Faculty Directory

Ulrike Thürheimer

Doctoral Research Fellow





PhD, Maastricht University (The Netherlands), expected 2019; MSc, Maastricht University, 2015; and BSc, Maastricht University, 2013

Areas of Expertise


Current Research Topics

  • Auditing
  • Incentives for audit quality
  • The relation between financial reporting and audit quality
  • Audit production

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Doctoral Research Fellow, Tuck School of Business, 2017–present
  • Visiting PhD student, University of New South Wales, 2017, 2018
  • Course coordinator/instructor (assurance services), Executive Master of Management Accounting, joint executive program of the University of Maastricht and FHR School of Business, Suriname, 2018
  • Teaching Assistant (accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance, assurance services, quantitative methods), Maastricht University, 2011–18
  • Research Assistant (auditing, financial accounting), Maastricht University, 2014–15

Nonacademic positions

  • Intern, Controlling and Finance, Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Munich, 2013
  • Intern, Auditing, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Munich, 2012


  • Foundation for Auditing Research grant, 2017
  • International travel grant, Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, 2016
  • Foundation for Auditing Research grant, 2016
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (BSc and MSc level), 2013 and 2015
  • “Top Thesis” recognition for MSc thesis, 2015
  • Excellent Tutor Award, Maastricht University, 2014
  • BSc research thesis recognized as one of Top 6 of the cohort, MaRBLe Series, 2013

Working Papers

  • With E. Carson, R. Simnett, and A.Vanstraelen, “The Effect of National Inspection Regimes on Audit Quality”
  • “The Interplay Between Liability and Regulatory Incentives: the Effect of PCAOB Inspections across US State Liability Regimes on Audit Quality”