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-motivated income shifting
  • Tax disclosure


PhD, University of Texas at Austin

MAcc, University of Georgia

BBA, University of Georgia

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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

Working Papers

  • “Negative media coverage and corporate tax avoidance: Determinants and consequences” (with K. Powers and B. Stomberg)
  • “The effect of innovation box regimes on income shifting and real activity” (with L. De Simone, M. Hanlon, and B. Lester)
  • “The effect of embedded partnerships on corporate tax avoidance, uncertainty, and noncompliance: A network analysis approach” (with A. Agarwal and L. Mills)
  • “Do investors value corporate tax return information? Evidence from Australia” 

Awards and Honors

  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow
  • Accounting Doctoral Scholar
  • Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund