Robert Whited is a PhD student in accounting and information management. His research focus, under his dissertation chair, Joseph Carcello, is in auditing/financial reporting quality. During the last two years Whited has worked on several research projects that have been accepted at national conferences and submitted to top accounting journals. Currently Whited has a second round revise and resubmit and a first round submission at Financial Times Top 45 journals as well as several other working papers. Over the past year, his research has been accepted and presented at the AAA annual and midyear meetings.
“Who Cares about Audit Quality? The Economic Consequences of Low-Quality Audits” Proposal Defended June 2013. Under review at Journal of Accounting and Economics
“Growing Pains: Audit Quality and Office Growth” (with Ken Bills and Quinn Swanquist). Preparing for 2nd Round Resubmission to Contemporary Accounting Research.
Papers Accepted to Conferences
“Growing Pains: Audit Quality and Office Growth” (with Ken Bills and Quinn Swanquist)
“Do Second Tier Auditors Provide First Tier Quality?” (with Jonathan Shipman and Quinn Swanquist)
Awards and Nominations
Finalist for College of Business Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award