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Berlin Accounting Workshop 2019

September 20-21, 2019

Berlin Accounting Workshop 2019

  • September 20: Tieranatomisches Theater der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philippstr. 12/13, Haus 3, 10115 Berlin 

  • September 21: ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

The second issue of the Berlin Accounting Workshop took place on September 20-21, 2019. The goal of this workshop was to bring together scholars from around the world to discuss a select number of papers.


The Berlin Accounting Workshop is a joint initiative of the following institutions:

For further information, please click here.


Photo gallery: Click here to see some memorable moments from the conference.

  • Program

    You can download the final workshop program here.


    Thursday, September 19 at 16.30 h

    The organizers are happy to invite the workshop participants to the opening ceremony for the Berlin School of Economics, with a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole. The deadline for registration is September 10, 2019. Please see the program and more information here.


    Friday, September 20

    Tieranatomisches Theater der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philippstr. 12/13, Haus 3, 10115 Berlin


    1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Registration 
    2:00 – 2:10 p.m. Welcome 
    2:10 – 3:10 p.m. Stop the Presses! Or Wait, We Might Need Them: Firm Responses to Local Newspaper Closures and Layoffs, Han Stice (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Break  
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Managerial Perception of Uncertainty and Cost Behavior, Reuven Lehavy (University of Michigan)
    4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    CEO Power and Target Ratcheting Asymmetry Reversal, Matthias Mahlendorf (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

    5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Break
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. When does the internal audit function enhance audit committee effectiveness?, Jacob Jaggi (The University of Arizona)
    7:30 p.m. Dinner @ Kopps Berlin (Linienstrasse  94, 10115 Berlin: see directions)


    Saturday, September 21

    ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin


    9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Real Effects of Private Country-by-Country Disclosure, Marcel Olbert (University of Mannheim)
    10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
    10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Regulators' Disclosure Decisions: Evidence from Bank Enforcement Actions, Anya Kleymenova (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
    11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Institutional ownership and labor-related misconduct: Evidence from U.S. federal violations, Aneesh Raghunandan (London School of Economics and Political Science)
    12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & ESMT Berlin Tour
    2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Effects of MiFID II on Sell-Side Analysts, Buy-Side Analysts, and Firms, Zhongwei Huang (Cass Business School)
    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Explaining Returns through Valuation, Erik Johannesson (Baruch College)

    4:00 p.m. Farewell


  • Registration

    The number of seats for the workshop is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


    Registration deadline: September 10, 2019

    Registration fee: 50 EUR


    *Note: The registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch on Saturday, September 21, and the workshop dinner on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m at Kopps Berlin. For organizational reasons, the dinner has to be booked upon registration. Should you need to change your dinner booking, please contact us at a week before the workshop the latest.

    The registration fee is waived for presenters and PhD students. Please make sure to choose the appropriate ticket when registering for the workshop.


    Register here.


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  • Call for papers (closed)

    We invited submissions in the areas of auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation. We encouraged submissions of early stage working papers presenting innovative ideas or methodologies. Travel cost and accommodation of accepted speakers will be covered (at reasonable levels).


    To see the papers chosen for presentation, please check the workshop program.


    The deadline for full paper submissions was May 31, 2019. Click here to see the Call for papers.

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