Published online: 22 June 2012
Ó Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
This issue contains papers presented at the 2011 Review of Accounting Studies
conference entitled ‘‘Current Issues in Accounting Research’’, which was held at the
Bocconi in November 2011. Professor Sasson Bar-Yosef of Universita
Bocconi organized a truly memorable conference. We would like to thank him, his
staff and colleagues and especially Elisa Santi for their hard work and gracious
hospitality. We also thank Universita
Bocconi and Cambridge Business Publishers
for their ﬁnancial support. Finally, we thank the conference discussants for their
insightful comments. Edited versions of their discussions are published alongside
the papers in this issue.
Blackrock sponsored this year’s prize for the best conference paper. We thank
Blackrock for their ongoing support of this prize. This year’s best paper (selected by
secret ballot from conference attendees) was ‘‘Value Investing in Credit Markets’’
by Maria Correia, Scott Richardson and Irem Tuna. The Morgan Stanley Prize for
best discussant was awarded to Annalisa Prencipe for her discussion of ‘‘Where do
Firms Manage Earnings’’ by Scott Dryeng, Michelle Hanlon and Edward Maydew.
We congratulate our winners and thank our sponsors.
R. Sloan (&)
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Rev Account Stud (2012) 17:473