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Professor Eva Labro
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.

Professor Jeroen Suijs
Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus Universiteit
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Professor Alfred Wagenhofer
Center for Accounting Research, University of Graz
Graz, Austria


Professor Itay Goldstein
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

Professor Thomas Hemmer
Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University,
Houston, TX, U.S.A.


The purpose of this workshop is to promote the application of economic analysis in accounting research.

Economic modeling is an important research tool to understand the effect of information on decisions and their economic consequences in firms and markets. It offers the potential to gain specific insights into accounting procedures and institutions and helps build rigorous theories with hypotheses that can be empirically tested. Economic modeling has been successfully used to study a wide variety of topics that are related to information asymmetry and potential conflicts of interests between individual decision makers, firms, and markets. The models provide convenient structures to analyse current issues in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and corporate governance.

Participants are invited to present their own work in the field, to provide a formal discussion of papers presented by other participants, and to attend presentations and participate in the discussions. The benefit of participation is to present and receive feedback to own research, to be on the forefront of the research, and to discuss challenges in economic analyses.


Research papers covering any topics in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, and tax are welcome. The following list provides examples of areas of particular interest:

  • Economic consequences of accounting methods
  • Corporate reporting and disclosure
  • Accounting information and capital markets
  • Contracting use of accounting information
  • Accounting standards and standard setting
  • Economics of auditing and audit markets
  • Enforcement and oversight
  • Performance evaluation and performance measures
  • Management incentives and compensation
  • Internal controls and corporate governance
  • Accounting and taxes.

While the focus of this Workshop is on papers that use economic modelling, empirical papers that are strongly based on economic theory and test economic theories are also welcome.

It is intended that each paper accepted for presentation will be assigned a discussant to enhance a thorough discussion of the papers.

It is intended that each paper accepted for presentation will be assigned a discussant to enhance a thorough discussion of the papers.

Submissions should be made by 

March 15, 2020 

at latest through this website. 

All submissions must be in English.

Please click HERE to submit ON LINE.

Only full paper submissions will be considered.


The workshop will start on Thursday, June 18, around 9am and is scheduled to end at approximately 5pm on the following day.

The Workshop will take place at:

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Burgemeerster Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ww.eur.nl   +31 10 4081111


Details will be announced soon.