Welcome!

Welcome to the Accounting and Economics Society!


The Society's mission is to promote the development of theory in accounting and its use in empirical discourse. The Society is open to anyone interested in taking an active role in promoting this mission. Please browse this site for information about present and past accounting theory conferences, the SSRN Accounting Theory e-journal and memberships.

What can the AES do for you? Whether a member or a non-member, the AES helps disseminate and organize academic meetings ranging from education (summer school) to academic research conferences. Do you have a paper that you would like to present or needs feedback? Work-in-progress for which specialized parts of the analysis requires a co-author? Is there an event that you would like to organize but which may need support? A question about an ongoing stream literature for which one of the members has expertise? Please send us an email to admin@accountingtheory.org, or to any of the founding members, and we will do our best to help.

Inaugural Conference of the AES, NYU, August 13-14th 2020


The AES is excited to announce the First Inaugural Conference of the AES, to be hosted at NYU on August 13th and 14th, in New York City.

The AES Conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange and flourishing of economic analysis in accounting, in an active and stimulating research environment. The conference embraces all methodologies and encourages crossovers with other areas of the social sciences that can contribute to, and benefit from, insights in accounting research. Tim Baldenius (Columbia Business School) and Thomas Hemmer (Rice University) will be the plenary speakers.

Please download the Call for Papers here. The conference is open submission. We welcome both theoretical and empirical submissions, and from junior and senior faculty. All submissions will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee. Please follow the link for conference details and submissions below:

Paper submission and Registration link

Note that, if you are a Ph.D student, NYU will provide discounted student housing for the duration of the conference. Please contact Emma for more information.

Forth. Accounting Theory Conferences, 2020 Calendar


The University of Hong Kong 2nd Accounting Theory Conference , Hong Kong, 1/10/20 to 1/11/2020

open registration

The Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research 8th Annual Conference, Singapore, 5/18/20 to 5/21/20

open submissions, deadline Jan 6 2020

Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference, Hilo Hawai'i, 1/3/20 to 1/5/20

open submissions, deadline August 31 2019

2020 EIASM Workshop in Accounting and Economics, Rotterdam, 6/18/20 to 6/19/20

open submisssions, deadline March 15 2020

2020 American Accounting Association, Atlanta 8/10/20 to 8/12/20

open submissions


The Society was involved in several events over 2019:


  • Summer School in Accounting Theory at Duke, 6/11/19 to 6/14/19
  • Summer School in Accounting Theory and Structural Estimation at UC San Diego, 8/5/19 to 8/8/19
  • Junior Theory Accounting Conference (8/9/19-8/10/19) at UC San Diego, 8/9/19 to 8/10/19