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Luke Watson is a fifth-year doctoral student in Accounting. His primary research area is financial accounting for income taxes, but he is interested in a variety of topics including corporate social responsibility, accounting restatements, and executive expertise, attributes, and compensation. Prior to entering academia, Luke coached cross country and track at the University of Notre Dame and competed as a professional athlete in track, cross country, and road racing. Luke has passed the CPA exam and worked in Tax Consulting at Ernst & Young.
Executive Overconfidence and Financial Reporting of Unrecognized Tax Benefits. Dissertation.
Corporate Social Responsibility, Tax Avoidance, and Tax Aggressiveness. Invited to revise and resubmit to Journal of the American Taxation Association. Presented at: AAA Annual Meeting (2011); ATA Mid-Year Meeting (2011); Penn State University Research Workshop (2010).
The Incremental Information Content of Tax Losses.
Accounting for Income Taxes
M.S. in Accountancy,
University of Notre Dame,
B.B.A., Accountancy, University of Notre Dame, 2002
ACCTG 405, Principles of Tax I: Individual Income Taxes
ACCTG 211, Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making