Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration
DegreeDBA, Boston University, 1990; BS, Bentley College, 1982
Current Research Topics
Effect of taxation on capital structure and investment decisions
Tax policy and its implications
Production and role of financial information
With G. Plesko, "The Relation between Financial and Tax Reporting Measures of Income," The Tax Law Review, Spring 2002
With E. Harwood, "Tax Clienteles and Debt Maturity," Journal of the American Taxation Association, 22(2), Fall 2000
With D. Sharp and N. Travlos, "An Empirical Study of the Consequences of U.S. Tax Rules for International Acquisitions by U.S. Firms," The Journal of Finance, 49(5), December 1994
"The Role of Taxes in Early Debt Retirement," Journal of the American Taxation Association, 16, Spring 1994
With R. Smith, "The Effect of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on the Distribution of Effective Tax Rates," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 13(4), Winter 1994
"Earnings Management of Firms Subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax," Journal of the American Taxation Association, 14, Fall 1992
With G. Plesko, "Corporate Philanthropy: A Substitute for Traditional Marketing?"
With J. Guo, "Information Intermediation in China’s Emerging Markets: The Role of Powerful Auditors"
With J. Cohen, "The Lemons Problem in Financial Reporting and How Auditing Can Be the Solution: A Classroom Exercise"
With G. Plesko, "Self-Disclosure and Selection Bias in Studies of AMTMotivated Behavior"
Fulbright Scholar, Sogang University, Fall 2003
Tuck School of Business, 2005–present
Visiting Professor of Accounting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
Faculty Director, MSA Program, 2000–present, Associate Professor of Accounting, 1989–present, Boston College; Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Boston University, 1985–89
Senior Auditor, General Electric Company, 1982–85
Editorial Board Journal of the American Taxation Association, 1995–98
Ad Hoc Reviewer Accounting Horizons
Contemporary Accounting Research
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
Journal of Accounting Research
Journal of Economics and Business
Journal of the American Taxation Association
National Tax Journals