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Brian Mayhew

Arthur Anderson Alumni Professor

School of Business | Department of Accounting

Hometown: Jefferson

Brian Mayhew’s research focuses primarily on financial statement audits and financial reporting. His research uses both experimental economics and archival data to develop and test theories related to auditing and financial reporting. He is particularly interested in institutional design factors that impact audit quality. He teaches Advanced Auditing to Master’s of Accounting Students and research to Ph.D. students. He joined the Wisconsin School of Business in 1999 after working as an assistant professor at Georgia State University. He previously worked as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, which became Price Waterhouse Coopers. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in accounting, with a minor in experimental economics. He received his BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.