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Online FAR Masterclass on Friday 11 March 2022, 3.30-5.00 pm CET by Prof. dr. Jean Bédard (Université Laval, Canada) 

What is this Masterclass about?
The study of Alain Schatt and Jean Bédard is aimed at the investigation of the economic consequences of joint audits.

The research synthesis of this study presents and discusses: (1) institutional aspects of joint audits: the genesis of their use in France (where it is mandatory) and in other countries, and the current interest in the UK and in The Netherlands; (2) academic arguments and empirical results concerning joint audits, in particular about the impact on market competition (i.e. market structure), audit quality and audit costs, including joint audit effectiveness.

Registration is open until Thursday 10 March 2022 (11PM CET) via this link.

Who should attend?
The FAR Masterclass is of interest to audit practitioners and firm management, auditing standard setters, audit supervisors, auditing students, auditing teachers and audit scientists. The Masterclass is open to everyone working in the field of accountancy.

Please note that this Masterclass will be in English.

For more information about the project, please visit this page on our website.

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Online FAR Masterclass by Prof. Alain Schatt and Prof. Jean Bédard on
  • Date:
    11 March 2022
  • Location:
    Online event

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About the speakers

Prof. dr. Jean Bédard

Prof. dr. Jean Bédard

Jean Bédard is professor at Laval University in Québec City. 

His research covers various audit subject matters and research methods; spanning, for example, auditor expertise, audit committees and corporate governance, internal control systems, professional ethics, regulation of the accounting profession, auditor judgment, and auditor report, employing experimentation, interviewing, field work, and empirical archival methods. 

Prof. dr. Alain Schatt

Prof. dr. Alain Schatt

Alain Schatt is Full Professor of Financial Accounting at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne.

Before joining HEC Lausanne, he has held different positions in academia. His research focuses on financial reporting, corporate governance and the audit market. In particular, he is interested in the consequences of specific regulations on audit quality and on the value of public firms.