Review of Accounting Studies, 7, 131, 2002
2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in The Netherlands.
This double issue publishes papers presented at a conference on Accounting Information
and Investment Decisions at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell
University on September 12–13, 2001. Review of Accounting Studies editor, Charles Lee
organized this conference. His fellow editors thank him and his staff, and also the Parker
Center for Investment Research at Cornell for ﬁnancial assistance and hospitality during
Barclays Global Investors sponsored a cash prize for the best paper at the conference,
as they have generously done at previous conferences. This year, the best paper (selected
by secret ballot from conference attendees) was “Controlling Investment Decisions: De-
preciation and Capital Charges,” co-authored by Sunil Dutta and Stefan Reichelstein. The
best discussion was judged to be Doron Nissim’s commentary on “The Role of Volatil-
ity in Forecasting” by Bernadette Minton, Catherine Schrand, and Beverly Walther. This
award was made possible by a gift from research funds by Tom Dyckman and Charles Lee.
Congratulations to these winners.
Beginning September, 2002, I will be taking over from Stefan Reichelstein as Managing
Editor of the journal. The managing editor manages the paper ﬂow to editors and reviewers,
with editorial decisions in the hands of assigned editors. Stefan has done a superb job in
this capacity during the past four years. The editors and authors thank him for his service.