We are pleased to announce the 2nd Accounting Theory Summer School, hosted by the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, in conjunction with the Accounting and Economic Society (more information about AES can be found here).
The summer school is designed for accounting junior faculty and advanced PhD students who are interested in analytical accounting research or theory-based empirical research. Participants are expected to have completed at least two years of PhD level course works in accounting, including microeconomics and finance.
The program aims to introduce participants to several theoretical frameworks relevant to accounting research, to develop the ability to generate theory-based insights and to apply them to accounting research, to appreciate the connection between accounting research and broader research paradigms in economics and finance, and to stimulate new insights in both analytical and empirical research.
Towards this goal, the program will feature 3 days of lectures by Profs. Itay Goldstein, Thomas Hemmer, Chandra Kanodia, and Qi Chen on a variety of contemporary accounting theories. The detailed topics and schedule can be found on the program page. These lectures will primarily discuss existing theoretical research, their motivation and relevance to accounting research, main intuitions, and implications for future research.
The program will also feature informal social hours and poster sessions for participants to discuss their current research with other participants, the speakers and the accounting faculty and PhD students from local universities. The poster sessions are open to both theory papers and theory-motivated empirical papers by the participants.
Due to limited space, registration is required with a non-refundable $300 registration fee for faculty and $200 for PhD student. The fee will cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and break snacks during the summer school. Participants are responsible for their own traveling and lodging expenses.
The summer school is a part of the events organized under the Accounting and Economic Society to promote theory-based research in accounting. Please see AES website for additional events for the year.