Burton Accounting Conference

40th Columbia Burton Accounting Conference - Call for Papers

April 9 – 10, 2021

New York, NY


40th Columbia Burton Accounting Conference (Spring 2021)

The 40th Burton Accounting conference, organized by the Columbia Business School, will be held virtually on April 9-10, 2021. Since 1981, the Accounting Division at Columbia Business School has hosted the annual Burton Conference in honor of Professor Sandy Burton who served as the Chief Accountant at the SEC, the Deputy Mayor of Finance in New York and as the dean of Columbia Business School.  Prof. Burton earned considerable respect for attempting to bridge the gap between accounting practice and academia. In keeping with that spirit, the conference aims to assemble an accomplished group of scholars and practitioners to discuss new research findings, ideas, methodologies and trends.

The 40th Burton Accounting conference, for the first time in its history, is open to submissions. The conference welcomes rigorous and innovative manuscripts on important issues concerning all areas of accounting. The selected papers will be discussed by leaders in the field.

TOPICS: Theoretical, empirical, and experimental studies that advance our understanding of topics in accounting.

PAPER SUBMISSION: Please submit papers via email to [email protected]. No submission fee is required. The submission deadline is January 1, 2021 (extended from December 1, 2020).

For additional information, please visit the conference website or contact the organizers at [email protected].

The 2019 Burton Conference was a special one. It featured a Friday morning session devoted to celebrating the work of Trevor S. Harris, James A. Ohlson, and Stephen H. Penman. As part of that celebration, the three honorees made short presentations. Their presentations can be viewed below:

Trevor Harris’s remarks

James Ohlson’s remarks

Stephen Penman’s remarks