Responsible science: Celebrating the 50-year legacy of Ball and Brown (1968) using a registration-based framework

Hiroyuki Aman, Wendy Beekes, Henk Berkman, Marc Bohmann, Michael Bradbury, Larelle Chapple, Millicent Chang, Victoria Clout, Robert Faff, Jianlei Han, David Hillier, Allan Hodgson, Bryan Howieson, Jonathan Jona, Martina Linnenluecke, Tiago Loncan, Bronwyn McCredie, David Michayluk, Nick Mroczkowski, Zheyao (Terry) PanVinay Patel, Edward Podolski, Naomi Soderstrom, Tom Smith, George Tanewski, Kathleen Walsh, Marvin Wee, Sue Wright

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This paper represents the intersection of three spheres of influence, relevant to the global research community interested in a more reliable understanding of capital market phenomena. First, as a timely context, we celebrate the 50-year legacy of an iconic event study of accounting information and the evolution of stock prices, namely Ball and Brown (1968). Second, we add our voice to the growing call for researchers to follow principles of "responsible science". Third, using the Ball and Brown paper as the inspiration, we report on an experiment in which several teams of researchers follow a registration-based editorial process, which illustrates one fruitful avenue for fostering responsible research into the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-150
Number of pages22
JournalPacific Basin Finance Journal
Early online date13 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019


  • accounting information
  • Ball and Brown (1968)
  • event study
  • registration-based editorial process
  • responsible research


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