Journal article

The influence of auditor term length and term limits on US state general obligation bond ratings

    2012
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  • Public Choice. - 2012, vol. 150, p. 27-49
English Improving transparency and enabling the principal to hold its agents accountable is a major issue in any principal agent relationship. This paper focuses on the role of public auditors in this task and presents evidence on the impact of auditor term length and term limits on government performance measured by state credit ratings at the US State level. I find no clear evidence for the influence of auditor term length, but strong evidence for a positive and significant influence of term limits on state credit ratings. Auditors who face a binding term limit are associated with higher credit ratings.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales
Department
Département d'économie politique
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  • English
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Economics
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