The deadline for applications is August 30, 2020.

A complete application includes

(i) a short bio,

(ii) a list of courses taken in accounting, economics, or finance and

(iii) a short description of the thesis or research projects in English.

Please mail the documents as a single pdf file (yourname_youruniversity.pdf) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate whether you plan to participate online or in person.

Participants will be informed upon their acceptance by e-mail until mid-September, 2020.


No enrolment fee is required. 


The organizers anticipate that a limited number of participants can attend this summer school in person. Prospective participants may apply to attend either in person or to join the sessions via online media. The course follows safety rules for Covid-19 imposed by the Austrian State and by the City of Vienna. The organizers assume no responsibility in case the live part of the course must be cancelled (e.g., due to Covid-19). It is the individual participant’s responsibility to be compliant with both Austrian and home country's travel regulations. All participants attend at their own risk.

Admission requirements

Participants should have a sound understanding of information economics and some prior knowledge of managerial accounting. The number of participants is limited.


The course will be held at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien.

There is also the possibility to join the course online. 

Brief history and organisation

The Summer School on Accounting is designed for PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers in accounting who would like to extend and deepen their knowledge on current research issues in accounting. The summer school is held annually and is organized jointly by

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

The venue alternates between the three hosts. Internationally renowned researchers in accounting are invited as instructors. Previous summer courses were held by:

  • Qi Chen (Duke)
  • John Christensen (Southern Denmark)
  • Joel Demski (Florida)
  • Paul Fischer (Wharton)
  • Jonathan Glover (Columbia)
  • Steven Huddart (Penn State)
  • Raffi Indjejikian (Michigan)
  • Chris Ittner (Wharton)
  • Kristina Rennekamp (Cornell)
  • DJ Nanda (Miami)
  • Madhav Rajan (Chicago)


Accommodations in walking distance to the Summer School venue:

Subway stations near the Summer School venue:

  • U4 - Rossauer Lände
  • U4/U2 - Schottenring


A brochure regarding the XVI. Summer School on Accounting 2020 can be downloaded here.


Karin Steinbrecher

phone: +43/(0)1-4277-38002

mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.