• Agency conflicts and auditing in private firms 

      Hope, Ole-Kristian; Langli, John Christian; Thomas, Wayne B. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      We are interested in understanding how agency conflicts in private firms arise through ownership structures and family relationships. Specifically, we analyze auditors’ increase of effort and firms’ choice of auditors ...
    • Auditor independence in a private firm and low litigation risk setting 

      Hope, Ole-Kristian; Langli, John Christian (CCGR Working Paper, Working paper, 2007)
      We examine the issue of auditor independence in a unique setting. Specifically, we test for auditor independence impairment among (1) private client firms for which the risk of auditor reputation loss is lower than for ...
    • Director compensation and related party transactions 

      Hope, Ole-Kristian; Lu, Haihao; Saiy, Sasan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This paper examines whether independent directors’ compensation is associated with related party transactions. We focus both on directors’ total compensation and their equity-based compensation. Employing hand-collected ...
    • Health Insurer Bargaining Power and Firms’ Incentives to Manage Earnings: Evidence From an Economic Shock 

      Bova, Francesco; Dou, Yiwei; Hope, Ole-Kristian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Health insurance premiums account for a significant portion of the cost base of U.S. corporations. A recent study finds that health insurance premiums increase for firms that experience positive profit shocks, suggesting ...