PCAOB Solicits Candidates for Economic Research Fellowships for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that it is seeking candidates for economic research fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Fellows will be chosen to conduct research within the PCAOB Center for Economic Analysis, which was established to study and advise the Board and PCAOB staff on the role of the audit in capital formation and investor protection, and how economic theory and analysis can be used and further developed to enhance the effectiveness of PCAOB programs.

Two of the current PCAOB economic research fellows presented papers at the PCAOB 2015 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets, held recently in Washington.

The fellowships will start in August 2016, or a mutually agreed-upon date, and will continue for 12 months with the possibility of a single one-year renewal.

Candidates should have an active interest in auditing, the capital markets, and regulatory oversight matters. Additional details on the fellowship positions and the application process are available on the PCAOB website.

Applications are due no later than January 31, 2016.