2020 PCAOB Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets Agenda

Date: October 29 -30, 2020

Organized by the PCAOB Office of the Economic and Risk Analysis.

The views expressed in the papers selected for presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the PCAOB Board members or staff. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 

11:00 - 11:15 am

Welcome remarks – Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Chief Economist, PCAOB, and Director, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis

11:15 - 11:25 am

Remarks – Chairman, William D. Duhnke 

11:25 - 12:45 pm

Panel I – Chairman, William D. Duhnke; Board Members - J. Robert Brown, Duane M. DesParte, Rebekah Goshorn Jurata, and James G. Kaiser

Moderators:  Dr. Nayantara Hensel and Erin Dwyer

12:45 - 1:05 pm

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1:05 - 1:15 pm

Remarks – W. Robert Knechel, University of Florida

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Panel II – Factors Potentially Impacting Audit Services

Discussant: Sungho Noh, Financial Economist, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis

2:45 - 3:00 pm

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3:00 - 4:00 pm

Panel III – Auditor Independence

Discussant: Tian Liang, Econ Analysis Asst Dir, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis

4:00 - 4:05 pm

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4:05 - 5:05 pm

Panel IV – Audit Firm Structure and the Market for Audit Services

Discussant: Victor Jarosiewicz, Financial Economist, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis

 5:05 - 5:20 pm Day 1 Closing remarks – Dr. Nayantara Hensel

Friday, October 30, 2020

 11:00 - 11:15 am Welcome remarks -  Dr. Nayantara Hensel
 11:15 - 12:45 pm Panel V – Critical Audit Matters Discussant: Michael Gurbutt, Deputy Director of Economic Analysis and Operations, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis
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 1:00 - 2:00 pm Panel VI – Audit Quality Indicators Discussant: Saad Siddiqui, Assc Dir, Econ Modeling, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis
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 2:05 - 3:05 pm Panel VII – Audit Regulation and Oversight Discussant: Nick Galunic, Senior Financial Economist, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis
3:05 - 3:10 pm BREAK

 3:10 - 4:10 pm

 Panel VIII – Global Regulation Discussant: Rahsan Inget, Associate Director, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis
 4:10 - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Nayantara Hensel and Dr. W. Robert Knechel