American Taxation Association

ATA Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award Recipients (funded by PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

Year
Award Recipient Doctoral Institution Dissertation Title
2013
Katharine Drake Arizona State University Does Firm Life Cycle Explain
the Relation Between Book-Tax Differences and Earnings Persistence?
2012
Michael Donohoe University of Florida Financial Derivatives in Corporate Tax Avoidance: An Empirical Analysis
2011
Kevin Markle UNC Chapel Hill A Comparison of the Tax-Motivated Income Shifting by Multinationals in Territorial and Worldwide Countries
2010
Christy MacDonald University of Waterloo Multi-Jurisdictional Tax Incentives and the Location of Innovative Activities
2009
Petro Lisowsky Boston University Seeking Shelter: Empirically Modeling Tax Shelters Using Financial Statement Information
2008
Ryan Wilson University of Washington Examination of Corporate Tax Shelter Participants
2007
M. Catherine Cleaveland Georgia State University The Relationship Between R&D Investment and Dividend Payment Tax Incentives
2006
Dave Weber  University of Colorado – Boulder Book-Tax Differences, Analysts’ Forecast Errors, and Stock Returns
2005
Andy Schmidt  Arizona State University The persistence, forecasting ability, and valuation implications of the tax change component of earnings
2004
Oliver Zhen Li University of Arizona Investor tax heterogeneity and ex-dividend day trading volume: The effect of dividend yield and institutional ownership
2003
Michelle Hanlon University of Washington The persistence and pricing of earnings, accruals, and cash flows when firms have large book-tax differences
2002
Linda Krull University of Arizona Taxes and the reinvestment of foreign subsidiary earnings
2001
Robert Yetman University of North Carolina Tax motivated expense allocations by non-profit organizations
2000
John Phillips University of Iowa Corporate tax planning effectiveness: The role of incentives
1999
Sandra Callaghan Michigan State University Tax induced trading of equity securities
1998
Connie Weaver Arizona State University The effect of the tax deductibility of goodwill on the structure of corporate acquisitions
1997
Merle M. Erickson University of Arizona The effect of taxes on the structure of corporate acquisitions
1996
Deen Kemsley University of North Carolina The effect of taxes on the choice between exports and foreign production
1995
Kaye J. Newberry Arizona State University The relation between taxes and corporate financing decisions of U.S. multinationals
1994
Edward L. Maydew University of Iowa Tax induced earnings management by firms with net operating losses
1993
David S. Hulse Pennsylvania State University The timing of the stock price reaction to rifle shot transition rules in the Tax Reform Act of 1986
1992
Robert A. Walker University of Texas at Austin Do taxes matter? The case of the property casualty insurance industry
1991
Douglas A. Shackelford University of Michigan The market for tax benefits: Evidence from leveraged ESOPs
1990
Amy E. Dunbar University of Texas at Austin An empirical investigation of the association of productivity with employee stock ownership plans
1989
James C. Young Michigan State University Factors in the non-compliance decision: An analysis of Michigan tax amnesty participants
1988
Suzanne Luttman University of Illinois The distributional and labor supply effects of alternative individual income tax proposals
1987
Steve J. Crowell University of Georgia An empirical analysis of the differential impact of the research and experimentation tax credit on U.S. corporate research expenditures
1986
Wayne W. Shaw University of Texas at Austin Empirical evidence on the market impact of the safe harbor leasing law
1985
Valerie C. Milliron University of Southern California Taxpayers' perceptions of complexity and the effect of complexity on reporting decisions
(Beginning in 1985, the award was given to a completed dissertation. The award was funded in 1986 by Peat Marwick. In 1985 and all years after 1986 the award was funded by Price Waterhouse/PriceWaterhouseCoopers.)
1984
Carol Olson University of Florida  
1983
Kenneth E. Anderson Indiana University  
1982
Barbara A. Ostrowski University of Illinois  
1981
Steven T. Limberg Arizona State University  
1980
Edmund Outslay University of Michigan  
(1980 was the first year the award was given. From 1980 through 1984, it was given to a doctoral student to support their dissertation research. Alexander Grant and Touche Ross both sponsored awards during these years.)

| Contact the Webmaster | ©2013 ATA