.m. –noon

Box Lunch

Past PATC Conferences

Speaker Affiliation Research
Qi Chen Duke University "Liquidity Transformation and Fragility in the US Banking Sector"
Paul Fischer Wharton School "Disinformation to Persuade or Confuse"
Robert Göx University of Zurich "Real Effects of Measuring and Reporting Unrealized Fair Value Gains"
Eunhee Kim Baruch College "Voluntary Disclosure When Information Quality is Unknown"
Lin Qiu Purdue University "Disclosure and Cost of Capital: the Case of Dynamic Trading with Concentrated Ownership"