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Auditor Independence, Conflict of Interest, and the Unconscious Intrusion of Bias

  title={Auditor Independence, Conflict of Interest, and the Unconscious Intrusion of Bias},
  author={Don A. Moore and George Loewenstein and Lloyd Tanlu and Max H. Bazerman},
Information about the financial health of public companies provided by auditors ideally allow s investors to make informed decisions and enhances the efficiency of financial market s. However, under the current system auditors are hired and fired by the companies they audit , which introduces incentives for biases that favor the audited companies. Three experim nts demonstrate bias in auditors' judgments, and show that these biases are not easily cor rected because auditors are not fully aware… 

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