10th Annual UNC Tax Doctoral Seminar

Thursday January 11, 2018

The seminar exposes students of all backgrounds to current tax research and is designed for students from doctoral programs without a PhD tax seminar. Students learn the fundamentals of tax research, and some might wind up adding tax to their set of research interests.

Leading PhD programs sent their students to UNC Kenan-Flagler to attend the 10th annual UNC Tax Doctoral Seminar January 3-6, 2018.

Top doctoral students from Chicago, Northwestern, Harvard, Penn, Iowa, MIT, Stanford, UNC, Duke, Michigan, Cornell, Arizona State, Texas, and Oulu – Finland came to UNC Kenan-Flagler to learn from leading tax scholars.

Edward Maydew, the David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Director of the UNC Tax Center, organized the tax seminar. Research sessions were led by UNC professors Jeff Hoopes, Ed Maydew, and Doug Shackelford, Duke professors Scott Dyreng and John Graham, MIT professor Michelle Hanlon, and Penn professor Jennifer Blouin. George Knab from KPMG provided a link to practice and insight into the effects of tax reform.

The seminar exposes students of all backgrounds to current tax research and is designed for students from doctoral programs without a PhD tax seminar. Students learn the fundamentals of tax research, and some might wind up adding tax to their set of research interests.