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 Michaelmas, Lent and Summer terms for academic staff and research students. Unless otherwise stated, seminars are taking place online via Zoom. 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 Strategic Choice of Peers in M&A Valuations

Date: Thursday 18 November, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Rodrigo Verdi (MIT)


Title: Failure to Adapt: how the Active Fund Management Industry is responding to the rise of Passive Investing

Date: Thursday 25 November, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Crawford Spence (KCL)


Title: Social Inertia and Field Heterogeneity: Towards A New Conceptualization of Equity Analysts

Date: Thursday 31 March, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Yuval Millo (Warwick University)


Title: The Effect of Patent Disclosure Quality on Innovation

Date: Thursday 9 June, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Mark Lang (University of North Carolina)

Accounting, Organisations and Institution Seminars

Title: Finance and Paranoia

Date: Wednesday 27 October, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Fabian Muniesa (CSI-Mines ParisTech)


Title: Objects, things, and infrastructures of accounting and referentiality

Date: Wednesday 17 November, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Jan Mouritsen (Copenhagen Business School)


Title: Two churches and two prayerhouses: Cultural heritage as a singularity at Roşia Montană mining site

Date: Wednesday 16 March, 14:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Eija Vinnari (Tampere University)

Title: The dramaturgy of inscriptions in interactions: Scripts, performances and performativity in the process of Performance Measurement Systems Development

Date: Wednesday 25 May, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: Zoom/MAR 3.20 (Hybrid Session)

Speaker: Chiara Bottausci (University of Bristol)

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Date: Wednesday 8 June, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: Zoom/MAR 3.20 (Hybrid Session)

Speaker: John-Christopher Spender (Rutgers Business School)

Economics of Accounting Seminars

Title: The Monitoring Role of Social Media: Evidence from the Introduction of 3G Internet

Date: Thursday 23 September, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Jonas Heese (Harvard Business School)


Title: Disturbing the quiet life? Competition, incentives, and performance target difficulty

Date: Thursday 30 September, 17:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Michael Matejka (Arizona State University


Title: Why Do Institutional Investors Request Information on CO2 emissions?

Date: Thursday 14 October, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Gaizka Ormazabal (IESE)


Title: Forward-Looking Information in Bank Reporting

Date: Thursday 28 October, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Jannis Bischof (University of Mannheim)


Title: Firm-level Climate Change Exposure

Date: Thursday 4 November, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Laurence van Lent (Frankfurt School)


Title: Can CEO facial expression generate disagreement? Incongruent emotions during earnings-related interviews and analyst response

Date: Thursday 24 February, 17:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Elizabeth Blankespoor (University of Washington)


Title: Measuring the Threat of Exit

Date: Thursday 10 March, 17:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Andrea Pawliczek (University of Colorado)


Title: Do Commercial Ties Influence ESG Ratings? Evidence from Moody's and S&P

Date: Thursday 17 March, 10:00 (GMT)

Speaker: Yun Lou (Singapore Management University)


Title: Did the Paycheck Protection Program Hit The Target?

Date: Thursday 24 March, 15:00 (GMT)

Speaker: João Granja (University of Chicago)


Title: Outliers and Robust Inference in Archival Accounting Research

Date: Thursday 19 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR.1.06

Speaker: David Veenman (University of Amsterdam)


Title: Uneven Regualtion and Economic Reallocation: Evidence from Transparency Regulation

Date: Thursday 26 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR.1.06

Speaker: Matthias Breuer (Columbia University)

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 here with details to register on Moodle (Undergraduate accounting Moodle page | Postgraduate accounting Moodle page). 


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. 2021-22 INSIGHTS includes financial reporting for the cryptoverse; ESG - importance, relevance and limitations; and the impact of fintech.

Annual LSE Accounting Student Ball

In March 2022 the Department helds its first Accounting Student Ball in the Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn attended by over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It was a fantastic evening which is now firmly a part of the academic calendar of events for our students. Watch this space for details on the 2023 Accounting Student Ball.

Information Sessions for prospective students and offer holders

LSE Undergraduate Open Day 2022

The next Undergraduate Open Day will be held on Thursday 7 July 2022. 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.

2022 Postgraduate Offer Holders Day 

Thursday 14 July 2022
These sessions are for postgraduate accounting offer holders joining LSE in September 2022.

  • MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions: Meet the Team, Programme Structure and Q&A with current students - 10.00-11.15 (BST)
    Audience: MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions offer holders only
    Zoom link | Passcode: 306364
  • MSc Accounting and Finance: Meet the Team, Programme Structure and Q&A with current students - 11.30-12.45 (BTS)
    Audience: MSc Accounting and Finance offer holders only
    Zoom link | Passcode: 686677
  • LSE Careers and summer planning with Barnaby Mollett, LSE Careers and student panel 13.30-14.30 (BST)
    Audience: all postgrad accounting offer holders
    Zoom link | Passcode: 615861
  • The Accounting Student Community and “Ask Us Anything” 14.45-15.30 (BST)
    Audience: all postgrad accounting offer holders
    Zoom link | Passcode 284599

Welcome Week 2022

Welcome Week, for those joining us in September 2022 willl take place the week commencing Monday 19 September 2022. Full details will be publised on the LSE Welcome page.

Department of Accounting - Welcome Week schedule - coming soon!

LSE Term dates

MRes/PhD in Accounting Information Session

Our next information session is scheduled for November 2022. 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.

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