The Chicago School and Research Related to Organizational and Market Risk, a 50-Year Perspective

Conference dates

05 Apr 2019 - 06 Apr 2019


Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


-General Information-
We take the recent 50-year anniversary of Ball and Brown’s (1968) seminal study of market reactions to earnings announcements as an occasion to commemorate the contributions of the Chicago School to research related to organizational and market risk. The purpose of this conference is to bring together academic researchers at the frontier of such research to assess how far we have come over the past 50 years with an eye to future developments. The program will include a keynote speaker and 8 research papers that use archival, experimental, or theoretical methods. A small number of review papers may also be included in the program. The goal of the conference is to encourage the application of multiple perspectives to stimulate dialogue between researchers and policy makers. The keynote speaker for the conference is Gregory Waymire of Emory University. There will also be a session devoted to the background and influence of Ball and Brown (1968) featuring Ray Ball.

-Dates & Times-
Friday, 4/5 – 12:00pm to 5:45pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by CEAR, with a dinner to follow for invited guests.
Saturday, 4/6 – 9:00am to 3:15pm. Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided by CEAR.

Please register for the conference on the conference webpage - - and list any special dietary needs when registering. Contact CEAR at for any additional questions about registration.

The symposium will be held at the Georgia State University Buckhead Center, in Room 1203 on the 12th floor of Tower Place 200, 3348 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Additional Information

Organizers of this conference include Amanda Beck, S. Sean Cao, Matthew DeAngelis, Michael Majerczyk, Douglas Stevens (Chair), Ivo Tafkov, and Flora Zhou of the School of Accountancy at Georgia State University.

Contact Douglas Stevens at with questions about the symposium’s program, and CEAR at with questions regarding participation and logistics.

-Sponsors and Funding-
The conference is funded by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR, and the School of Accountancy (, both located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.