Accounting Theory Summer School

The Accounting and Economics Society (AES) is pleased to announce its 4th summer school on Theoretical and structural estimation research in accounting. The summer school is co-organized by the AES and New York University and will take place at New York University in New York City from August 6 to August 8, 2024.

The objective of the summer school is to provide an introduction to accounting theory and structural estimation, in a manner that is self-contained for researchers from various backgrounds. The sessions are designed for PhD students and researchers with or without prior experience in the methods, who are interested in empirical research as well as in theoretical research. We invite PhD students in accounting and other related disciplines, as well as faculty members to participate.

The first day will cover Voluntary disclosure – led by Professor Ilan Guttman (New York University), the second day will cover Earnings Management – led by Professor Judson Caskey (UCLA), and the third day will cover structural estimation – led by Professor Jeremy Bertomeu (Washington University).

In addition to the lectures and classes, the summer school will also offer informal social hours and plenty of opportunities for participants to discuss their current research with other participants, the speakers, and the accounting faculty at NYU. Lunch and a reception and dinner on the last day will be provided on all days. The summer school offers subsidized accommodation at NYU dorms ($130 a night for a single room, or $85 a night for the shared room – availability is limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis). There will be additional recommended hotels with blocked rooms in the area.

The summer school will be followed by the inaugural AES conference, on August 9-10, and the junior theory conference, on August 11, 2024. While these are separate events, the summer school participants and highly encouraged to participate in both the conference (subsidized registration rated to PhD students) and the junior theory conference (no registration fee). For more information about these two events, please visit the AES conference website or the AES website

If you would like to attend the summer school, please register using this form before June 21st. There is a registration fee of $200 to cover administration and incidentals. Class size is limited to allow for questions and participation and we may not be able to have seats after June 21st. The registration is fully refundable if canceled before June 30th.