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The Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance takes place on May 5 with a distinguished international roster of accounting and finance researchers.

As in previous years, that lineup includes leading experts from the world of policy and practice. In a session on banking and financial regulation, we will hear from a top research advisor at the Bank of Canada and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. During the session on financial markets and international finance, we will hear from a senior economist at the IMF.

The accounting part of the conference will examine issues around analyst forecasting, financial accounting, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. There will also be a presentation by Laurence Mussio, author of A Vision Greater Than Themselves, a history of the Bank of Montreal, on the occasion of BMO’s bicentennial.

Patricia O’Brien, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the University of Waterloo and Campbell Harvey, the J. Paul Sticht Professor of Finance at Duke University will deliver keynote addresses. Professor O’Brien will focus on the role played by financial analysts as information intermediaries in times of regulatory change, while Professor Harvey will discuss issues around skill and luck and mutual funds and hedge funds.

The conference is co-chaired by Professors Lamia Chourou, Cheryl S. McWatters, Shantanu Dutta, and Samir Saadi, and it was made possible because of support received from the CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre; the Telfer School of Management, the Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker Series; the University of Ottawa; Pearson; and Wiley. 

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