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Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference at LSE

The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) is pleased to announce a Biennial Conference to rotate among the London School of Economics, I.E. Business School and the University of Maryland's Smith Business School.

The first Conference was held on May 25, 2012, at the London School of Economics, London, UK. The theme of the first Conference was focused around Accounting and Corporate Governance. A special issue of JAPP was published based on the papers, and related discussions, presented at the Conference.

JAPP's focus is on the intersection between accounting and public policy with a preference for papers that utilise theoretical and/or empirical analysis to illuminate the effects of accounting on public policy and vice-versa. Papers which were presented at the conference appealed to a diversity of research methods. The conference invited papers across a number of areas including:

- Financial accounting mechanisms and corporate governance

- The recent global financial crisis and its effects on corporate governance

- Risk management and governance practices

-The role of internal control systems in corporate governance

- Global comparative issues in governance and accounting controls

- Country specific institutions and regulations affecting corporate governance systems

- Managerial incentives, executive compensation and corporate governance

- The interface between managerial accounting and corporate governance

- Accounting and the possibility of 'good' governance

- Accounting and global governance oversight

Of 69 paper submissions reflective of many of these themes, nine were accepted for presentation at the conference.  Three panel speakers (Ole-Kristian Hope, Steven Monahan and Robert Watson) also commented on the papers and on accounting and corporate governance issues. Sir Andrew Likierman (Dean of London Business School and a member of the Cadbury Committee) gave an address during the conference luncheon.

The titles and abstracts of the conference papers are available here|.