WHU Financial Accounting & Tax Center (FAccT Center)

Resources for financial researchers and decision makers

Mission Statement

The WHU FAccT Center is dedicated to generating and disseminating scientific knowledge about the economic consequences of financial accounting and taxation that is relevant to students, practitioners and policy makers.



Scott Dyreng (Duke University) visiting FAccT Center Research Seminar

On October 13, 2016, Scott Dyreng (Duke University) presented his current working paper "Trade-offs in the Repatriation of Foreign Earnings” (with Kevin S. Markle and Jon C. Medrano, both...



Jannis Bischof (University of Mannheim) visiting FAccT Center Research Seminar

On October 7, 2016, Jannis Bischof (University of Mannheim) presented his current working paper "Why Did Politicians Blame Fair Value Accounting during the Financial Crisis? The Role of...



Ivo Welch (Anderson School, UCLA) visiting FAccT Center Research Seminar

On July 11, 2016, Ivo Welch (Anderson School, UCLA) presented his current working paper “Levered Returns” at the WHU Research Seminar in Finance & Accounting. Using a quasi-experimental design...


Next WHU Research Seminar in Accounting & Tax

11. November 2016, 11:00 h (C-102/03)

Gaizka Ormazabal, IESE Barcelona

Topics of Interest

FAccT Center Members regularly speak on current accounting and tax topics, including

  • The use of financial statements in equity valuation, the determination of distributable and taxable profits, as well as corporate governance
  • National and International Accounting Standards, Management Reporting, and Disclosure
  • Accounting Quality, Accounting Policy and Accounting Fraud
  • Fair Value Accounting and Accounting of Research and Development, M&A Transactions, Pension Obligations, Income Taxes, Property, Financial Instruments and Hedge Accounting
  • Business Analysis and Business Valuation
  • Taxes and Investment Decisions
  • Corporate Tax Avoidance

We also invite you to attend our FAccT Center Research Seminar. Please contact us.