Audit Quality in Adverse Selection Markets
24 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Date Written: September 1, 2015
Auditing may be viewed as an arrangement for reducing inefficiencies arising from the fundamental market conflict between a seller who wants as high a price as possible and a buyer who wants to pay as low a price as possible. In more general terms, sellers prefer policies that boost the stock price in the short run whereas buyers would prefer the price to peak when they are ready to sell some time in the future. By framing audited financial reports within this context, the paper provides some insights regarding both audit institutions and audit regulation.
Keywords: auditing, markets, adverse selection
JEL Classification: d47,d82,d86
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