The PCAOB provides searchable tools, publications, working papers, and white papers that may be of interest to academics in auditing and related fields. We also engage with academics through events and our Fellowship Program and, where appropriate, we publish data for use by academics and researchers.

Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets

The PCAOB organizes an annual conference to foster rigorous economic research on audit-related topics including the economic impact of auditing and audit regulation on capital markets, inform the academic community about PCAOB activities and developments, and obtain input from the academic community on topics of interest to the PCAOB.

Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets

Post-Implementation Review

The PCAOB is committed to robust economic analysis, including post-implementation reviews that leverage data from our oversight activities. The PCAOB has established a program under which the staff of the Office of Economic and Risk Analysis conduct analysis on the overall effect of new auditing requirements on key stakeholders in the audit process. 

Post-Implementation Review

Fellowship Program

The PCAOB maintains a Fellowship Program for interested academics. Fellows are integrated into staff projects so that the PCAOB leadership and staff can benefit from their perspectives. Fellows also interact with PCAOB staff in developing high quality publishable economic research on topics of direct relevance to the mission of the PCAOB. Research projects are developed by Fellows in consultation with the PCAOB leadership and staff. 

Fellowship Program


Through AuditorSearch, educators and researchers may access the names of engagement partners and other accounting firms participating in audits of U.S. public companies by searching the database or downloading the entire data set.

Explore AuditorSearch

Recent Updates

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Sep. 22, 2023

The PCAOB will hold an open meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 28, 2023, to consider adoption of a new standard for the auditor’s use of confirmation.

Sep. 21, 2023

On October 26, 2023, the PCAOB will livestream its Forum on Auditing in the Small Business Environment and on Auditing Broker-Dealers.

Broker-Dealers & Small Businesses


Dr. Rahsan Inget
Associate Director, Office of Economic and Risk Analysis
[email protected]
(202) 207-9392