Frequently Asked Questions

HARDI 2022 Archive / Frequently Asked Questions

What is HARDI?

HARDI stands for Hawaii Accounting Research Doctoral Institute. HARDI is a Ph.D. student consortium that invites outstanding accounting researchers to teach excellent Ph.D. students to research topics relevant to the accounting profession.


What are the subject areas?

Hawai’i Accounting Research Doctoral Institute invites at least four well-known and outstanding researchers from the following areas:

  •  Financial (including international accounting)
  •  Managerial accounting
  •  Auditing
  •  Accounting information system and
  •  Experimental (or analytic) research in accounting

Each year, at least two professors will cover the financial accounting area to meet the high demand. Other areas of research will alternate from one year to another.


Who are the teaching faculty members?

You can find the information for the HARDI 2022 faculty members at

HARDI 2022 faculty members page


HARDI 2022 Schedule 

June 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2022

  • Subject: Managerial
  • Speakers: Eva Labro, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

June 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2022

  • Subject:  Experimental/Behavioral,
  • Speakers:  Lisa KoonceUniversity of Texas, Austin

June 14 to June 18, 2022

June 18 to June 22, 2022

  • Subject: Financial
  • Speaker: Rodrigo Verdi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Which year Ph.D. students will benefit most from attending  HARDI?

Our program is designed for second and third-year Ph.D. students, most preferably the third-year student.


Will the University of Hawai’i provide funding for my stay in Hawai’i?

HARDI program is offered tuition-free to invited Ph.D. students. The University of Hawai’i does not provide any other funding to HARDI participants.


Will the University of Hawaii arrange my stay in Hawaii?

We recommend that students stay on campus in Hale Manoa. This dormitory can be reserved after August, and students can make their reservations using the “HARDI calling group.” Additional information will be provided directly to admitted students. The dormitory cost is approximately $35 for single occupancy and $45 for double occupancy per night. HARDI participants can also choose to reserve and stay on campus at Lincoln Hall.


I am an international student. Are there any requirements to attend HARDI?

International students will have to meet Graduate Division English proficiency and other requirements. When necessary, international students can use the HARDI’s acceptance/invitation letter to apply for B-1 visas.