Accounting and Personal Finance

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (Marco Trombetta)
June 1, 2021
If possible University of Maryland otherwise online
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December 31, 2020

The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, which rotates among the IE Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Maryland's R. H. Smith School of Business. After cancelling the 2020 annual conference because of the COVID-19 crisis, we hope to be able to hold the ninth conference in June, 2021, at University of Maryland's R. H. Smith School of Business. 

The theme of the conference will be: Accounting and Personal Finance

The theme of the conference is the impact of financial literacy on financial decision-making with an emphasis on the role of accounting knowledge and information. All papers that examine any aspect of financial literacy will be considered. Potential issues of interest that fit within this general theme include, but are not limited to:

  • how understanding basic accounting concepts affects financial literacy and decisionmaking such as household savings, budgeting, and debt
  • the effects of financial literacy and financial education on personal finance decisions
  • the role of CPAs in personal finance decisions
  • the effects of advanced accounting education on personal finance decisions
  • impact of workplace financial wellness programs on employees’ decision-making
  • role of accounting standards to improve household personal finances
  • impact of accessibility and formatting of accounting information (XBRL, SEC filings, corporate websites, financial report formatting) on investors’ financial decision-making efficacy of public policy programs in furthering financial and accounting literacy
  • the usefulness of treating household as corporate firms while analyzing their financial decisions

Papers submitted to the JAPP conference will be subject to a blind review process.

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special theme issue of JAPP edited by - Kathleen Weiss Hanley (Lehigh University, College of Business) - Annamaria Lusardi (The George Washington University School of Business).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers for the 2021 conference issue may be submitted through the Editorial Manager electronic platform by December 31, 2020. You can access the platform through this link:

Please make sure to submit the paper to the conference special issue by choosing the option “SI:Accounting and Personal Finance” as the paper type. Conference acceptance decisions will be made by early March 2021. Authors are encouraged to contact Professor Marco Trombetta (, should there be any matter requiring clarification and guidance