The Essential Role of Accounting in the Rise and Fall of Empires and Nations

(and how the Dutch saved the Spanish and the Americans)



This BrainBite evening lecture will consider the important role of accounting in the history of civilization.

Often overlooked, reliance on accounting (and accountability) has played a critical role in the rise of nations and empires over the past 3,000 years, and the neglect or suppression of the importance of accounting (and accountability) has been a precursor to the decline of empires and national revolutions.

Join us for this session of BrainBites on the evening of 23 May with Professor Jim Wahlen!



Jim Wahlen BB

Jim Wahlen is Professor of Accounting and the James R. Hodge Chair of Excellence at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His teaching and research interests focus on financial accounting and the capital markets. He is an award-winning teacher, and co-author of Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis: A Strategic Perspective. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1991, and has had public accounting experience in both Milwaukee and Seattle.

At AIF, Jim teaches the popular and highly rated Advanced Financial Statement Analysis program.

Where? Amsterdam Institute of Finance
When? Wednesday 23 May from 18:30 to 21:00
Cost? Free to AIF Alumni // CFA/VBA members. All others €50.

18:00 - 18:30 Registration and Refreshments
18:30 - 20:00 Presentation and Q&A
20:00 - 21:00 Networking Drinks

The setting will be relaxed and casual.

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