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- "The Economics of Audit Production: What Matters for Audit Production? An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Mid-level Managers within the Audit Firm," by Daniel Aobdia, Preeti Choudhary and Noah Newberger; The Accounting Review, March 2024.
- "The Effects of Non-Big 4 Mergers on Audit Efficiency and Audit Market Competition," by Andrew Kitto; Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2023.
- "Auditors’ Use of In-House Specialists," by Ally Zimmerman, Miguel Minutti-Meza, Dereck Barr-Pulliam, and Joon-Suk Lee; Journal of Accounting Research; April 2023
- "The Effect of Audit Firm Internal Inspections on Auditor Effort and Financial Reporting Quality,” by Daniel Aobdia and Reining Petacchi; The Accounting Review, 2022.
- "The Costs of Waiving Audit Adjustments," by Preeti Choudhary, Kenneth Merkley, and Katherine Schipper; Journal of Accounting Research, 2022.
- "On the Economics of Mandatory Audit Partner Rotation and Tenure: Evidence from PCAOB Data," by Brandon Gipper, Luzi Hail, and Christian Leuz; The Accounting Review, 2021, 96(2): 303-331.
- "Heterogeneity in Expertise in a Credence Goods Setting: Evidence from Audit Partners," by Daniel Aobdia, Saad Siddiqui, and Andrés Vinelli; Review of Accounting Studies, 2021, 26: 693-729.
- "The Economic Consequences of Audit Firm's Quality Control System Deficiencies," by Daniel Aobdia; Management Science, 2019, 66(7): 2883-2905.
- "Do Practitioner Assessments Agree with Academic Proxies for Audit Quality? Evidence from PCAOB and Internal Inspections," by Daniel Aobdia; Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2019, 67(1): 144-174.
- "Auditors' Quantitative Materiality Judgements: Properties and Implications for Financial Reporting Reliability," by Preeti Choudhary, Kenneth Merkley, and Katherine Schipper; Journal of Accounting Research, December 2019, 57(5): 1303-1351.
- "Public Oversight and Reporting Credibility: Evidence from the PCAOB Inspection Regime," by Brandon Gipper, Christian Leuz, and Mark Maffett; The Review of Financial Studies, 2019, 33 (10): 4532-4579.
- "The Impact of the PCAOB Individual Engagement Inspection Process – Preliminary Evidence," by Daniel Aobdia; The Accounting Review, 2018, 94(4): 53-80.
- "Offshore Shared Services Center Usage by U.S. Big 4 Audit Engagement Teams" by Matthew G. Sherwood; December 2022.
- "Do Entry Barriers to the Public Company Audit Market Deter Low Quality Audit Firms?" by Andrew Kitto, Phillip T. Lamoreaux, and Devin Williams; June 2022.
- “Determinants and Career Consequences of Early Audit Partner Rotations,” by Brandon Gipper, Luzi Hail, and Christian Leuz; April 2022.
- "Technology-Based Audit Tools: Exploring the Current State and Future Direction," by Colleen M. Boland, Nicholas B. Galunic, and Matthew G. Sherwood; December 2021.
- "The Profit Persistence in the U.S. Audit Market," by Andrew Kitto and William A. Ciconte III; October 2021.
- "Do Tax Experts Play a Monitoring Role in Audit Engagements?” by Ally Zimmerman, Miguel Minutti-Meza, Saad Siddiqui, and Andrew Bauer; August 2021.
- "The Implications of IT Environment on the Audit and Financial Reporting Quality," by Jake Sigler, Preeti Choudhary, and Vikram Ramadas; July 2021.
- “Monitoring Quality of Group Audits: Internal and Regulatory Inspections of Component Audits of U.S. Issuers,” by Denise Downey, Colleen Boland, and Jean Bedard; June 2021.
- "Weak Incentives for Audit Quality: Evidence from Broker-Dealers," by Zachary T. Kowaleski; August 2020.
- "Why do Auditors Fail to Report Material Weaknesses in Internal Controls? Evidence from the PCAOB Data," by Daniel Aobdia, Preeti Choudhary, and Gil Sadka; May 2020.
- "Does Information on Audit Participants Explain Audit Quality of U.S. Multinational Corporations?" by Denise Hanes Downey and Jean C. Bedard; October 2019.
- "Consequences of Low-Quality Audits for Engagement Partners: The Importance of Audit Firm Quality Control Systems," by Daniel Aobdia and Reining Petacchi; April 2019.