Under the leadership of Mark Clatworthy, Joachim Gassen and Giovanna Michelon, the EAA VARS series was launched last May. This initiative started following the widespread cancellation of seminars because of the COVID-19 situation, with the aim of allowing colleagues to disseminate their research findings to a large and informed audience, while simultaneously enabling scholars from a range of institutions to engage with current research projects.
The previous edition was a success and the EAA has decided to make the VARS a regular event for the EAA community. The EAA VARS for 2020-21 is now a monthly event, organised and coordinated by the EAA Virtual Activities Task Force.
The EAA Virtual Accounting Research Seminar Series (VARS) will take place on Fridays at 16.15 CET on Zoom, with a start date of December 4. Beatriz Garcia Osma (Carlos III University) will open our VARS year with a paper entitled "Narrative conservatism", co-authored with Juan Manuel García Lara, and Fengzhi Zhu, both at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.