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 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: What If There Were No Annual Reports? Evidence from the Great Postal Strike of 1970

Date: Monday 3 October, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 1.06

Speaker: Mohan Venkatachalam (Duke University)


Title: Moral Accounting

Date: Thursday 8 December, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: Online

Speaker: Robert J. Bloomfield (Cornell University)


Title: Accounting with Mafi ties, and the Quality of their Work as External Monitors for non-Mafia Firms

Date: Wednesday 3 May, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: TBA

Speaker: Jere R. Francis (Maastricht University and University of Missouri)


Title: tba

Date: Thursday 11 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 1.06

Speaker: Greg Miller (Michigan Ross)


Accounting, Organisations and Institution Seminars

Title: Gamification in Platform Organizing: The orchestration of affective attachments in everyday life

Date: Wednesday 16 November, 14:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 3.20

Speaker: Matteo Ronzani (Alliance Manchester Business School)

Title: Protocol infrastructure for management control systems - flexibility and integration through digital dashboards

Date: Thursday 1 December, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 3.20

Speaker: Lukas Lohlein (WHU)

Title: Infrastructure, Ontology and meaning: The Endogenous development of Economic Ideas

Date: Wednesday 8 March, 15:00 (GMT)

Location: tba

Speaker: David Pinzur (London School of Economics)


Title: Hype cycles of the digital economy

Date: tba

Location: tba

Speaker: Neil Pollock (Edinburgh University Business School)


Title: tba 

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

Location: MAR 3.20

Speaker: Maude Paré-Plante (Université Laval)

Economics of Accounting Seminars

Title: Rethinking the cash conversion cycle

Date: Thursday 8 September, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 1.06

Speaker: Stephannie Larocque (Mendoza College)


Title: Diversity Washing

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 20 October, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Edward Watts (Yale)


Title: Simultaneous Information Releases and Capital Market Feedback: Evidence from Patent Tuesdays

Date: Thursday 17 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Location: MAR 1.06

Speaker: Tim Martens (Bocconi University) 


Title: Can Controls Curb Political Capture? Evidence From Patenting

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 24 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Wanli Zhao (Bocconi University)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 1 December, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Andreea Moraru-Arfire (Essec Business School)


Title: "503 Service Unavailable": When Acquiring Information Goes Wrong

Location: MAR 1.06

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

Speaker: Maximilian Müller (University of Cologne)


Title: Did Healthcare-Sector Insiders Capitalize on COVID-19?

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 2 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Patrick Ryu (University of Manchester)


Title: Human and Intellectual Capital Spending Efficiency and ESG Efficacy

Location: Zoom

Date: Thursday 9 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Alan Jagolinzer (Judge Business School)


Title: Understanding the Value of DEI Programs: Perspectives from Corporate Leadership

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Wednesday 15 March, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Aiyesha Dey (Harvard Business School)


Title: Director reputation effects of environmental and social failures

Location: MAR 1.06

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

Speaker: Yonca Ertimur (Leeds School of Business)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 18 May, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Oliver Binz (INSEAD)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 1 June, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Delphine Samuels (Chicago Booth)


Title: tba

Location: MAR 1.06

Date: Thursday 8 June, 10:30 (GMT)

Speaker: Jung Ho Choi (Stanford School of Business)

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). 

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 Kenneth Lee, MSc Programme Director. 

Dates for the 2022-23 session

  • ESG - A Conversation about its Importance, Relevance and Limitations with Benjamin Yeoh, RBC Global Asset Management
    Monday 3 October 2022

  • The Story of the Wirecard Investigation - Lessons for Auditors, Investors and Analysts with Dan McCrum, Financial Times
    Tuesday 1 November 2022

  • The Fundamentals of Fintech with Gerardus Vos, Bank of America
    Wednesday  7 December 2022

  • Financial Reporting for the Cryptoverse: Wild West or New Frontier? with Suzanne Morsfield, Lukka
    Thursday 23 February 2023

The INSIGHTS lecture duration is one hour followed by a networking drinks reception. 

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: October 2022 

  • Responsible Investing: Shareholder Engagements on ESG with Dr Xi Li, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • The Economic Consequences of Accounting Standards with Dr Maria Correia, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • The Shape of the Corporation with Dr Stefano Cascino, Associate Professor of Accounting

Annual LSE Accounting Student Ball

In March 2022 the Department held its first Accounting Student Ball in the Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn attended by over 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It was a fantastic evening which is now firmly a part of the academic calendar of events for our students.

The 2023 Accounting Student Ball is scheduled to take place on Friday 10 March 2023 at the Waldorf Hotel, London. Tickets (£45) will go on sale from the 15 January 2023 on the LSE E-shop.

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 2022

Our next online information session on our MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programme will take place between 14-24 November 2022. Details and registering your attendance can be found in the Virtual Graduate Open Events page

LSE Undergraduate Open Day 2023

The next Undergraduate Open Day will take place in April 2023. 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.