The 2018 MIT Asia Conference In Accounting

Keynote Speaker

Mary Barth

Mary Barth

Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at the Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (GSB). Professor Barth was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from its inception in 2001 until 2009. She served as the Academic Advisor to the IASB from 2009 until 2011. Prior to joining the IASB, Professor Barth’s accounting standard setting activities included serving as a member of the Accounting Standards Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs and the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford in 1995, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and an audit partner in Arthur Andersen & Co. Professor Barth’s research is published in a variety of journals and has won several awards, including the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the AAA’s Competitive Manuscript Award, and, on three occasions each, the AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award and the Best Paper Award of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the AAA.

She is the Senior Editor of The Accounting Review. She has been the Accounting Department Editor of Management Science and Co-editor of the Journal of Financial Reporting, and served on the Editorial Boards of several other academic journals. Professor Barth is a recipient of the GSB’s MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Robert J. Davis Award for a lifetime of service as a GSB faculty member. She served as a Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the GSB from 2002 until 2009.

Professor Barth was President of the AAA in 2013-2014 and has served as its Vice President and as Chair of several AAA committees. She also has served as Vice President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. Professor Barth is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the AAA’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, the Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award of the AAA’s International Section, and is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia and was an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She chairs the External Audit Committee of the International Monetary Fund. Professor Barth holds an AB from Cornell University, an MBA from Boston University, a PhD from Stanford University, and DSc(HC)s from Lancaster University and London Business School.

Doctoral Consortium

The next MIT Asia Conference in Accounting Doctoral Consortium will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Li Ka Shing Tower. The aim of the Consortium is to improve the quality of future accounting research by providing an opportunity for doctoral students in accounting from Asia and other areas to examine and discuss different accounting issues with a distinguished international faculty. Overviews of the current state of the accounting research will be included in the program of the Consortium. Students will also participate in social events to interact informally with each other and the faculty.

Nominations are by invitations only. Nomination submissions are currently available. For more information regarding the Consortium and nominations, please contact Laura Brentrup.

Doctoral Consortium Speakers

Mary Barth

Mary Barth 

Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at the Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (GSB). Professor Barth was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from its inception in 2001 until 2009. She served as the Academic Advisor to the IASB from 2009 until 2011. Prior to joining the IASB, Professor Barth’s accounting standard setting activities included serving as a member of the Accounting Standards Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs and the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford in 1995, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and an audit partner in Arthur Andersen & Co. Professor Barth’s research is published in a variety of journals and has won several awards, including the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the AAA’s Competitive Manuscript Award, and, on three occasions each, the AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award and the Best Paper Award of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the AAA.

She is the Senior Editor of The Accounting Review. She has been the Accounting Department Editor of Management Science and Co-editor of the Journal of Financial Reporting, and served on the Editorial Boards of several other academic journals. Professor Barth is a recipient of the GSB’s MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Robert J. Davis Award for a lifetime of service as a GSB faculty member. She served as a Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the GSB from 2002 until 2009.

Professor Barth was President of the AAA in 2013-2014 and has served as its Vice President and as Chair of several AAA committees. She also has served as Vice President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. Professor Barth is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the AAA’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, the Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award of the AAA’s International Section, and is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia and was an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She chairs the External Audit Committee of the International Monetary Fund. Professor Barth holds an AB from Cornell University, an MBA from Boston University, a PhD from Stanford University, and DSc(HC)s from Lancaster University and London Business School.

 

S.P. Kothari

S.P. Kothari

S.P. Kothari is the Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management.

Previously, he served as global head of equity research for Barclays Global Investors (BGI), responsible for research supporting BGI’s active equity strategies, from 2008-09. The actively managed equity portfolio had in excess of $100 billion in assets, and the research team was comprised of approximately 50 PhDs based in San Francisco, London, and Sydney.

Earlier, Kothari was Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. This department included approximately 75 professors and lecturers and an administrative staff.

Kothari’s highly cited research focuses on financial reporting and valuation, asset allocation, explaining the diversity in international accounting practices, use of employee stock options for compensating executives and accounting for stock options, evaluating investment performance, and corporate uses of derivatives for hedging and speculation. The American Accounting Association (AAA) honored his work with the 2014 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award. For the past 17 years, Kothari has served as an editor of the Journal of Accounting & Economics, a world-renowned academic research journal in accounting. He is an expert on economic policy issues in India and has written numerous opinion-page editorials in The Economic Times.

Kothari has frequently served as a senior consultant with Charles River Associates, a business-economics and litigation-support consulting firm. He has consulted with many large corporations, including leading U.S. and international banks and asset management companies, Australian television broadcast corporations, U.S. steel companies, E&Y, KPMG, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Kothari served on the Board of VVisions from 1998-2004 and is currently on the Board of FIA Global.

Kothari received his BE (Hons.) from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani; his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and his PhD from the University of Iowa. He has also received an honorary doctorate, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Technology, Sydney, in May 2013, and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, in 2013.