Tax Readings Group

The UConn Tax Readings Group invites submissions of tax-focused working papers for review and discussion by our tax faculty and Ph.D. students. We encourage submission of papers that are early in the research process, but developed enough to benefit from our comments. We expect to discuss one or two papers each month. Following each meeting, we will provide a written summary of our discussion comments to the authors. Depending on submission volume, we may select only a limited number of papers for discussion.

We also periodically read papers to be presented at tax-specific conferences, or that one of our faculty members will be discussing at a conference.

Each meeting of the UConn Tax Readings Group includes several of the following participants:

Please see below for our prior and upcoming schedule of Tax Readings Group meetings. If you would like our comments on your working paper, please send your draft to Sarah Parsons.

Fall 2018

DATE AUTHORS PAPER TITLE
Tuesday, September 4 Michael Drake, Ryan Hess, Jaron Wilde, Braden Williams The Relevance and Pricing of Non-Income Tax Relief
Friday, October 26 Danielle Green, Erin Henry, Liora Schulman Earnings Management Using Tax Expense: Trading off the Valuation Allowance,
Permanently Reinvested Earnings, and the Tax Reserve to Achieve Analysts’ Forecasts
Wednesday, November 7
Wednesday, December 12

Summer 2018

DATE AUTHORS PAPER TITLE
Wednesday, July 11 Travis Chow, Jeffrey Hoopes, Edward Maydew U.S. Firms on Foreign (tax) Holidays

Spring 2018

DATE AUTHORS PAPER TITLE
Wednesday, March 21 Ashish Agarwal, Shannon Chen, and Lillian Mills The Effect of Embedded Partnerships on Corporate Tax Avoidance, Uncertainty, and Noncompliance: A Network Analysis Approach

Summer 2017

DATE AUTHORS PAPER TITLE
Monday, May 15 Andrew Finley The Impact of Tax Settlement Favorability on Firms’ Subsequent Tax Avoidance
Tuesday, June 27 Sonja Rego, Brian Williams, and Ryan Wilson Who Invests in Corporate Tax Avoiders?

Spring 2017

DATE AUTHORS PAPER TITLE
Friday, March 10  Adnan Anil Isin Tax Avoidance and Cost of Debt: The Case for Syndicate Risk Mitigation and Public Bond Markets