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

Aman, Hiroyuki and Beekes, Wendy and Berkman, Henk and Bohmann, Marc and Bradbury, Michael and Chapple, Larelle and Chang, Millicent and Clout, Victoria and Faff, Robert and Han, Jianlei and Hillier, David and Hodgson, Allan and Howieson, Bryan and Jona, Jonathan and Linnenluecke, Martina and Loncan, Tiago and McCredie, Bronwyn and Michayluk, David and Mroczkowski, Nick and Pan, Zheyao (Terry) and Patel, Vinay and Podolski, Edward and Soderstrom, Naomi and Smith, Tom and Tanewski, George and Walsh, Kathleen and Wee, Marvin and Wright, Sue (2019) Responsible science : Celebrating the 50-year legacy of Ball and Brown (1968) using a registration-based framework. Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 56. pp. 129-150. ISSN 0927-538X (

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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.


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