Editorial Rev Acc Stud (2008) 13:167 DOI 10.1007/s11142-008-9073-4 Stanley Baiman Published online: 27 February 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008 This double issue contains papers presented at a conference entitled, Uses of Accounting Data for Firm Valuation and Performance Measurement, which was held at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ in October, 2007. Review of Accounting Studies Editor James Ohlson organized this conference. We would like to thank him, his staff and his colleagues, especially Charles Christian and Michael Mikhail, for their help and hospitality. We also thank the W.P. Carey School of Business for its financial assistance. Cambridge Business Publishers provided additional financial assistance for which we are also grateful. Finally, our thanks go to the paper discussants for their insightful comments. Their discussions are published alongside the papers in this issue. Barclays Global Investors sponsored a prize for the best conference paper, as they have at previous conferences. This year, the best paper (selected by secret ballot from conference attendees) was ‘‘On the Relation between Predictable Market Returns and Predictable Analyst Forecast Errors’’ by John Hughes, Jing Liu, and Wei Su. The Morgan Stanley prize for the best discussion was awarded to two discussants: Gerald T. Garvey for his commentary, on ‘‘On the Relation between Predictable Market Returns and Predictable Analyst Forecast Errors’’ by John Hughes, Jing Liu, and Wei Su and to Terry J. Shevlin for his commentary on ‘‘Executive Stock-Based Compensation and Firms’ Cash Payout: The Role of Shareholders’ Tax-Related Payout Preferences’’ by David Aboody and Ron Kasznik. Congratulations to these winners, and thanks to the sponsors of the awards, Barclays Global Investors and Morgan Stanley. S. Baiman (&) The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, 1321 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365, USA e-mail: baiman@wharton.upenn.edu http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Accounting Studies Springer Journals
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