Other Research Projects

The PCAOB staff perform economic and risk analysis and publishes white papers on a variety of audit-related topics.

Emerging Growth Companies Report

This white paper provides general information about certain characteristics of emerging growth companies — a group defined by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). The information is derived from the most recent available Securities and Exchange Commission filings and data from third-party vendors.


Audit Quality Indicator Project

Our oversight activities—and our inspections in particular—yield a significant amount of data. Along with qualitative information from PCAOB outreach, we are analyzing inspections data to identify factors that correlate with the quality of audit services.

Learn more about the project.

Other Research