The Department is involved in hosting an extensive series of events, ranging from research seminars to public lectures.

Research Seminars

Our research seminar series takes place throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring terms for academic staff and research students. Unless otherwise stated, seminars are taking place in-person. If you are interested in attending any of research seminar, or would like to receive further information, please contact Jack Heaney at

Accounting Research Forums

Title: The Benefits and Costs of Transparent Supervision of Public Banks: Evidence from Disclosure of SEC Comment Letters

Date: Thursday 12 October, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: Online

Speaker: Amy Hutton (Carroll School of Management)


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Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 7 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Luzi Hail (Wharton Accounting)


Title: Gender and racial diversity: Evidence from earnings conference calls

Date: Thursday 28 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: tba

Speaker: Hun Tong Tan (Nanyang Technological University)

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Date: Thursday 30 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: tba

Speaker: Karen Sedatole (Emory Goizueta Business School)

Accounting, Organisations and Institution Seminars

Title: A Narrative Analysis of Motive in Serious Employee Fraud

Date: Wednesday 25 October, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 3.20

Speaker: Clinton Free (Univeristy of Sydney Business School)

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Date: Wednesday 15 November, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: MAR 3.20

Speaker: Davide Ravasi (UCL)


Title: Can We Use The Open Future? Preparedness and Innovation in Times of Self-Generated Uncertainty

Date: Wednesday 14 February, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: MAR 3.20

Speaker: Elena Esposito (University of Bielefeld and University of Bologna)

Economics of Accounting Seminars

Title: How (in)effective was bank supervision during the 2022 Monetary Tightening?

Date: Thursday 28 September, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 1.06

Speaker: Yadav Gopalan (Kelley School of Business)


Title: Corporate Greenwashing: Evidence from NGO Campaigns

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 5 October, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Thomas Keusch (INSEAD)


Title: The Information Content of Central Bank Disclosures: Firm-Level Evidence from Eurosystem Collateral Haircuts*

Location: CKK.2.18

Date: Thursday 5 October, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Aytekin Ertan (London Business School)

Title: Climate Disclosure Regulation and Investor Wealth

Location: tba

Date: Thursday 2 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Hami Amiraslani (INSEAD)


Title: How Do Consumers Use Firm Disclosure? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 16 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Thomas Rauter (Chicago Booth)


Title: Too Many Managers: The Strategic Use of Titles to Avoid Overtime Payments

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 23 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Bugra Ozel (University of Texas)


Title: Public and Private Informtion Channels Along Supply Chains: Evidence from Contractual Private Forecasts

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 30 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Edith Leung (Erasmus School of Economics)


Title: Do firms respond to calls for environmental improvements made by retail investors?

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 22 February, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Gwen Yu (Michigan Ross)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 7 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Luzi Hail (Wharton Accounting)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 14 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Michael Drake (Marriott School of Business)


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Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 21 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Junho Choi (Stanford University)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 9 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Matthew Bloomfield (Wharton Accounting)

Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 23 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Hans Christensen (Chicago Booth)

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Location: tba

Date: Thursday 6 June, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Nikolaos Floropoulos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Student Events

The Department runs a number of events throughout the academic year for students including thematic lectures and accounting student socials. Upcoming events will be listed on Moodle (Undergraduate accounting Moodle page and Postgraduate accounting Moodle page); and the Student Hub App.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. Students will be notified accordingly. 


Showcasing theory in practice, the Department runs the INSIGHTS speaker series during the academic year inviting leading practitioners to discuss the latest topical issues on accounting and finance and hosted by Dr Julia Morley, MSc Programme Director. 

Dates for the 2023-24 session

  • Doing Business Responsibly in Challenging Contexts with Vicky Bowman, Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
    Tuesday 24 October 2023, 7-8pm 
    Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

  • The Incredible Story of the Greensill Accounting Scandal with Rob Smith, Financial Times, and Tom Dunn, Orbian
    Tuesday 21 November 2023, 7-8pm
    Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

A pre-reception will take place from 6pm to 6.50pon the LSE Campus. Details will be sent via LSE email to students closer to the date.

Accounting Research EXCHANGE series

Leading accounting research with real-world impact.

The EXCHANGE series exposes accounting students to the latest departmental research on accounting regulation, business groups, corporate culture, and responsible investing.

EXCHANGE will take place in the Winter Term. Date to be announced soon.

Accounting Graduate Weekend to Cambridge

Join us for a whistle-stop trip to the historic city of Cambridge! Tickets include travel to/from LSE, one-night at the Hilton Cambridge City Hotel, all meals, activities and tours around the city. The weekend is a great opportunity to get to know fellow classmates and faculty.

Open to Accounting postgraduate (Diploma/MSc) and Accounting research students only.

More information contact Dot Richards (Diploma and MSc Accounting and Finance Programme Manager) at

14-15 October 2023

LSE Accounting Students' Ball

The annual Accounting Students' Ball will take place on Friday 8 March 2024 at the  Waldorf Hilton London.

Tickets will go on sale from January 2024. The event is open to undergraduate and postgraduate Accounting students only.

Tickets £50.

Extra-curricular activities for Accounting Students throughout the Term

The Departments runs several socials - 'extra-curricular' activities throughout the academic year to enhance students' experience of their time with the Department and being in London. These events allow for inter-year and programme engagement.

  • Accountants Go To The Theater.
    For 2023-24 calendar we have got tickets for Phantom of the Opera (November 2023) and My Neighbour Totoro (February 2024).
  • Meet your Academic Director breakfast catch-ups
  • Monthly Tea and Cake social (November 2023-May 2024)
  • Accounting Students' Winter Reception  

Information Sessions for prospective students and offer holders

MRes/PhD in Accounting Information Session

Join our PhD Programme Directors to learn more about the MRes/PhD in Accounting programme at LSE. This session will include information and advice about making an application, funding and the programme structure followed by Q&A with current PhD students and faculty.

Our next information session will be in Autumn 2023. 

Visit our MRes/PhD in Accounting webpage for more information on the programme or contact Rebecca Baker, Programme Manager on to find out more

Postgraduate/ MSc Information Session 2023

Our next online information session on ourDiploma in Accounting and Finance, MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programme will take place in November 2023. Register your attendance in the Virtual Graduate Open Events page

LSE Undergraduate Open Day 2024

The next Undergraduate Open Day will take place in April 2024. The Open Day is a good way to see the campus and what has to offer in addition to learning about the BSc Accounting and Finance programme and meeting current students on the course. Registration is essential and further information can be found on the Discover LSE webpage.