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Berlin Accounting Research Group

Berlin Accounting Research Group (BARG)

The Center is a founding member of the Berlin Accounting Research Group (BARG), a joint initiative of scholars from universities located in Berlin. The group organizes the Berlin Accounting Workshop biannually and various Berlin-based seminar series that regularly invite accounting scholars from Europe and around the world. The group gathers academics from the following universities:


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Berlin Accounting Workshop 2019

The second issue of the Berlin Accounting Workshop took place on September 20-21, 2019. The workshop brought together scholars from around the world to discuss a selected number of academic papers in the areas of auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting, and taxation, especially those presenting innovative ideas or methodologies. The two-day workshop featured presentations of nine papers, chosen from over 80 high-quality papers submitted, and gathered 54 participants, coming from 32 universities and 10 countries.

The Berlin Accounting Workshop takes place biannually and is a joint initiative of the institutions forming the Berlin Accounting Research Group (BARG). The second issue was supported by TRR266 Accounting for Transparency.


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  • 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


  • 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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