LSU Accounting Ph.D. Student Receives Best Paper Award

11/16/2012 02:33 PM

BATON ROUGE – Dan Eshleman, Ph.D. student in the LSU Department of Accounting, received the best doctoral student paper award at the American Accounting Association’s Midwest Regional Conference, held in Saint Louis, Mo., in October. In all, 80 people attended the conference and 32 research papers were presented.

“The award is a reflection of both my hard work and the education I have received from my professors at LSU,” said Eshleman, a native of Kernersville, N.C.

The paper, “Overreaction to Supply Chain Information Transfers,” examines whether investors are able to efficiently use financial information about customer firms to value their suppliers. The results of the study suggest that investors tend to overweigh customer news when pricing supplier firm stocks.

The paper is co-authored with LSU Ourso Distinguished Chair in Accounting Agnes Cheng.

A detailed description of all 32 doctoral papers, including Eshleman’s winning paper, can be found at

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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012