The Center for Economic Analysis, which began operation in 2014, studies the role and relevance of the audit in capital formation and investor protection. Comprised of independent economists and PCAOB staff, the Center advises the Board on how economic theory, analysis, and tools can be better used to enhance the effectiveness of PCAOB program areas.
The Center will focus on building economic and other analytical tools for use by the PCAOB in protecting the investing public's interest in high quality auditing. The Center also will foster more research on auditing topics.
The PCAOB's Center for Economic Analysis, in conjunction with the Journal of Accounting Research, will hold the conference at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, on October 27, 2014.