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ASU Cactus Conference

The School of Accountancy of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is delighted to host its first annual ASU Cactus Conference on March 21-23, 2024. This conference presents an opportunity for leading scholars from all areas of accounting to come together and exchange ideas on cutting edge research.


The ASU Cactus Conference features six research presentations, as well as enjoyable social interaction with colleagues from around the country.

  • Badryah Alhusaini  |  ASU
  • Elia Ferracuti  |  Duke
  • Urooj Khan  |  Texas
  • Wayne Landsman  |  UNC
  • Bridget Stomberg  |  Indiana
  • Regina Wittenberg-Moerman  |  USC

 Conference Participant List


3/21/2024 Thursday
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception - Sunstone Terrace at Westin Tempe
3/22/2024 Friday
7:30 a.m. Breakfast - McCord Hall, Room 422, ASU Tempe
8:00 a.m. Conference Opening - Andy Call, Director, ASU School of Accountancy
8:15 a.m. Paper Session 1
- Presenter: Regina Wittenberg-Moerman, University of Southern California
- Paper Title: "Non-Fundamental Loan Renegotiations"
9:15 a.m. Break 1
9:35 a.m. Paper Session 2
- Presenter: Badryah Alhusaini, Arizona State University
- Paper Title: “Testing the Waters Meetings, Retail Trading, and Capital Market Frictions”
10:35 a.m. Break 2
10:55 a.m. Paper Session 3
- Presenter: Urooj Khan, University of Texas at Austin
- Paper Title: “Once Bitten, Twice Shy: The S&L Crisis Experience and Depositor Reactions to Default News”
11:55 a.m. Friday Session ends - Prepare for shuttle to Cactus League spring training game
12:15 p.m. Shuttle departs
1:00 p.m. Spring training game
4:00 p.m. Shuttle pick up at Tempe Diablo Stadium
Drop off at McCord Hall and Westin Tempe
4:30 p.m. Free time before dinner
6:30 p.m. Evening Reception / Dinner
Pedal Haus Brewery, Downtown Tempe
3/23/2024 Saturday
8:00 a.m. Breakfast - McCord Hall, Room 422, ASU Tempe
8:30 a.m. Paper Session 4
- Presenter: Wayne Landsman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Paper Title: “Spillover Effects of Environmental Enforcement Actions through Private Lending”
9:30 a.m. Break 1
9:50 a.m. Paper Session 5
- Presenter: Bridget Stomberg, Indiana University
- Paper Title: “How Tax Executives Craft Income Tax Disclosures in Response to Tax-Based Proprietary Costs”
10:50 a.m. Break 2
11:10 a.m. Paper Session 6
- Presenter: Elia Ferracuti, Duke University
- Paper Title: “Central Bank Economic Transparency and Managerial Learning"
12:10 p.m. Closing remarks - Conference ends

About the Cactus League

Founded in 1947, the Cactus League has blossomed into a baseball fan's paradise, with ten ballparks hosting 15 Major League Baseball teams. The Cactus League is committed to strengthening and promoting the spring training industry while serving communities and contributing to the wonderful quality of life for all to enjoy in Arizona.

The Westin Tempe

Hotel information

A 17-minute walk from ASU McCord Hall, the school has secured discounted room rates at the Westin Tempe. Book your group rate by February 20, 2024.


Participation in the conference is by invitation only.

Contact us

For more information or questions email Lucile Faurel at