The effects of expert status on the audit of complex estimates

What?

It is proposed that auditors overestimate specialists’ competence. The teams wants to conduct an experiment to examine whether auditors rely more on the high status specialists than the situation would warrant.

Why?

To study the impact of specialist involvement on audit quality.

Project Number
2017B05

Research Team
Dr. Justin Leiby
Prof. Anna Gold
Prof. Kathryn Kadous

Involved University
University of Georgia (USA)

Timeline
09/17 – 08/20