Academic Advisory Group

Jul 28, 2021 | Exposure Drafts and Consultation Papers

Comments due by: Sep 30, 2021

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To facilitate more structured relationships between the board and the academic community, and to maximize the contribution the community can make to the development of high quality IPSAS, in 2019 the IPSASB created its Academic Advisory Group (AAG). It is chaired by former IPSASB Chair, Andreas Bergmann, and includes IPSASB’s academic members, as well as representatives of the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research (CIGAR) Network and International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM).

Building on the success of IPSASB's first Research Forum in September 2019, the AAG issued a call for papers in relation to the four topics that the IPSASB had included in the Research program as part of its 2019-23 Strategy and Work Plan. The abstracts selected to go forward by the AAG were awarded a small grant by the IPSASB to enable drafts to be developed. The final versions of the papers were made available to the IPSASB to support its discissions about the topics to prioritize in its 2021 Work Program Consultation 

Enhancing the academic voice through this mechanism has proved to be a great successNot only was their strong interest from the academic community, with 30 abstracts outlining research proposals received, from which four were selected. Draft versions of the papers were presented at the second Research Forum, held in June 2020 in partnership with the CIGAR Network. The final versions of the papers contained useful research on three topics, two of which have now been proposed for inclusion in IPSASB’s active Work Program. If these projects proceed, the papers should also help shape the thinking on how they will be developed. 

2021 Call for Papers 

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In preparation of the 3rd Research Forum, which will be co-hosted by CIGAR at its June 2022 conference, the IPSASB is offering a grant of USD $1,500 for selected scholarly papers submitted on the following topics (up to six grants available in total): 

The IPSASB may select additional topics under each Research Area depending on the focus of the proposed research and its relevance to the IPSASB’s current and future work program and initiatives (See the IPSASB’s Call for Papers for more information).

As a first step, we invite interested academics to submit abstracts by September 30, 2021. Abstracts should be one-page summaries of the planned approach to the topic selected by the scholar (or group of scholars). The abstracts will be reviewed by the Academic Advisory Group. Decisions on the award of grants will be taken by October 31, 2021. Scholars who wish to submit a paper without receiving a grant are free to do so.


Key Dates


AAG Members

  • Andreas Bergmann (Chair)
    Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Francesco Capalbo
    University of Molise
  • Susana Jorge (CIGAR)
    University of Coimbra
  • Mari Kobayashi (IPSASB)
    Waseda Graduate School of Political Science
  • Scott Showalter (IPSASB)
    North Carolina State University
  • Maria Francesca Sicilia (IRSPM)
    University of Bergamo
  • Patricia Siqueira Varela (IPSASB)
    University of Sao Paulo

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