Shannon Chen

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Shannon Chen

McClelland Hall 301M
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

Corporate tax avoidance
Tax disclosure
Tax-motivated income shifting

Shannon Chen earned her PhD in Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include accounting for income taxes and tax disclosure, corporate tax avoidance, international taxation and tax-motivated income shifting. Prior to academia, she was an international tax senior consultant with Deloitte.


  • ACCT 420/520/520I Principles of Federal Taxation


  • “The effect of innovation box regimes on investment and employment activity” The Accounting Review (with L. De Simone, M. Hanlon, and R. Lester)
  • “Companies’ initial estimates of the one‐time transition tax imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Journal of the American Taxation Association (with M. Erickson, M. Harding, B. Stomberg, and J. Xia)
  • “Entity structure and taxes: An analysis of embedded pass-through entities” The Accounting Review (with A. Agarwal and L. Mills)
  • “Media coverage of corporate taxes” The Accounting Review (with K. Schuchard and B. Stomberg)

Working Papers

  • “Tax planning and future tax rate volatility” (with F. Murphy and J. Xia)
  • “Do investors value corporate tax return information? Evidence from Australia”

Professional Associations

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Taxation Association
  • Licensed CPA in Georgia

Awards and Honors

  • Eller College Dean’s Council Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, 2022
  • School of Accountancy Undergraduate Program Most Valuable Faculty Award (Tenure Track), 2019
  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2015
  • Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, 2015-2017
  • Accounting Doctoral Scholar, 2012-2017


  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • MAcc, University of Georgia
  • BBA, University of Georgia