Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award

Purpose:  To recognize a paper submitted to the AAA Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting that has the potential to significantly influence government and nonprofit accounting research.

Nomination Procedures: Nominations should include a description of the innovation, sample materials where feasible, and evidence that the innovation has been tested and has been shown to have educational benefits. Nominations from the prior two years that did not receive the award can be resubmitted.

Award Committee and Submission Instructions:  The program is administered by the Research Committee.

Presentation of Award:  The award consists of a plaque presented at the Midyear Meeting.


Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Prior Recipients


Unintended Impact of Fiscal Rules and Limitations on Long-Term Obligations of State Governments
Sharon Kioko, University of Washington 

2022 Paycheck Protection Program: The Determinants of Participation and the Characteristics of the Loans Obtained
Daniel Neely, Gregory Saxton, and Paul Wong
2021 Data Analytics (Ab)use in Healthcare Fraud Audits
Jared Koreff, Martin Weisner, and Steve Sutton
2020 Mission Metrics: Reexamining the Relation between Performance, Contributions, and Executive Compensation
Erica Harris, Daniel G. Neely, and Linda M. Parsons
2019 The Economic Consequences of Financial Audit Regulation in the Charitable Sector
Raphael Duguay
2018 Not awarded this year.
2017 Real Effects of Governmental Accounting Standards: Evidence from GASB Statement No. 53: Accounting and Financial Reporting for Derivative Instruments
Saleha Khumawala, Tharindra Ranasinghe, and Claire Yan
2016 Impact of Bankruptcy Eligibility Requirements and Statutory Liens on Borrowing Costs.
Tima T. Moldogaziev, Sharon N. Kioko, and W. Bartley Hildreth
2015 Public Charity Status and Revenue Misreporting in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Shawn J. Gordon and Anne M. Thompson
2014 Not awarded this year.
2013 Not awarded this year. 
2012 Organizational Form and Accounting Choice: Are Nonprofit or For-Profit Managers More Opportunistic?
Thomas A. Vermeer, Christopher T. Edmonds, and Sharad Asthana
2011 Not awarded this year.
2010 A Review and Assessment of Behavioral Accounting Research in the Public Sector
Linda A. Kidwell and Suzanne H. Lowensohn
2009 Managerial Compensation and Private Foundation Performance
Arthur Allen and Brian McAllister

President's Letter

Message from Nancy Chun Feng,
Suffolk University
AAA GNP Section President

Greetings, GNP Colleagues!

I am truly honored to serve as your GNP President. Thank you for entrusting me with this opportunity! I am excited about collaborating with you and advancing the section for another year. It is a privilege to serve a distinguished community of government and not-for-profit accounting scholars, and I take pride in being part of the most collegial section within the AAA.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to Brian McAllister for his many years of service to our section and for serving as President of the section this past year. Brian has been deeply involved and served our section very well. He did an excellent job organizing the 2023 Midyear Meeting (MYM) in Denver, Colorado. He has been a great mentor to me over the past year in grasping the responsibilities of the GNP President role. Thank you, Brian!



2025 GNP Section Midyear Meeting

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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.

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) seeks research proposals for the 2023 Gil Crain Grant Award. Proposals should address topics of interest to the GASB’s standard setting efforts. Proposals must be received by May 31, 2023 via email submission to director@gasb.org. Decisions on proposals will be made by the end of June 2023. Any questions about topics or the proposal process may be directed to Tammy Waymire, GASB Senior Research Manager, via email twaymire@gasb.org or phone (203) 956-5376.

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