VHB ProDok: Experimental Research in Accounting (October 31-November 3, 2016)

Institution: VHB ProDok

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Markus C. Arnold (Universität Bern)

Date: 31. Oktober – 3. November 2016

Place: Harnack-Haus, Tagungsstätte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin, http://www.harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de/

Registration: Please send your registration by Email to doktorandenprogramm@vhbonline.org

The purpose of this course is to provide broad exposure to the research opportunities available using experimental data to explore management and financial accounting topics. Therefore, this course covers recent experimental studies from financial and managerial accounting areas that apply behavioral decision theory, psychology, and economics to address a variety of accounting research questions. This includes published research, as well as working papers, mainly from leading accounting researchers in the field.

The goals of this course are

  • to familiarize students with recent experimental research in accounting,
  • to help students develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate such research,
  • to help students find the right research method for their question and to challenge the limits of the experimental research method
  • to help students develop rigorous experimental designs for conducting their own research.

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