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Keynote Speaker, Bruce Carruthers

  • Accounts and Social Context: Why Accounting is a Sociological Issue
    Monday Plenary, August 6, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Bruce Carruthers received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1991. His areas of interest include comparative and historical sociology, economy and society, sociology of law and sociology of organizations. At Northwestern, Carruthers is involved in the graduate Comparative Historical Social Science (CHSS) program, and the undergraduate Business Institutions Program (BIP).


Keynote Speaker, Deirdre McCloskey

  • Monday Plenary, August 6, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. She is known as a "conservative" economist, Chicago-School style (she taught for 12 years there), but protests that "I'm a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not 'conservative'! I'm a Christian libertarian."

Keynote Speaker, Gregory Berns

  • From Neuroeconomics to Neuroaccounting
    Tuesday Plenary, August 7, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D. is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy. He is a Professor in the Economics Department. He is a founding member of the Society for Neuroeconomics. He is the author of Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment (Henry Holt & Co., 2005) and Iconoclast: What Neuroscience Reveals About How To Think Differently (Harvard Business School Press, 2008). He graduated cum laude in physics from Princeton University, received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Davis and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He subsequently completed a psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.

Keynote Speaker, Kevin A. McCabe

  • Tuesday Plenary, August 7, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Kevin A. McCabe is professor of economics and law and holds appointments at George Mason's Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, the Mercatus Center, and Krasnow Institute. Previous faculty appointments include professor of economics at the University of Arizona and associate professor of accounting in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He has written or co-written over 50 articles on market design, industrial organization, game theory, monetary theory, behavioral economics, and experimental economics and has been coprincipal investigator on many National Science Foundation grants, including a recent NSF study on "Brain Function and Economic Decision Making, 2001-2003."

Keynote Speaker, Dan Roam

  • The Pathways Commission: Seeing the Big Picture
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 7, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm

    Dan Roam is the author of the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with PicturesBusiness Week and Fast Company's best innovation book of the year, and Amazon's #5 selling business book. The Back of the Napkin has been published in 25 languages and is a bestseller in Japan, South Korea, and China. Dan has helped leaders at Microsoft, Google, Wal-Mart, Boeing, and the United States Senate solve complex problems through visual thinking. Dan and his whiteboard have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, and NPR. Dan's visual explanation of American health care was selected by Business Week as "The World's Best Presentation of 2009," and earned Dan an invitation to discuss visual problem solving with members of the White House Communications Office.

Keynote Speaker, Raymond Ball

  • Tuesday Afternoon Plenary, August 7, 2012 ~ 2:00pm–3:30pm

    Raymond Ball studies corporate disclosure, earnings and stock prices, international accounting and finance, market efficiency and investment strategies. He is coauthor with Philip Brown of "An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers," an article published in the Journal of Accounting Research in 1968 that won the American Accounting Association's inaugural award for seminal contributions in account literature. This article revolutionized the understanding of the impact of corporate disclosure on share prices, and of earnings releases in particular. It laid the foundation for much of the modern accounting literature. Ball also is the author of "Anomalies in Relationships between Securities' Yields and Yield surrogates," published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 1978, the first academic reference to systematic anomalies in the theory of efficient markets.

Keynote Speaker, Philip Brown AM

  • The Seed that Made a Difference: Ball and Brown (1968)
    Tuesday Afternoon Plenary, August 7, 2012 ~ 2:00pm–3:30pm

    Philip Brown is a Commerce graduate of The University of New South Wales, where he received a University Medal. He completed his graduate work in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He currently holds joint professorial appointments in accounting and finance at The University of New South Wales and The University of Western Australia. Philip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1978

Keynote Speaker, Sarah F. Brosnan

  • Coordination across the Primates
    Wednesday Plenary, August 8, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Sarah F. Brosnan is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University and a member of the Brains & Behavior program. She directs the Comparative Economics and Behavioral Studies Laboratory (CEBUS Lab) and does research with nonhuman primates at both the Language Research Center of Georgia State University and the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research of the UT/MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she is a visiting assistant professor. Sarah completed a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology at Emory University and a postdoctoral fellowship in anthropology/behavior at Emory University and UTMD Anderson Cancer Center.

Keynote Speaker, Bart J. Wilson

  • The Emergence of Property as a Convention in the Laboratory
    Wednesday Plenary, August 8, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Bart J. Wilson is the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University's Economic Science Institute. He is currently using experimental economics in his research to examine the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origin of property rights systems that undergird it. Another of his research programs compares decision making in humans, apes, and monkeys. Bart has published papers in the American Economic Review, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Evolution & Human Behavior. His research has been supported with grants from the National Science Foundation, the Federal Trade Commission, and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics. Bart loves to talk about the courses he teaches, including "Humanomics" and "Spontaneous Order and the Law." Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and before that a Research Scientist at the Economic Science Laboratory at the University of Arizona and an Economist at the Federal Trade Commission. Bart received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona and hails from the great State of Wisconsin.

Keynote Speaker, Karen Pincus

  • Challenges on the Horizon
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 8, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm

    Karen Pincus, the Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Professor of Accounting at the University of Arkansas, earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1984 and came to Arkansas after 12 years on the faculty at the University of Southern California. Her research, which appears in U.S. and international journals, focuses on audit judgment, fraud detection, and accounting education; she has been a member of the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education.

Keynote Speaker, Doyle Z. Williams

  • The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program — A Status Report
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 8, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm

    Doyle Z. Williams, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program administered through the AICPA Foundation. He is Past President of the American Accounting Association and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of AACSB. He served as Director of Education of the AAA, President of the Administrators of Accounting Programs, and President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. He served as Chair of the Accounting Education Change Commission from 1989-1993. He is Dean Emeritus, University of Arkansas, where he served as Dean of the Walton College of Business. He served as a Senior Scholar in the School of Accountancy at Kennesaw State University. He was the founding Dean of the School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and served as Accounting Area Coordinator at Texas Tech University. He received the Outstanding Educator Award from both the AAA and AICPA. He was the fifth educator to receive the AICPA's Gold Medal. His other honors include receiving the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award for distinguished contributions to the Federation, to the profession of accounting, and to accounting education. Upon his retirement from the University of Arkansas, the university established the endowed Doyle Z. and Maynette D. Williams Chair in Professional Accounting.