PhD Forum 2021


Tuesday, 25th May 2021 - 14:00-16:00


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. 

The PhD Forum will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021 from 14.00 to 16.00hrs in a virtual format.

The PhD Forum is a great opportunity for research master studentsPhD students as well as for Assistant Professors or Lecturers in Accounting who do not have a permanent position yet, or Postdocs in Accounting to network and gain insight into academic accounting research and its environment through the speakers. The Forum, which is open to PhD students pursuing research in any topic areas (financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit, tax, etc.) and using any research method (analytical modelling, behavioural, case study, empirical-archival, etc.) related to the EAA, may also provide information as to how to establish contacts for entering the job market.

Please address questions to Martin JACOB (   


  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 Resources Center (ARC) within the community of doctoral students.


14:00 - 15:00    Plenary Session: The Editorial Review Process - The recordings are available here

- Moderator: Martin JACOB, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Associate Editor, European Accounting Review 

- Christian LAUX, WU Vienna, Editorial Board, The Accounting Review - Presentation

Hervé STOLOWY, HEC Paris, Past Editor European Accounting Review (2016-2019) - Presentation

Alan WEBBUniversity of Waterloo, Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary Accounting Research - PPT presentation

15:00 - 16:00    Breakout sessions

1. Designing and Analyzing Quasi-Experiments in Field Settings
    Khim KELLY, University of Central Florida - Presentation

2. Sustainability Research in Accounting
   Michelle RODRIGUE - Plastic bans, climate change, food security...: Developing accounting research that contributes to tackle sustainable development challenges

3. Recent Trends in Analytical Research
    Xu JIANG, Duke University - Presentation

4. Structural Estimation in Accounting Research
    Matthias BREUER, Columbia Business School - Presentation                 

Additional videos on the activities by the EAA will be uploaded on the PhD Forum’s homepage.

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

Registration to the PhD Forum 2021 can only be done simultaneously with the registration to the EAA Virtual Congress 2021 via the online registration system. Please note that you will be asked to send a proof:

  • Either of your research master status or PhD status (e.g. a letter signed by your Supervisor)
  • Or a proof of your Assistant or Postdoc status (e.g. a letter signed by your Department Head)