KPMG/ATA Tax Doctoral Consortium

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to help prospective new tax faculty make the right choices in the early stages of their careers so that they become successful scholars. We welcome doctoral students who are undecided about taxation as a focus of their research. KPMG provides funding for student hotel costs and meals. Please let doctoral students at your institution know about the Tax Doctoral Consortium.

2017 Tax Doctoral Consortium

2016 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Jake Thornock
2015 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Petro Lisowsky
2014 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Diana Falsetta
2013 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Sonja Rego
2012 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Andy Cuccia
2011 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: LeAnn Luna
2010 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Jennifer Blouin
2009 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Susan Porter
2008 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: John Phillips
2007 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: John Robinson
2006 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Ben Ayers
2005 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Lil Mills

Letter from the President

Benjamin C. Ayers


The ATA continues to be successful largely because of its volunteers.  Many thanks to all of you who have given to this organization in the past and who have agreed to serve again this year.

The annual meeting marks the start of a new year and an opportunity to present our research and connect with long-time friends.  I want to thank Amy Hageman and her committee for developing a great set of ATA sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego.  The annual meeting also gave us the opportunity to celebrate our members’ achievements in research, teaching and service.  The following ATA members were recognized at the ATA lunch at the Annual Meeting:

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ATA Video Contest

Journal of Legal Tax Research

We know a career in tax promises change, challenge, unlimited opportunities, and excellent awards and we are looking for creative videos that will convince others. Encourage your classmates and friends to submit (may be an individual or a team submission with up to 4 team members) a short video (1-3 minutes) for a chance to win cash prizes


1st Place Grand Prize: $3,000
2nd Place Prize: $2,000
3rd Place Prize: $1,000
Viewer's Choice 1st Place: $1,200
Viewer's Choice Runner Up: $800

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018


Beginning Friday, August 31, 2018 upload your video to YouTube, then visit

ATA Memorial Fund

The ATA created this fund to provide a vehicle for ATA members to contribute in memory of deceased ATA members and friends.

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Tax Career Center

Visit the AAA Career Center to Explore Opportunities in Tax Positions

From Analytics to Auditing, or Corporate Tax to Tax Law, there are great career opportunities awaiting you in Tax related fields.

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