Seminar: Understanding Auditing through Economic Theory and Research

Date: Wednesday 23 Jun, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: AUT City Campus
WF Building, WF714
Auckland
New Zealand
Contact: accounting@aut.ac.nz
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Seminar: Understanding Auditing through Economic Theory and Research 06/23/2021 10:30 06/23/2021 11:30 In this research seminar hosted by the Department of Accounting, the University of Florida\'s Professor Robert Knechel will provide an overview of auditing resea AUT City Campus, WF Building, WF714, Auckland , New Zealand
Robert Knechel

In this research seminar hosted by the Department of Accounting, the University of Florida's Professor Robert Knechel will provide an overview of auditing research, especially the development of auditing research over the last decades, through the lens of economic theory. During the seminar, Professor Knechel will also give a Q&A session where participants will have an opportunity to ask specific questions and have more informal discussions about researching and publishing in accounting and auditing.

About Professor Robert Knechel

Professor Robert Knechel is the Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting in the Fisher School of Accounting, Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He is the current Senior Editor of The Accounting Review and has previously served as the Senior Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. He is the Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center in the Fisher School of Accounting. He is currently holding or previously held various professorial appointments at Universities in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He served on the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) of the PCAOB and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Audit Research in the Netherlands.

Professor Knechel’s research is published in a variety of journals. He received the Auditing Section’s Outstanding Educator Award in 2015. He has also received the award for the Best Paper Published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory in 2016 and was the recipient of the Auditing Section’s Notable Contribution in the Auditing Literature Award in 2017. He is a two-time recipient of the Auditing Section’s Outstanding Dissertation Supervision Award. He has been the recipient of the best paper award at a number of conferences. He has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research. Finally, he is the author or co-author of a number of books in auditing.

Professor Knechel has been active in the American Accounting Association, especially the Auditing Section. He served as the Chairman of the Auditing Section. During his tenure, the Auditing Section initiated the first of its annual midyear meetings. He also served as Vice-Chairman and Director of Education of the Auditing Section at different times. Professor Knechel holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and a PhD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from BI Norwegian Business School.

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