The 19th GEABA Conference took place at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar (Germany) on September 19-20, 2019. CAR’s Ralf Ewert and Alfred Wagenhofer were invited speakers of the plenary session on the importance of microeconomic methods in management research. Furthermore, four DART-Students participated at the conference this year. Their working papers covered the topics of mandatory audit firm rotation, corporate governance, and PCAOB regulation. Elisabeth Plietzsch presented her working paper with the title “The role of client concentration on the effects of mandatory audit firm rotation.” The second working paper by Sandra Hinteregger (coauthored with Robert Eder) was entitled “Board of directors’ project acceptance decision and its reliance on outside experts.” Negin Attar presented the third working paper with the title “The role of the audit portfolio in the optimal setting of standards and enforcement.” Moreover, CAR members Ewert, Michael Kopel and Wagenhofer, as well as DART student Eva Putz participated as discussants at the GEABA Conference. The GEABA conference was very well organized and provided novel insights into the theme and ideas for future research.