8th EIASM Workshop on Accounting & Regulation in Siena
The 8th International Workshop on Accounting & Regulation took place at the Santa Chiara Lab of the University of Siena (Italy) in June 2019. The intent of the workshop was to make an informed contribution to the wider debate on the role of accounting and financial reporting as a regulated activity. CAR’s Alfred Wagenhofer was one of the invited speakers at the Plenary Session and talked about “The Role of Enforcement in Accounting Regulation”. Furthermore, two DART students had the opportunity to present their working papers, which covered topics on corporate governance and PCAOB regulations, respectively. One of the papers was from Sandra Hinteregger (co-authored with Robert Eder) entitled “Board of Directors’ Project Acceptance Decision and its Reliance on Outside Experts“, the other paper from Negin Attar on “The Role of the Audit Portfolio in the Optimal Setting of Standards and Enforcement”. Many other international participants contributed new insights into their current research projects on topics related to accounting and regulation. Additionally, all the participants provided valuable comments and suggestions to the presenters within the workshop discussions. The whole conference was very well organized and provided novel insights into the theme and suggestions for future research.