Service & Awards

Boards and Committees

  • Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), External Review Panel, Paderborn, Germany, 2019
  • PhD Committee, Tobias Bornemann, University of Vienna, 2018
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2017–2019
  • UNCTAD Expert Group Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016
  • Witness Testimony, U.S. Senate Committee hearing, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - A discussion of the current U.S. system of international taxation.
  • AAA Doctoral Consortium Committee, 2013/2014, 2014/2015
  • AAA New Faculty Consortium Committee, 2014/2015
  • Speaker, Adam Smith Society, MIT, Fall 2015
  • NTA Program Committee, Fall 2014
  • NTA Board, 2014–2017
  • MaTax Board (Joint initiative of ZEW and Univ of Mannheim), 2014–2017
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American Taxation Association, 2011–2014
  • ATA Dissertation Award Selection Committee, 2010
  • ATA Manuscript Award Selection Committee, 2009

Ad hoc reviewer

Accounting Horizons
Contemporary Accounting Research
European Accounting Review
International Journal of Accounting
International Tax and Public Finance
Journal of Accounting and Economics
Journal of Accounting Research
Journal of the American Taxation Association
Journal of Economic Surveys
Journal of Public Economics
Management Science
Review of Accounting Studies
The Accounting Review

FARS annual meetings
AAA annual meetings
CAR annual meetings

Invited Seminar Presentations

New York University, 2019
University of Texas at Austin, 2019
University of Toronto, 2019
Tilburg University, 2018
University of Tübingen, 2018
University of Mannheim, 2018
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 2018
University of Vienna, 2018
Freie Universität Berlin, 2018
University of Paderborn, 2017
Norwegian School of Economics, 2017
UCLA, 2016
Washington State University, 2016
Harvard Business School, 2015
Analysis Group (Boston Office), 2014
Harvard Law School, 2014
Arizona State University, 2014
University of Iowa, 2014
Stanford University, 2014
MIT, 2013
University of Michigan, 2013
Georgetown University, 2013
University of Oregon, 2013
Oxford University, 2013
Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2013
NYU, 2013
North Carolina State University, 2013
UCLA, 2012
Rice University, 2012
Notre Dame, 2012
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2011
Ohio State University, 2011
Pennsylvania State University, 2011
Michigan State University, 2010
University of Hawaii, 2010
University of Connecticut, 2010
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2009
University of Illinois, 2009
University of Pennsylvania, 2009
University of Texas, 2008
Baruch College, 2006
University of Arizona, 2006
Tuck School of Business, 2006

Invited Conference Presentations

NTA annual meeting in New Orleans, LA 2018
Norwegian Tax Accounting Symposium in Bergen, Norway, 2018
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2018
INSEAD Summer Accounting Conference, 2018
Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research, Berlin, 2017 
EIASM Conference on Taxation, Vienna, Austria, 2017
MaTax Annual Conference in Mannheim, Germany, 2016
NTA annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, 2016
MaTax Annual Conference in Mannheim, Germany, 2016
Transfer pricing symposium in San Diego, CA, 2016
Business policy symposium in Pullman, WA, 2016
NTA annual meeting in Boston, MA, 2015
MaTax Annual Conference in Mannheim, Germany, 2015
Tilburg spring camp program in Netherlands, 2015
EAA annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, 2015
ATA midyear meeting in San Antonio, TX, 2014
Colorado Summer Accounting Research Conference in Telluride, CO, 2014
Multinational Finance Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, 2014
MaTax Annual Conference in Mannheim, Germany, 2014
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2013
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2012
Annual Summer Symposium in Oxford, UK, 2012
NTA annual meeting in Providence, RI, 2012
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2011
EAA annual meeting in Rome, Italy, 2011
Annual Summer Symposium in Oxford, UK, 2011
Colorado Summer Accounting Research Conference in Aspen, CO, 2011
University of Illinois Tax Symposium in Chicago, IL, 2011
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2010
EAA annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
IRS Research Conference in Washington, DC, 2010
AAA annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, 2010 (accepted paper x2)
NTA annual meeting in Chicago, IL, 2010
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2009 (accepted paper x2)
ATA midyear meeting in Orlando, FL, 2009 (accepted paper x2)
IRS Research Conference in Washington, DC, 2009
UNC Tax Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, 2008
ATA midyear meeting in Memphis, TN, 2008
IRS Research Conference in Washington, DC, 2008
NTA annual meeting in Washington, DC, 2008
University of Oklahoma Accounting Research Conference in Norman, OK, 2007
NTA annual meeting in Washington, DC, 2006
NBER Conference on Financial Reporting and Taxation in Washington, DC, 2006
ATPI Conference on Tax Policy and Financial Reporting in Washington, DC, 2006

Invited Discussions

EIASM Conference on Taxation, Vienna, Austria, 2017
EAA Annual Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 2015
AAA annual meeting in Atlanta, GE, 2014
ATA midyear meeting in San Diego, CA, 2013 (discussant x3)
Annual Summer Symposium in Oxford, UK, 2013
Annual Summer Symposium in Oxford, UK, 2011
ATA midyear meeting in Denver, CO, 2010
University of Illinois Tax Research Symposium in Chicago, IL, 2009
AAA annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, 2008 (discussant x2/moderator)
NTA annual meeting in Washington, DC, 2008 (moderator)
AAA annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, 2008 (discussant x2/moderator)
AAA annual meeting in Chicago, IL, 2007
AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC, 2006

Other Professional Experience and Service

U.S. Department of Justice, 2016 – present
Litigation Consulting

Wachovia Bank
Manager of Tax Research and Planning, 2001 – 2002, Winston-Salem, NC

E&Y
Tax Consulting Senior, 1999 – 2001, Winston-Salem, NC
Tax Consulting Intern, 1998 (summer), Washington, DC      
Tax Consulting Intern, 1998 (winter), San Francisco, CA

Memberships and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina (since 2000), Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member, American Accounting Association (AAA), Member, National Tax Association (NTA), Member, American Tax Association (ATA), Member, European Accounting Association (EAA)

Awards and Honors

Funding for data and travel:
Research grant ($15,000), International Tax Policy Forum, 2015
Research grant ($120,000), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2012
Research grant ($10,000), Chicago Booth School of Business, 2011
Research grant ($15,000), International Tax Policy Forum, 2010
Research grant ($15,000), International Tax Policy Forum, 2009
Research grant ($12,000), Chicago Booth School of Business, 2009

Outstanding Manuscript Award, American Taxation Association, 2016
Best Manuscript Award, Journal of the American Taxation Association, 2014
Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 List, Poets & Quants, 2011, 2014
Special Sworn Employee, Bureau of Economic Analysis, status granted in 2007
AICPA Candidate High Distinction Report – CPA Exam, 1999
Merit Scholarship – MSA Degree, Wake Forest University, 1998