Professor Petros Lois Athina Christodoulou


This study aims to examine the impact of global financial crisis and the resulting bailin on audit fees of Cypriot banks as a result of increased audit risks. It is investigated by examining audit fees charged to Cypriot banks during three sample periods: Pre-global financial crisis (2000-2007), post global financial crisis (2008-2012) and during bail-in period (2013-2015). This study includes a quantitative research design, including an audit fee regression model to examine the impact of global financial crisis and resulting bail-in on audit fees. The results reveal that auditors charged higher audit fees after the crisis period compared to pre-crisis period and a larger and more significant increase in audit fees continued during the bail-in period. This study also provides additional test carried out on controlling the connection of Cypriot banks with Greece and supplementary tests on the robustness of the model.



pre-global financial crisis, post-global financial crisis, bail-in, audit fees, Cypriot banks


How to Cite

“Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and Resulting Bail-In on the Audit of Cypriot Banks”. 2020. Cyprus Review 31 (2): 79-118. https://cyprusreview.org/index.php/cr/article/view/650.