PhD Forum 2018


Wednesday, 30th May 2018 - 08:00-13:00
Bocconi University
ROOM : To be announced

The EAA PhD Forum, launched in 2013, is an initiative of the EAA to help and promote PhD students in accounting. The PhD Forum is part of the EAA Annual Congress. Only PhD students that will attend the congress are able to register for the PhD Forum.

The PhD Forum will take place in the Bocconi University on Wednesday 30th May 2018 from 08.00 to 13.00hrs, just before the opening session of the EAA Annual Congress 2018 (

The PhD Forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to network and gain insight into academic accounting research and its environment through the speakers. It may also provide information as to how to establish contacts for entering the job market. The Forum is open to PhD students pursuing research in any topic areas (financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit, tax, etc.) and using any research method (empirical-archival, analytical modelling, behavioural, etc.) related to the EAA.

Please address questions to Thorsten Sellhorn ( or Philip Joos (


  1. To complement EAA's offering in terms of doctoral education and emerging scholar promotion;
  2. To foster networking of doctoral students with established scholars and each other;
  3. To increase the visibility of EAA and its Accounting Research Center (ARC) within the community of doctoral students.


08:00 - 08:30    Welcome Coffee

08:30 - 08:35    Welcome Addresses

- Philip Joos, Tilburg University, EAA President
- Miles Gietzman, Bocconi University, EAA 2018 Congress Chair

08:35 - 09:30    Update on EAA Doctoral Activities and the EAA Accounting Research Centre (ARC)

- Philip Joos, Tilburg University, EAA President
Mark Clatworthy, University of Bristol, ARC Committee Chair
- Giovanna Michelon, University of Exeter, ARC Committee Co-Chair
- Beatriz Garcia-Osma, Carlos III University, ARC Editor (Peer Mentoring)

- Salvador Carmona, IE Business School, EAA Past President and
                                  EAA Talent Workshop Organizer
- TBA, EAA Talent Workshop Participant

09:30 - 10:45    Plenary: Digitalization and Accounting Research: Towards a Research Agenda

- Mark Clatworthy, University of Bristol
- Glen Gray, California State University

10:45 - 11:15    Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45    Breakout sessions

1. Audit research
     - Gilad Livne, University of Exeter
2. Bayesian statistics in accounting research
      - Harm A. Schütt, LMU Munich School of Management

3. Python and textual analysis in accounting research
      - Ties de Kok, Tilburg University

12:45 - 13:00    Sandwich lunch

13:00 - 13:40    Congress Opening Session

Attendance will be limited to those PhD students and emerging scholars who are registered for the Congress.

Registration to the PhD Forum 2018 can only be done simultaneously with the registration to the EAA Annual Congress 2018 via the online registration system. Please note that you will be asked to send a proof of your PhD status.