Swiss Accounting
Research Alpine Camp (SARAC)

4th edition of SARAC will be held in Davos, Switzerland on February 6th and 7th, 2025

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 4th edition of SARAC, co-organized by the University of St. Gallen’s Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing (ACA) and the University of Lausanne’s Department of Accounting and Control (DAC). On February 6th and 7th, 2025, the conference will take place in Davos, Switzerland.

SARAC aims to bring together experienced researchers, early career researchers, and PhD students to exchange research ideas and projects in one of the most famous Swiss Alps ski resorts. This time, the conference will take place in a unique conference location and home to the World Economic Forum: The Congress Centre Davos.

We welcome submissions of papers in all areas of financial and management accounting. We encourage submissions of empirical studies employing novel data and approaches in terms of data gathering (e.g., field studies, experiments, hand-collected) and/or settings (e.g., private firms, European data, banks, financial services) that are of potential interest to regulators and practitioners.

Keynote Speakers:
Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University
Ane Tamayo, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Submission and Registration:
The submission deadline is August 1st, 2024. Please email your paper (no author information) and a separate file including author information to

The registration deadline is December 15th, 2024. To register for the conference, please click here.

Please refer to the Call for Papers for more details.

Congress Hotels:
Kongress Hotel Davos, Promenade 94, CH-7270 Davos Platz
Hard Rock Hotel Davos, Tobelmühlestrasse 2, CH-7270 Davos Platz

We reserved a limited number of rooms in the two conference hotels. Please use the code in your registration confirmation to benefit from the conference rate.


We look forward to welcoming you in the Swiss Alps on February 6th and 7th, 2025, in Davos!

SARAC Board     Standing Scientific Committee
Tami Dinh, University of St.Gallen (Co-Organizer) Dennis Fehrenbacher, University of St.Gallen
Minyue Dong, University of Lausanne (Co-Organizer) Pepa Kraft, HEC Paris
Shuping Chen, University of Texas at Austin Gaia Melloni, University of Lausanne
Liz Demers, University of Waterloo Jim Naughton, University of Virginia
Christian Leuz, University of Chicago Nicolas Rudolf, University of Lausanne

Contact us
Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing (ACA), University of St. Gallen
CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

SARAC is sponsored by:

Prior Conferences