Mendoza played host to a meeting of accounting minds on September 17 and 18, when the 2004 Review of Accounting Studies Conference (RAST) came to campus. The event, which explored “Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation,” drew more than 70 professors from business schools around the nation, along with a handful of doctoral students.
Peter Easton, Notre Dame Alumni/Andersen Chair in Accountancy and director of Mendoza’s Center for Accounting Research and Education, organized the event. He is an editor of the journal Review of Accounting Studies. It was the 10th event of its kind and the first hosted by the University.
Of 35 papers submitted for consideration, six were selected for presentation and publication in the journal. According to Easton, response to the event and presentations was very positive—four presentations tied in the voting for best paper. All six can be downloaded at the conference website, www.nd.edu/~acctdept/020812/rast.