Economic Research Fellow (2018-2019)
Andrew Kitto was an economic research fellow in the Office of Economic and Risk Analysis. He comes to the PCAOB from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is an assistant professor in the accounting department.
Professor Kitto’s research focuses on the industrial organization of the public accounting profession, including issues such as audit firm mergers, and the implications of market structure and competition among audit firms.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Professor Kitto taught at the University of Washington. He earned a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Florida, and a B.S. and M.S. from Boston College. His professional experience includes working as a financial accounting analyst at Detwiler Fenton & Co., a Boston-based broker-dealer, and as an auditor at EY.