Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference

at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

40 Years of JAPP: Accounting and Public Policy Revisited

June 17, 2022


On June 17, the Robert H. Smith School at the University of Maryland will host the 2022 Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) Conference. This is the tenth in a continuing series of JAPP conferences that rotate among IE Business School in Spain, the London School of Economics (LSE), and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

This year’s conference will celebrate JAPP’s 40th birthday at the journal’s birthplace. The conference will explore the journal’s continued areas of interest as stated in the journal’s Aims and Scope as published in JAPP’s first issue: “…research papers focusing on the intersection between accounting and public policy. Preference is given to papers illuminating through theoretical or empirical analysis, the effects of accounting on public policy and vice-versa. Subjects treated in this journal include the interface of accounting with economics, political science, sociology, or law.”


Conference Coordinators

  • Alnoor Bhimani, London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK)
  • Salvador Carmona and Marco Trombetta, IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)
  • Lawrence A. Gordon & Martin Loeb, UMD’s Smith School of Business (US)

All activities are in Van Munching Hall (VMH) on Friday, June 17, 2022.

8:15–9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (VMH 1300 Atrium)

9–9:15 a.m.

Welcome (VMH 1330)
Marco Trombetta, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
Michael Kimbrough, Chair, UMD’s Accounting and Information Assurance Department

9:15–10:05 a.m.

Keynote Address “Accounting Analytics and the PCAOB”
Vernon J. Richardson, Distinguished Professor or Accounting, Glezen Endowed Chair, Sam M. Walton of Business, University of Arkansas (US)

10:05–10:55 a.m.

“The Monitoring Role of Consolidation in National Accounts: Evidence from Municipal Enterprises”
Christina Dargenidou, Sr. Lecturer of Finance, University of Exeter (UK); Marta De Vicente-Lama, Sr. Lecturer of Accounting and Finance, Universidad Loyola Andalucia, (ES); Beatriz Garcia Osma, Professor of Accounting, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)

10:55–11:25 a.m.

Break (VMH 1300 Atrium)

11:25 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

“Stakeholder Conflict and Financial Accounting Foundation Oversight”
Amanda M. Convery, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Delaware (US); Matt Kaufman, Assistant Professor, Portland State University (US); Terry Warfield, PWC Chair in Accounting, University of Wisconsin (US)

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Luncheon Address (VMH 2333 Executive Meeting Space)
“Relevance of Accounting to Policymakers”
Christina Ho, Board Member of the Public Company Oversight Board (PCAOB)

1:45–2:35 p.m.

“Resisting Institutionalized Corruption: The Case of Public Audit in Nigeria”
Zayyad Abdul-Baki, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Zayed University College of Business (UAE); Ahmad Diab, Associate Professor of Accounting, Prince Sultan University (SA); Abdulraheem Olayiwola Kadri, Kwara State University (Nigeria)

2:35–3:25 p.m.

“The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy at 40: A Bibliometric Analysis”
H. Kent Baker, University Professor, Finance & Real Estate, American University, Washington, DC (US); Satish Kumar, Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology (IN); Debidutta Pattnaik, Woxsen School of Business (IN); Nitesh Pandey, Malaviya, National Institute of Technology (IN)

3:25–3:50 p.m.

Break (VMH 1300 Atrium)

3:50–4:40 p.m.

Keynote Address
“Perspectives on Fraud and Insider Trading Research”

M. Daniel Beneish, Alva L. Prickett Chair and Professor of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (US)

4:40–5 p.m.

Wrap-up and Next Year’s Conference

5–5:45 p.m.

Reception (VMH 2333 Executive Meeting Space)

5:45–7:30 p.m.

Concluding Dinner (VMH 2333 Executive Meeting Space)

Travel Information

All activities will be in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Van Munching Hall (VMH), University of Maryland.


7699 Mowatt Ln.
College Park, MD 20742
Directions to Van Munching Hall


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