2024 PCAOB Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets – Call for Papers

The PCAOB is pleased to announce the 2024 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets. This year’s conference will be held in person in Washington, DC on October 17-18, 2024. Attendance is free and open to academics and Ph.D. students.  


The conference is hosted by the PCAOB’s Office of Economic and Risk Analysis and aims to:

  • Foster rigorous economic research on audit-related topics, including the economic impact of auditing, audit regulation, and audit oversight on capital markets.
  • Inform the academic community about PCAOB activities and developments.
  • Obtain input from the academic community on topics of interest to the PCAOB.

The conference organizers encourage the submission of papers on all aspects of auditing corporations, brokers, and dealers as well as the impact of audit regulation and audit oversight. Papers may be theoretical, archival, or experimental in nature.

Paper Selection

All submitted papers will go through a blind review process by a panel of Ph.D. economists from the PCAOB’s Office of Economic and Risk Analysis and a group of academic experts. Following the review process, a program committee consisting of PCAOB staff, with input from the academic experts, will select the papers for discussion.

Paper Submission Details

Please send a PDF version of your working paper, with a separate file for the title page from the paper to facilitate a blind review, by June 21, 2024, to [email protected]. Please specify "PCAOB Fall Conference" in your email subject line.

Conference Attendance

The conference will be held in-person at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC. Attendance is free. A limited number of rooms have been blocked and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Academics and Ph.D. students interested in attending should contact the conference organizers at [email protected].

Continuing Professional Education Credit

We anticipate that this event will qualify for CPE credit. We will share additional details on CPE closer to the date of the conference.