Investor Protection & Corporate Fraud Research Center
The Investor Protection & Corporate Fraud Research Center strives to provide thought leadership on investor protection and fraud risk by sponsoring, conducting, and disseminating research in these areas. The Center focuses on investor protection activities such as the role corporate governance, the role of auditors, insider trading, management disclosures, and the legal and regulatory environment of business. The Center’s focus on fraud prevention includes among other things, detecting and understanding fraudulent financial and tax reporting, deliberate efforts by management to mislead stakeholders, and fraud investigation and discovery techniques.
The Center is housed in the School of Business at George Mason University. Professor Keith L. Jones is the director. Professor Jones has focused his research on indentifying and evaluating methods to assess the risk of fraud. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Investor Education Foundation and the Institute of Internal Auditors has sponsored his research.