Research seminars

We have a range of speakers and research partners who regularly visit Deakin to share insights and encourage debate on topics of particular interest to the department’s students.

Upcoming seminars


29 Jul 2022Associate Professor Sorabh Tomar Southern Methodist University (SMU)USGreenhouse Gas Disclosure and Emissions Benchmarking
19 Aug 2022Professor Michael Davern
University of Melbourne 

26 Aug 2022

Associate Professor Dennis Fehrenbacher St Gallen University, SwitzerlandTBA

Past seminars

22 Jul 2022Professor Ying Huang
University of Texas, Dallas
Whistleblowing Threat and Corporate Disclosure
15 Jul 2022Mr Xing Yang
University of Melbourne
Can external auditors deter labor union misconduct?
7 Jul 2022Dr Wei Shi
Deakin University
Stay Distinct, Stay Silent - The Impact of Business Strategy on Disclosure Choice and Firm Value
24 Jun 2022Associate Professor Sean Dennis
University of Central Florida 
"Alexa, Audit Loan Grades!": Does Humanising Artificial Intelligence Enhance Auditor Reliance?

10 Jun 2022

Associate Professor Yuyan Guan

The Impact of Credit Market Development on Auditor Choice: Evidence from Banking Deregulation

3 Jun 2022Associate Professor Luke Watson Villanova University, PennsylvaniaTax Policy through Executive Power and the Firm Value Effects of Treasury Regulations

20 May

Associate Professor Andrew Jackson


The Disaggregation of Accounting Performance in Tests of Relative Performance Evaluation
18 May 2022

Dr Campbell Heggen & Dr Peter Ngigi

Deakin University

Socioeconomic Disparity and Planned Saving Behaviour: The Role of Financial Anxiety, Self-Efficacy and Social Norms
13 May 2022

Associate Professor Ryan Guggenmos

Cornell University
Ithaca NY

The Cognitive Cost of Misreporting
4 March 2022

Professor Charles Cho

York University

Hijacking ‘Sustainability’ (Accounting): The Case of ‘ESG’ and the IFRS Foundation
21 May 2021

Dr Wei Shi

Deakin University

Does Audit Committee Expertise Mitigate Securities Class Action Lawsuits?

2 June 2021

Professor Cline Lennox

University of Southern California

1) A review of China-related accounting research in the past 25 years
2) Auditor Inattentiveness to Firm Performance Subsequent to the Year End: Evidence from Going-Concern Opinions.
14 July 2021

Professor Laurence van Lent

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Leveraging Text-based Methods for Empirical Accounting and Finance Research – Part 1

15 July 2021

Professor Laurence van Lent

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Leveraging Text-based Methods for Empirical Accounting and Finance Research – Part 2

16 April 2021

Associate Professor Brian White

University of Texas at Austin

The Effect of Uncertainty about Future Accounting Standards on Financial Reporting Quality

13 November
Brown Bag
Nancy Cao (PhD Student)
Deakin University
PhD Progress Presentation
16 October
Brown Bag
Nancy Cao (PhD Student)
Deakin University
PhD Progress Presentation
9 October
Associate Professor Louise Lu
Australian National University
Death is a Law: Death of Former Colleagues and Management Forecasts

18 September 2020

Professor Bin KeCompany Visit Disclosure Regulation and Financial Analysts’ Behavior
9 September 2020Associate Professor Luckmika PereraIntegrated Reporting, Risk and Audit Committee Integration – An exploratory study of Australia’s Top 200 Listed Companies
4 September 2020Dr Sagarika MishraClient Firm Workplace Culture and Audit Pricing
21 August 2020Associate Professor Johannes (John) DumayIf the IIRC were a company, would I invest?
14 August 2020Dr Chen ChenDo Acquaintance Ties enhance Future Board Membership prospects of Tainted Independent Directors?
7 August 2020Dr My NguyenProduct Market Competition, Venture Capital and the Success of Entrepreneurial Firms
24 July 2020Prof. Nancy SuReputation Recognition and Audit Outcomes: Evidence from Chinese Auditors

3 July 2020

Professor Bin SrinidhiDoes private information make analysts more accommodative of managers or strive harder to enhance client value?

26 June 2020

Dr. Gabriel PundrichGrammatical Violations and Financial Reporting Quality

19 June 2020

Dr Lyu FanTransportation infrastructure development and tax avoidance: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment

12 June 2020

Professor George TanewskiAudit Pricing for Large Proprietary Companies in Australia

28 May 2020

Dr Lawrence HuangHuman Capital Relatedness and Labor Market-based Information Transfer

24 April 2020

Peter VuongIn what ways are you making your online learning activities and resources engaging?

17 April 2020

Dr Samuel CheungBoard Ethnic Diversity, Inter-Director Communication and the Quality of Accruals

13 March 2020

Professor David Lont, University of Otago, NZ

It’s Getting Hotter: EU Extreme Heat Spells and Firm Value

6 March 2020

Professor Brigitte Eierle and Dr Sven Hartlieb, University of Bamberg, Germany

Non-Audit Services, Audit Culture and Audit Quality: Evidence from the Private Client Segment Market

21 February 2020

Dr Stefan Schantl,
The University of Melbourne

Governance Quality, Financial Reporting, and Shareholder Activism: The Economic Effects of Mandatory Executive Compensation Disclosure

10 January 2020
Melbourne Burwood Campus, LB323. Geelong Waterfront Campus, ad3.307 (VMP)Professor Ke Liao
Wuhan University, China
10 December 2019Prof. Zhifeng Yang
State University of New York
Progress Presentation of Thesis on Translation of Integrated Reporting
29 November 2019Chun Lu, Sumon Bhattacharjee – PhD Students

Progress Presentation of Thesis on Translation of Integrated Reporting – Sumon Bhattacharjee

MS Borrowing from Employees to Finance Marketing Investment – Chun Lu

22 November 2019 Dr. Kevin Ow Yong Keng Singapore Institute of TechnologyTBA

8 November 2019

Masoud Azizkhani University of Tasmania"Specialized corporate disclosures and information asymmetry in U.S. capital market"
1 November 2019Prof Allan Hodgson University of Queensland“First Time Going Concern Opinions and Corporate Insider Arbitrage”
18 October 2019 Assoc Prof Dushyantkumar VyasPhD workshop
18 October 2019Assoc Prof Dushyantkumar VyasGovernment Procurement and Financial Statements Certification: Evidence from Private Firms in Emerging Economies
15 October 2019Assoc Prof Dushyantkumar VyasPhD workshop
11 October 2019Dr Sunyoung Kim Monash UniversityTarget ratcheting and CEO overconfidence

4 October 2019

Dr Yaowen Shan
University of Technology Sydney

Empowering Minority Shareholders and Enhancing Director Accountability via Lower Voting Thresholds and Board Spills: Evidence from the Australian “Two-strikes” Rule

26 September 2019Prof Keith HoughtonThe Cost and Efficient Delivery of Research and Education in AACSB Accredited US Business Schools
20 September 2019Dr Sharon Pittaway
Deakin University

Engagement and participation: Same same or different and why does it matter?

13 September 2019Professor Peter Clarkson
University of Queensland
The Value Relevance of a Firm's Carbon Profile
6 September 2019Professor Gary Monroe
University of New South Wales

Managerial Litigation Risk and Auditor Choice

3 September 2019Dr Yangyang Chen
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
PhD students workshop
30 August 2019Dr Yangyang Chen
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Options Trading and Voluntary Corporate Disclosure

16 August 2019Associate Professor Flora Kuang
University of Melbourne
CFO Social Ties and Financial Restatements
9 August 2019Associate Professor Bo Qin University of MelbourneMind the Gap? Firm Strategy and CEO-VP Pay Gap
25 July 2019Dr Katherine Hunt
Griffith University
'A new approach to risk profiling'
19 July 2019Professor Bin Srinidhi
University of Texas at Arlington
PhD workshop
16 July 2019Professor Bin Srinidhi
University of Texas at Arlington
PhD workshop
12 July 2019Professor Bin Srinidhi
University of Texas at Arlington
Do Gender-diverse Audit Partners Deliver Better Audit Quality than When They Are Both Male or Female?
1 July 2019Professor Jeffrey Pittman
University of Newfoundland
Navigating the revision process at the major journals
21 June 2019 Dr Wei Shi
Deakin University
Crowding Out or Crowding In? The Impact of Public Firms’ IFRS Adoption on Private Firms’ Investment

7 June 2019

Associate Professor Annemieke Craig
Deakin University

Supporting Deakin’s Accounting TALENT into a career

31 May 2019

Associate Professor Phillip Dawson

Deakin University

Developing Students' Feedback Literacy

17 May 2019

Professor Zahirul Hoque
La Trobe University
Linking top management team characteristics to management accounting systems sophistication: impact on organisational performance

10 May 2019

Professor Woo-Jong Lee
Seoul National University
“Flexible CPA Staffing: Implications for Audit Fees and Audit Quality”

3 May 2019

Brown Bag
Dr Egor Evdokimov
Deakin University
"Search for a Turnaround Savior: Can External CEO succession mitigate Going Concern Modifications?"

12 April 2019

Professor Marc Cowling
Brighton Business School

Australian Zombies: How much resource are they hoarding?

5 April 2019

Brown Bag
Professor Simon Fung
Deakin University

Do Audit Partners Compromise Audit Independence for Clients Affiliated with Business Groups? Evidence from the Likelihood of Issuing Modified Audit Opinions in China

22 March 2019

Professor Ian Gow
University of Melbourne

Non-answers during conference calls

15 March 2019

Dr Ilias Basioudis
Aston University

Non-Audit Fees, Knowledge Spillovers and Going Concern Reporting Decisions:
The Effect of Industry Specialization

8 March 2019

Brown Bag
Ms Joanna Tai
Deakin University

An empirical study investigating students' perceptions of what matters for their engagement.

1 March 2019

Brown Bag
Dr Jun Yao
Deakin University
Customer concentration, bad news withholding, and stock price crash risk.

22 Feb 2019

Brown Bag
Dr BJ Bobe
Deakin University
The impact of university executive team gender diversity on organisational performance: evidence from Australia.

15 Feb 2019

Ms Fanyuan (Penny) Zhang
Australian National University

The Impact of Audit Committee Expertise on External Auditors' Disclosures of Key Audit Matters.

23 Nov 2018

Associate Professor Nick Sciulli

Victoria University

Does Integrated Reporting Facilitate Stakeholder Engagement?

16 Nov 2018

Brown Bag
Andriyawan Sasmita
Angel Sung

Andriyawan: Political Ideologies and Audit Fees

Angel: Audit Pricing on Clients’ Internal Governance from Key Subordinate Executives

13 Nov 2018

Professor Elmar Venter
University of Pretoria

Quantitative research on integrated reporting

9 Nov 2018

Associate Professor Yupeng Lin
National University of Singapore

Sharing surplus with clients: Evidence from the protection of bank proprietary information

24 Oct 2018

Dr Sterling Huang
Singapore Management University

Controllability of Risk and the Design of Incentive-Compensation Contracts

19 Oct 2018

Professor Steven Cahan
The University of Auckland

Audit Firm Merger and Auditor Economic Behavior: Evidence from Entrance of Large Non-Big N Audit Firms

15 Oct 2018

Professor Sanjay Kallapur
India School of Business

Limitations of p-values and possible remedies for this

5 Oct 2018

Associate Professor Wen He
University of Queensland Business School

Auditor Ability and Audit Quality: Evidence from Graduate Migration in China.

14 Sep 2018

Dr Chung-Yu Hung
University of Melbourne

Does peer-specific knowledge improve relative performance evaluation?

7 Sep 2018  Professor Vincent Chong
University of Western Australia
The effect of delegation, rationalization and ethical climate on misreporting: A moderated-mediation study of financial services firms
31 Aug 2018 Professor Neil Fargher
Australian National University

Benefits and Costs of the Enhanced Auditor’s Report: Initial Evidence from Australia

24 Aug 2018 Dr Nam Tran
Melbourne Business School 
The Relationship between Managerial Perceived Competition, Long-Term Investment and Future Operating Return

15 Aug 2018

Dr Serene Ni
UTS Business School Programs (Shanghai)
UTS Business School

Inefficiently Low Cost Stickiness: Evidence from Retiring CEOs
27 Jul 2018 Dr Richard Kent
QUT Business School
Queensland University of Technology
Predicting Operating Cash Flows and Earnings using the Direct Method Compared to the Indirect Method Statement of Cash Flows
20 Jul 2018
Associate Professor Alvis Lo
Boston College 
The forecasting use of EBITDA covenants by equity investors
13 Jul 2018
Professor Suresh Rashakrishnan University of Texas, Dallas What's in a Name? Eponymous Private Firms and Financial Reporting Quality
22 Jun 2018 Professor Bin Srinidhi
University of Texas, Arlington
Agency Costs and Financial Disclosure Readability: Evidence from Family Controlled Firms
18 May 2018 Brown Bag
Dr Samuel Cheung

Aggressive Employment Policies, Internal Control Weaknesses, Financial Restatements and the Cost of Equity Capital

27 Apr 2018 Brown Bag
Puspa Muniandy (PhD student)
The Role of Institutional Investors in Moderating CEO Power and Compensation
19 Apr 2018 Associate Professor Chen Chen
Monash University
Clients' Financial Statement Comparability, Audit Fees and Audit Report Lag
6 Apr 2018 Professor Jeffrey Ng
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Director Reflection Pressure and Earnings Management: Evidence from Majority Voting Legislation
23 Mar 2018 Dr Helen Choy Drexel University Investor Sentiment and the Market Contagion Effect of Restatements
16 Mar 2018 Brown Bag
Professor Simon Fung
Tainted by Association? Non-culpable Signing Partners and Reputation Loss Following Enforcement Action against Audit Clients
9 Mar 2018 Professor Vic Naiker
Melbourne University
Audit Office Labor Market Proximity and Audit Quality
23 Feb 2018 Brown Bag
Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro
Readability, tone and audit fees: some Australian evidence
8 Dec 2017 Rajiv Nair PhD Student Presentation
24 Nov 2017 PhD student presentation To be advised
03 Nov
Dr Dichu Bao
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Value of External Audits: Evidence from Voluntary Audits of Hedge Funds
1 Nov 2017  Professor Robert Blackburn of Kingston University

Professor George Tanewski

Dr Nick Mrockzkowski
SME Presentation
27 Oct 2017 Phillip Wong Honours Presentation
13 Oct 2017
Dr Effiezal Aswadi Abdul Wahab
Curtin University
Fees paid to Auditors, Political Patronage and Properties of Analysts Earnings Forecast in Malaysia
6 Oct 2017
Dr Walid Saffar
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Effect of Timely Loan Loss Recognition in the Firms' Debt Choice
22 Sep 2017 12pm-1:30pm Brown Bag
Dr Lucia Lombardi
Associate Professor Joanne Locke
Luisa: an overview of the outcomes of ASP leave

Joanne: Attempting faithful transformation - tracing the construction of the IFRS taxonomy
15 Sep 2017
Brown Bag
Faizatul Ghazali (PhD Student)
Corporate social and environmental responsibility practices by Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia
1 Sep 2017
Iliyas Yusoff (PhD student)
Monash University
Foreign Exchange Exposure and Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts
25 Aug 2017 12pm-2pm Reading Circle
Associate Professor Joanne Locke
Integrated Reporting (Qualitative)
11 Aug 2017
Professor Nancy Su Lingnan University Corporate Name-dropping and the Cost of Equity
4 Aug 2017
Dr Woo Jong Lee
Seoul National University
Corporate Layoffs and Accounting Conservatism
28 Jul 2017
Brown Bag
Dr Luckmika Perera
Political Visibility of Greenhouse Gas Emitters and Accruals-based Earnings Management
14 Jul 2017 12pm-1pm Brown Bag
Dr Karen Lai
The consequences of hoarding bad news: Some evidence from stock price crash risk and CEO turnover
23 Jun 2017
Dr Ke Wang
University of Alberta
To be advised
9 Jun 2017 12pm-2pm Professor Bin Srinidhi
University of Texas at Arlington
To be advised
2 Jun 2017 12pm-2pm Brown Bag
Dr Campbell Heggen

Honours Presentation
Translating environmental motivations into performance - The role of values systems in embedding environmental commitment
19 May 2017
Professor Zoltan Matolcsy
University of Technology Sydney
The Role of Powerful Non-Executive Chairman in Mergers and Acquisitions
21 Apr 2017
Reading Circle 2
Professor Ferdinand Gul, Michael Bray and Samuel Cheung
Integrated Reporting (Quantitative)
28 Apr 2017
Professor Elizabeth Carson

UNSW Business School

UNSW Australia
Assessing Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Group Audits
3 Mar 2017
Reading Circle 1
Professor Ferdinand Gul
Political Economy
10 Mar 2017
Dr Chrisann Lee 

QUT Business School

Queensland University of Technology
Financial literacy and investment choice decisions: Evidence from Australian superannuation fund members.
24 Mar 2017
Brown bag 1

Elka Johansson
Reporting regulation and charities' accountability to stakeholders.
31 Mar 2017
Dr Anthony Ng
Monash University
Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow and Investments in Business Sustainability
24 Feb 2017
Dr Jayanthi Kumarasiri

Accounting, Economics and Finance Department,

Faculty of Business and Law,

Swinburne University of Technology
How Australia's biggest carbon emitting companies responded to the carbon tax
3 Mar 2017
Reading Circle 1
Professor Ferdinand Gul
Political Economy
10 Mar 2017
Dr Chrisann Lee 

QUT Business School

Queensland University of Technology
Financial literacy and investment choice decisions: Evidence from Australian superannuation fund members.
3 Feb 2017
Venura Welagedara
Associate Professor Harminder Singh
Dr Saikat Deb
Department of Finance
Analysts' reputation and post-recommendation drift.
28 Oct 2016
Brown Bag
BJ Bobe
Nazeh Baarini
BJ: Exploring the association between effective teaching, student learning approaches and learning outcome in university accounting education: a PLS-SEM modeling analysis
11 Nov 2016
Brown Bag
Andriy Sasmita
Amirul Nasir
Amirul: Financial reporting quality and investment of audited small private firms at different life-cycle stages".
18 Nov 2016 Dr Like Jiang
University of Melbourne
Seminar dateTopic
14 Oct 2016 Market Reactions to Auditor Switches under a Regulatory Consent Regime: Evidence from Australia
7 Oct 2016 Integrated Reporting Research
2 Sep 2016 The Association between Financial Reporting Quality and Inventory Investment Efficiency
26 August 2016 TBA
26 August 2016 David and Goliath - a tale of intra-professional conflict
19 August 2016 Voluntary versus Mandatory Implementations of China SOX and Analyst Forecasts
12 August 2016 Social Networking by University Accounting Students: Its impact on academic performance, student engagement and student life
29 July 2016 Puspa Muniandy - Paper 2: The role of institutional investors in moderating CEO power and their compensation.

Cheryl Phuah - Auditor Independence and Audit Quality in Malaysia: The Effects of Director—Auditor Links and Ethnicity—an update
22 July 2016 What drives non-executive director compensation in pension funds? Evidence from Australian superannuation
15 July 2016 Do Auditors Strive to Improve Audit Quality After Sanctions? Evidence from an Emerging Market
28 June 2016 The Provision of Non-Audit Services and Audit Fees: Does Sourcing Arrangement of Internal Audit Matters?
20 June 2016 A Theoretical Framework of External Accounting Communication: Research Perspectives, Traditions, and Theories
27 May 2016 Do managers use share prices to mitigate investor short-termism?
20 May 2016 The influence of proprietary costs on charities' reporting practices and the market for contributions
20 May 2016 TBA
29 April 2016 TBA
22 April 2016 Shaping the future of accounting and business education
1 April 2016 Changes in voluntary audit, credit scores and ownership concentration
18 March 2016 Regulatory impact of voluntary climate change-related reporting by Australian government-owned corporations
29 January 2016 Does media coverage improve investment efficiency?
26 February 2016 TBA
4 March 2016 The value relevance of the reclassification of non-derivative financial instruments: a cross-country study
13 Nov 2015 Is advertising value relevant? Multi-dimensional analysis of markets and informed traders
6 Nov 2015 Public Accounts Committee of India
6 Nov 2015 Self-managed super funds: what is the real cost?
30 Oct 2015 Current and future trends in auditing research
14 Oct 2015 How to get published in quality accounting journals
9 Oct 2015 Who joins a sinking ship? Some evidence on the market reaction and characteristics of independent directors who join fraudulent firms
25 Sept 2015 Opportunities and challenges of using Islamic financial System in Australia 
11 Sept 2015 Separating auditor provided tax compliance and tax planning services: financial reporting implications
28 Aug 2015 Voluntary disclosure of corporate social responsibility and quality of forward-looking information.
28 Aug 2015 PhD presentation
14 Aug 2015 Keeping the market informed: How effective is the market operator's monitoring of listed firms.
7 Aug 2015 SME research – ABS longitudinal data on SME
7 Aug 2015 ORBIS and FAME database
31 Jul 2015 Does a firm's life cycle explain its propensity to engage in corporate tax avoidance?
24 Jul 2015 Research opportunities arising from new reporting and assurance initiatives
24 Jul 2015 Power relations and boards of directors: differentiating control, monitoring and oversight
26 Jun 2015 The influence of remuneration committee existence and effectiveness on CEO compensation
26 Jun 2015 Environmental performance and value creation
5 Jun 2015 Longer term audit costs of IFRS and the differential impact of implied auditor cost structures
22 May 2015 Fostering and forcing uses of accounting: labour-management negotiations in the automotive crisis in Canada 2008–2009
8 May 2015 Estimation bias and monitoring in clean development mechanism projects. Co-authors: Hui Chen (University of Zurich) and Peter Letmathe (RWTH Aachen University)
24 Apr 2015 The moderating effects of large block holders and governance attributes on the relationship between Institutional Investors and firm performance
24 Apr 2015 Charity reporting practices 
20 Mar 2015 Developing creative accountants: an opening up of the accounting curriculum through visual and reflective exploration
13 Mar 2015 The relationship between emissions and earnings management in the presence of environmental legislation