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Anna Gold is professor of auditing and Head of School of Accounting at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The also holds an adjunct professorship at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She is currently Deputy Senior Editor at Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2004. She worked as an assistant professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University for six years and has been at VU since 2011.

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Anna’s research interests are in the judgment and decision-making area, primarily applied to the field of auditing. Her research has focused on the impact of regulatory changes (e.g., fraud consultation, audit firm rotation, and auditor reporting standard changes) on judgments and decisions of auditors and financial statement users. She also examines how auditors and audit firms manage errors and whether varying the error management climate affects auditors’ error reporting willingness and audit firm learning. Her recent work  focuses on how auditors use specialist advice, the communication between auditors and audit committees, and auditors' use of data analytics. Anna is currently Deputy Senior Editor at Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (2023-2026) and former Editor at The Accounting Review (2020-2023).

Anna’s work utilizes primarily experimental but also archival, survey and qualitative research methods and her publications have appeared in journals such as The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and TheoryJournal of Business Ethics, and International Journal of Auditing


Anna teaches Auditing at the BSc and MSc level, as well as PhD courses in Auditing and Experimental Methods.

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  • NHH - Norwegian School of Economics | Bergen | Hoogleraar | 2016-08-02 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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