Welcome to Cigar 2019
Alternative views on Public Sector Accounting and Financial Management

13 & 14 June 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cigar 2019

17th Biennial CIGAR Conference in Amsterdam, June 13-14 2019
Alternative views on Public Sector Accounting and Financial Management

The theme of the 17th biennial CIGAR conference is Alternative views on Public Sector Accounting and Financial Management. Scholars outside the domains of accounting and public sector (e.g., psychology, ecology) will be asked to give their opinion on our research field in the plenary sessions. Furthermore, colleagues will be encouraged to submit papers in which non-traditional theories and research approaches are used, such as the use of big data for analysis. Of course, papers using more traditional theories and approaches are also very welcome. Invited speakers include prof. dr. Gerda van Dijk (professor in Public Leadership) and the president of the Netherlands Court of Audit. In addition to the plenary sessions focused around the conference theme, the last day features a session in which an overview is presented with regard to the current state of IPSAS and EPSAS. The conference will be concluded with the General Assembly of the CIGAR Network. Furthermore, next to the parallel sessions, some special workshops will be organized, including a publishers’ forum and a workshop on how to effectively present your research to a scientific and non-scientific audience.

Keynote Speakers

Alfred Ho

Teaching and research focus on public budgeting, performance management, citizen engagement, and e-government. 


Director of the Zijlstra Center for Public Control and Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in 2016, having been a Board Member since 2010.


Member of the Netherlands Court of Audit’s Board since 1 September 2017


Combining the PhD seminar and Main Conference leads to a € 50,- discount.

€ 425,-

Main Conference
(incl. Gala Dinner)

€ 75,-

PhD seminar

€ 100,-

Gala Dinner on 13 June

€ 200,-

Practitioners Program on 14 June

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodations. Lunch during all conference days will be provided to all participants.

PhD Seminar

PhD students are invited to submit either an extended abstract, a proposal or a full paper on any topic related to public sector accounting in its widest scope. Selected participants are expected to present their research project/paper to colleague students, assisted by two senior researchers in order to receive fruitful suggestions and valuable feedback. The seminar, chaired by Susana Jorge and Dorothea Greiling, offers the opportunity to join a growing community of young scholars interested in governmental accounting research. The PhD Seminar will precede the main conference, and take place on Wednesday June 12.