The deadline for applications is Monday, March 30, 2015. A complete application includes (i) a short personal record (Curriculum Vitae), (ii) a list of visited lectures in accounting, economics, or finance and (iii) a short description of the thesis and/or postdoctoral lecture qualification in English.

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The summer school is jointly organized by

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann (LMU Munich)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexis H. Kunz (University of Bern), and
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer (University of Vienna).

Venue and Schedule

The course will be held at the Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Poschingerstraße 5, 81679 Munich.

  • Thu., June 04, 9 am - 6 pm
  • Fri., June 05, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Sat., June 06, 9 am – 4 pm

Course Language

The course language is English.


No enrollment fees apply.

Admission requirements

The course focuses on issues of accounting theory, costing, and biases in financial reporting on an advanced level. The participants should therefore exhibit, apart from analytic abilities, knowledge within the range of these topics. A close relation of the participant’s scientific work to the course content is desirable. The number of participants is limited.

Course Requirements

This course is lecture based. A list of the course readings will be sent to the participants in time. It will be the student’s responsibility to read the assigned papers prior to the course, and to be ready to engage in discussion with the class. We expect an active cooperation from the participants. Therefore, it is essential to become acquainted with the assigned papers and underlying analytical methods.


A brochure on the XI. Summer School can be downloaded here (pdf, 450 kb). For more information on Munich see here.


Mrs. Kornelia Samlan
Secretary of Prof. Christian Hofmann
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft (IUC)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
+ 49 / (0)89 – 21 80 68 92
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