Robert Whited’s research interest focuses on the role of the auditor in efficient capital markets, applied econometrics in accounting research, costs and benefits of financial reporting regulation, and economic incentives influencing auditor selection and auditor performance.
He is a certified public accountant in North Carolina and previously worked as an auditor with EY.
Before coming to NC State, Whited was an assistant professor of accounting at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Prior to that, he was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he received his doctorate degree in accounting.
Ph.D. Accounting University of Tennessee 2014
M.S. Accounting Wake Forest University 2008
B.S. Chemistry University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 2007
Area(s) of Expertise
- Role of the auditor in efficient capital markets
- Applied econometrics in accounting research
- Costs and benefits of financial reporting regulation
- Economic incentives influencing auditor selection and auditor performance