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2023 Purdue Accounting Theory Conference

The 2023 Purdue Accounting Theory Conference will be held on May 19-20, 2023, in Purdue University's Rawls Hall, 100 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana. For more 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.

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

Lin Nan:
Rahul Menon:
Lin Qiu:

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 19

Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
11:45 a.m.–12:50 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Rawls 3082
12:50–1 p.m.

Paul Fischer (Wharton), "Disinformation to Persuade or Confuse"
1–2 p.m.

2–2:30 p.m.

Qi Chen (Duke), "Liquidity Transformation and Fragility in the US Banking Sector"
2:30–3:30 p.m.

3:30–4 p.m.

Eunhee Kim (Baruch), "Voluntary Disclosure When Information Quality is Unknown"
4–5 p.m.

Reception and Dinner
West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union
5:30–8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 20
Rawls 3082

Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
8:30–9:30 a.m.

Robert Göx (University of Zurich), "Real Effects of Measuring and Reporting Unrealized Fair Value Gains"
9:30–10:30 a.m.

10:30–11 a.m.

Lin Qiu (Purdue), "Disclosure and Cost of Capital: the Case of Dynamic Trading with Concentrated Ownership"
11 a.m. –noon

Box Lunch
Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium