The Center for Economic Analysis, which began operations 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 in the PCAOB's work to protect the investing public's interest in high quality auditing. The Center also will foster more research on auditing topics.
In 2014, the Center plans to host a conference on economic research relating to the role of the audit in the capital markets. A call for research papers and additional details will follow.
Economic Research FellowshipS