You may know Columbia Business School Professor Stephen Penman as the 14th-most downloaded author on SSRN.  Or you might know him as a Director of the Center for Excellence in Accounting and Security Analysis. Or perhaps as author of Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation.

More recently, Stephen has been visible as a critic of the direction of accounting standard setting.  Stephen is a fellow member of the AAA Financial Accounting Standards Committee.  In that role, he has been a primary author on a proposal for a Conceptual Framework for accounting standards that differs substantially from those approved and being considered by the FASB and IASB.  He has also published, through CEASA, a white paper titled Accounting for Intangible Assets:  There is Also an Income Statement, and has a forthcoming CEASA white paper on Financial Statement Presentation.

Join us on Wednesday, November 11th at 11am, when Stephen will lead a Roundtable discussion.  While our first order of business will be to discuss Stephen’s views on accounting standards, and his thoughts on related research opportunities, we will surely devote some time to Stephen’s thoughts about the state and future of accounting research more generally, given Stephen’s extraordinary success and influence in the field.

Details about participation are here.