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This project aims at conducting novel and high-quality research to address economic questions in the field of (external) auditing.
This project aims at conducting novel and high-quality research to address economic questions in the field of (external) auditing. Auditing is a monitoring mechanism that aims to safeguard the credibility and quality of financial reporting. High-quality audits are important as they support public trust and confidence in financial reporting, which contributes to financial system stability. In our research group, we typically execute empirical (archival) studies using large public and proprietary financial and/or other databases. We refer to the following link for further details regarding research activities within our group: https://feb.kuleuven.be/research/accounting-finance-insurance/Accounting.
In this project we will investigate a number of research questions that relate to (but are not limited to): auditor regulation; audit market competition; the quality of external audit assurance; external auditing in industries characterized by systemic risk. The specific focus of the project will be determined in consultation with the candidate, based on prior experiences or interests. Besides conducting academic research, a small proportion of your time will be devoted to teaching-assistance and the supervision of a limited number of master theses.
Your job will consist of the following main activities:
We offer employment as a full-time doctoral researcher starting between October 1st 2019 and January 1st 2020 for a period of 4 years (pending positive yearly evaluations).