New Journal: Accounting, Economics, and Law

Scholars like me interested in law as it interacts with accounting and economics will be excited to learn of a new joural offering to link these three fields and many others. Called the Journal of Accounting, Economics and Law, this is a welcome new forum to celebrate study of the relation, too often under-appreciated, among these subjects. The journal’s founding editors are three scholars I’ve come to know and admire, Michigan law prof Reuven Avi-Yonah, Yale accounting prof Shyam Sunder and University of Paris business economics prof Yuri Biondi.  

I’m flattered to have  been asked to serve on the Advisory Board, which boasts many luminous scholars from around the world, including, from the US, Sudipta Basu (Temple, accounting); Jonathan Glover (Carnegie Mellon, accounting); David Kennedy (Harvard, law); my colleague Larry Mitchell (GW, law); Roberta Romano (Yale, law); Martin Shubik (Yale, economics); and Lynn Stout (UCLA, law).

Following is a description of the journal.   Manuscript submissions are encouraged!

“The Journal of Accounting, Economics, and Law aims to encourage a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between individuals, organizations, and institutions in economy and society.

Financial, economic and legal techniques and languages play an influential and neglected role in this relationship. Concerns of finance, control, accountability, responsibility, valuation, regulation, and governance will be raised in their connection with accounting, economics, law, sociology, anthropology, history, finance, political science, and the management and policy sciences.

The journal encourages works that seek to recombine disciplinary domains in response to practically relevant issues, while encouraging theoretical advances and insights, and comparative historical perspectives.”

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1 Response

  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    There is a considerable French literature from the économie des conventions school about accounting, e.g. Ève Chiapello, Michel Capron, Alain Desrosières and others. See, e.g., the edited volume Les normes comptables internationales, instruments du capitalisme financier (La Découverte 2005). I hope your new journal will present some of their research to an English-speaking audience.