Most of these come from the Eli Bartov research seminar:
1. Comparison of probability a firm is likely to inflate earnings if they have independent directors or not. Probability to inflate earnings would be determined by doing a Jones cross sectional analysis of Total Accruals. (USA based as not enough data in Australia)
2. Do comapnies show a preference to manipulate earnings by managing accruals, after the departure of independent directors from the board? (Thanks P. Wells)
3. Is the variance of earnings from cashflow for companies in a given industry a predictor of… shareprice?/Risk?/Poor governance?