Advanced Topics in Quantitative Empirical Accounting Research

Instructor: 
Time I: 
Tuesday,
09:00am to 06:00pm
Venue I: 
FU, exact location tba
Description: 

This course focuses on quantitative empirical archival accounting research, covering theoretical, methodological and technical aspects of this research program. The course concentrates on financial accounting issues but also touches on some auditing topics. After this course, participants should

  • have a clear understanding about the theoretical foundations of positive and capital market-based financial accounting research,
  • understand the methodological approaches to and common pitfalls of empirical archival research designs,
  • have acquired information about how to execute empirical archival studies, including the usability and inter-operability of different data sources,
  • have become familiar with a collaborative data science workflow using R/Stata and Github,
  • and, based on their own research proposal, have received constructive feedback on how to design and execute a viable study in the area of quantitative empirical financial accounting research.

Literature:
See syllabus

Exam:
Research Proposal and its presentation (see syllabus for details)

Interested students have to apply to participate by August 13 by sending an email to gassen@wiwi.hu-berlin.de.

Credits: 
6.00
Program: 
Semester: 
Spring 2018
Affiliation: 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin