Accounting for Investments in Operating Assets

Reichelstein and Rohlfing-Bastian strive to understand the nature of information that firms, regulators, and investors need to make, incentivize and monitor investment decisions. Since investment efficiency is a core objective of firms and regulators alike, the work explores a rational approach to regulatory rule making. Besides developing the reporting designs, the project also uses archival and field data to explore whether regulators and firms establish reporting regimes that represent the key features of their theoretical designs.

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Participating Institutions

TRR 266‘s main locations are Paderborn University (Coordinating University), HU Berlin, and University of Mannheim. All three locations have been centers for accounting and tax research for many years. They are joined by researchers from LMU Munich, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, ESMT Berlin and Goethe University Frankfurt who share the same research agenda.

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