Chatham Professor Earns Distinguished Fulbright Award

Indian Express, North America Edition

New York – March 1, 2016 – Aloke (Al) Ghosh, Professor at Baruch College has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Aalto University Distinguished Chair Award for research in Finland and other European countries.

 Ghosh is a Professor of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. Starting in the summer of 2016, he will engage in scholarly activities, conduct research, give lectures, conduct seminars for doctoral students and faculty, and consult with senior administrations at Aalto University.

“I feel extremely honored to be receiving this prestigious award,” said Ghosh. “Consistent with the Fulbright goals and objectives, my endeavor would be to exemplify the power of international academic exchange, share my knowledge and understanding of cultures with the intention of bridging the academic and cultural gaps between the U.S. and Finland and with the ultimate goal of a more peaceful and prosperous world.”

Professor Ghosh graduated from Tulane University, in New Orleans, where he earned his Ph.D. in Accounting and Economics. His Master’s degree, which is in Economics, is also from Tulane University. Speaking about his expertise and how it has contributed to his selection of the Fulbright Honor he said, “I graduated from Tulane in 1993, which was 23 years ago. Because my academic training includes Economics, Accounting, and Finance, I am able to use an interdisciplinary lens to provide unique and distinctive insights on business subject matter rather than use a specialized lens derived from one area of expertise.”  He continued, “My endeavor would be to engage in high quality scholarly research with faculty at Aalto, give lectures on my subject matter of expertise, conduct seminars for doctoral students and faculty, and consult with senior administrations at Aalto University.”

Ghosh has published numerous articles relating to topics in financial reporting and analysis, capital markets, auditing and corporate finance. These articles have appeared in The Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and many others.

With the support of the United States government and through binational partnerships with foreign governments, especially the Fulbright Center in Finland, the Fulbright Scholarship Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in all areas of endeavor, including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government, and the arts and continues to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Chatham Professor Earns Distinguished Fulbright Award

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2016 UTS Summer Accounting Conference

UTSThe UTS Summer Accounting Conference attracts leading accounting and auditing scholars from around the world. The Accounting Discipline Group at UTS is committed to ensuring that the Australian Summer Accounting Conference continues as the premier event of its type in the Australasian region.

Registrations are now open to attend the 19th annual Australian Summer Accounting Conference.  The 2016 conference will comprise a key-note address by Professor Katherine Schipper, Faqua Business School, Duke University, and 11 paper presentations, each of which will be followed by an invited discussant. 

There is no charge for attending the conference; however attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs, late cancelations and or no shows to the conference/dinner will incur an administrative fee of $50.00.  Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided, on each of the two days.  Additionally, conference attendees are invited to a dinner held on the evening of Thursday, 4th of February at the Park Royal Hotel.  The conference will conclude on Friday, 5th of February with drinks and canapés.  Places are strictly limited and anyone wishing to attend should register as soon as possible.

Presenters Title
Aloke Ghosh City University of New York


Chandra Kanodia University of Minnesota

The Quality of Audit Stress Tests of Goodwill for impairments


What are the Economic Consequences of Fair Value Accounting?

Yu Flora Kuang University of Melbourne The Influence of CEO Social Capital on Firm Value: Evidence from CEO Succession
Xi Li Temple University Mandatory Disclosure Reform, Monitoring, and Executive Compensation
Elisabeth Dedman Nottingham University The Information Content of Accounting Accruals when Accompanied by Cash or Stock Dividends
Thomas Bourveau Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Shareholder Activism and Voluntary Disclosure
Emmanuel De George London Business School Starving for information: Does reporting frequency affect how earnings news travels around the world?
Scott Liao  University of Toronto Does Loan Loss Provision Timeliness Affect the Accuracy, Informativeness, and Predictability of Analyst Provision Forecasts?
Christo Karuna University of Southern California Competition and Earnings Management
Gopal Krishnan American University Do Auditors with a Deep Pocket Provide a High Quality Audit?
Sterling Huang  Singapore Management University Corporate Hedging and the Design of Incentive-Compensation Contracts


4 – 5 February 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


City – Haymarket›CB08 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Building 8

Places to the conference are strictly limited.  Please treat your registration as a firm commitment as subsequent cancellations are costly and create administrative difficulties with waitlists. Late cancelations and or no shows to the conference/dinner will incur an administrative fee of $50.00.

14-28 Ultimo Road Ultimo NSW 2007


Complimentary – Please refer to the conditions noted above


General enquiries about the conference (including paper submissions or requests for invitations) should be directed to:

Katt Robertson – Accounting Discipline Group UTS Business School Email: Ph. 61 2 9514 3560

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Musings of a Colleague From Sweden

A professor in Business Administration from a University in Sweden wrote this email regarding one of Professor Ghosh’s recent article in the Journal of Accounting and Economics. This email is being reproduced after obtaining permission from its author.


Subject: OK, you found this, but what about…

Normally I do not send comments to authors of articles I read. But today, sitting in the south of Sweden (Kristianstad), going through many articles, since I have to revise a paper and therefor have to inspect what has happened the last year, I got my hand on your paper from Journal of Accounting and Economics 2015. And I have to send you a report of my impression and experience of your article.
Normally, when I read, I go: OK, you find this, but what about… And then, at the end of the reading, I have several ‘But what about..’ left unanswered.
With your paper, within the range of the first two pages I said:
OK, you found this, but what about…
But then you report on that, so then I say:
OK, you controlled for that, but what about…
But then you report on that, so then I say:
OK, you controlled for that, but what about…
But then you report on that, so then I say:
OK, you controlled for that, but ….eh…
And then I run out of ‘OK, but what about…?’
Normally I do not smile when I read articles, but when reading your article I smiled a lot, because I had no ‘OK, but what about…?’ left when the article ended.
So, congratulations to an excellent article. Of course I am very irritated that I will never be able to do such a strong article, but I am happy that others can do it (since then I do not have to do them).
Thanks for an amusing morning.

Sven-Olof Yrjö Collin

Professor in Business Administration
The Corporate Governance Research Group at Linnæus University
School of Business and Economics, Linnæus University

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