The SET section normally produces a newsletter for all members twice a year (Winter and summer). These are emailed to all current members at the time of publication.

Latest Newsletter

Access the Spring 2016 Newsletter here

Calls For Future newsletter content

Please send items of interest for the next newsletter to the editors: Dr. Murphy Smith (, and Dr. Yu Cong ( Examples of items that fit the newsletter include the following:

  • Recent books or journal articles related to SET - whether you have published them or you have seen other peoples you think others should know about. Conferences and calls for papers related to SET - make sure all regional or local events you may be involved with get good billing this way.
  • This could include non-AAA events too (if directly relevant to section members' interests) - Have you been to an interesting meeting recently? Why not write a few paragraphs for us describing who presented what so we can all benefit in some way from events we couldn't attend?
  • Personal accomplishments e.g. promotions or awards (don't be shy now!) Have you changed jobs recently? Let people know where you are now via the newsletter perhaps!
  • New research projects started or updates on current ones you may be working on. PhD students - tell us what you are doing and what you are finding out - there may be people out there who can help you in all kinds of ways you hadn't thought about - ask!
  • Other items related to SET e.g. comments or questions you'd like answers to or help with. Maybe someone out there has an answer that can help you with an issue you are facing? Ask!

Past Newsletters

President's Letter

Andrew McLelland

Dear fellow GNP colleagues,

It is an honor for me to serve as the 2015-2016 President of the Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). Seventeen years ago, I presented my first governmental research paper at the annual meeting in New Orleans. I was a really nervous Texas A&M University Ph.D. student, and the members all made me feel welcome.

They also provided valuable feedback on the paper and encouraged me to get involved with the section. When I attend conferences today, I still feel this way. Not only do we have the friendliest section in the AAA, I feel it is the most important area of accounting research. I believe we have the greatest ability to influence governmental and nonprofit practices with our collective research and expertise.

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Midyear Meeting

2017 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting

Please mark your calendar!

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting will be held in Long Beach, California at The Westin Long Beach on March 10-11, 2017.

GASB Gil Crain Grant

GASB Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant

Since its formation in 1984, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has encouraged academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the GASB’s standards-setting activities. Over the past 30 years, such research efforts have resulted in publishing their research in research briefs, journal articles, and occasionally in GASB research reports.

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Standard Setting

Standard Setting Activities