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

Degrees

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.

Courses

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

Publications

  • “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

  • “The effect of innovation box regimes on income shifting and real activity” (with L. De Simone, M. Hanlon, and R. Lester)
  • “Companies’ initial estimates and disclosures of the one-time transition tax imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (with M. Erickson, M. Harding, B. Stomberg, 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

  • 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