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Accounting and finance have a key role to play in tackling social issues

The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury spoke on May 11 2018 at the launch of Making the Case for the Social Sciences 13 – Accounting and Finance. The new publication from the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science is supported by the British Accounting and Finance Association and the British Accounting Review

In her keynote speech before an audience of MPs, policy makers, academics and educators at the launch event in the House of Commons, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, spoke of the importance of mathematics and financial knowledge. She also shared insights from her own background in accountancy and economics.

This is the 13th issue in the ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’ series. The booklets are produced by the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science to demonstrate the power of social science research to improve lives, and are brought together by expert groups led by Academy Fellows.

The booklet comprises of 12 case studies that showcase the important contribution that research in accounting and finance makes to our society. It brings together some of the most authoritative work from prominent accounting and finance researches in the UK, including research from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, and Queen’s University Belfast, among others. The booklet is available for download here

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