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Simunic

Dan A. Simunic

BS (DePaul), MBA (Chicago), PhD (Chicago), CPA (Illinois)
CGA Chair in Accounting
Faculty Member
Professor, Accounting and Information Systems Division

Contact Information

Office David Lam 424
Tel (604) 822-8530
Email dan.simunic@sauder.ubc.ca

Research Interests

  • Economics of auditing,
  • Empirical research in audit production, pricing, audit quality, auditor choice
  • Impact of legal liability on auditor behaviour

Selected Recent Publications

  • "Transaction costs and competition among audit firms in local markets", co-authored with Ling Chu, Minlei Ye and Ping Zhang, Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2018, Vol. 65, No.1, pp. 129-147
  • "The Joint Effects of Multiple Legal System Characteristics on Auditing Standards and Auditor Behavior", co-authored with Minlei Ye and Ping Zhang, Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring, 2017, Vol. 34, No.1, PP 7-38.
  • "Auditor Size and Audit Quality Revisited: The Importance of Audit Technology", co-authored with Louis-Philippe Sirois and Sophie Marmousez, Comptabilite - Controle - Audit, Vol. 22, No. 3 (December 2016), pp. 111-144
  • "Audit Quality, Auditing Standards, and Legal Regimes: Implications for International Auditing Standards", co-authored with Minlei Ye and Ping Zhang, Journal of International Accounting Research, 2015, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 221-234.
  • "Do Joint Audits Improve or Impair Audit Quality?" co-authored with Mingcherng Deng, Tong Lu, and Minlei Ye, Journal of Accounting Research, 2014: Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 1029-1060.
  • "The Economics of Setting Auditing Standards" co-authored with Minlei Ye, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2013, Vol 30, No. 3, pp. 1191-1215.

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