Topic:New Ideas with New data: An Example with Earnings Conference Calls
Speaker:Ling Cen,University of Toronto-Scarborough
Time:Monday, 10 July, 14:00-16:00
Place:Room 217, Guanghua Building 2
An earnings conference call is a press conference that corporate mangers hold within 48 hours after an earnings announcement. In this event, managers will discuss earnings of the last quarter and provide outlooks for various business activities for the next quarter (earnings growth, new products, investments, managerial turnovers, M&As, etc). Manager’s presentation will be followed by Q&As with call participants, including people from sell-side brokerages, buy-side institutions and financial media. This PhD seminar will provide students with different aspects of potential research questions for this setting, including those about information disclosure/diffusion in financial markets, strategic behaviors/interactions of participants, as well as labor market implications. Both finance and accounting PhD students are invited.
Ling Cen is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Finance area at Rotman. His early research was mainly on behavioural finance. In his recent work, he conducts interdisciplinary studies of corporate finance and operations management, focusing on the role of supply-chain relationships on various aspects of corporate decisions. He is also interested in the role of buy-side and sell-side analysts in earnings conference calls. His papers have been published in Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Review of Finance.
Your participation is warmly welcomed!