David Godsell

David Godsell

Assistant Professor of Accountancy and PwC LLP Faculty Fellow

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4003 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Dr

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0844

dgodsell@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management, Queen's University, 2015
  • M.S., Management, Queen's University, 2010
  • MBA, Memorial University, 2009
  • B.A., Economics, Memorial University, 2007
  • BCom, Honors, Memorial University, 2007

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Virginia Tech, 2015-2017
  • Corporate Tax Auditor, Canada Revenue Agency, 2007-2009

Recent Publications

  • Baik, D., Chen, C., & Godsell, D. (2024). Board gender diversity and investment efficiency: Global evidence from 83 country-level interventions. The Accounting Review, 99 (3), 1-36.  link >
  • Godsell, D., Lel, U., & Miller, D. (2023). U.S. national security and de-globalization. Journal of International Business Studies, 54 1471-1494.  link >
  • Godsell, D., Jung, B., & Mescall, D. (2023). Investor relations and investment efficiency. Contemporary Accounting Research, 40 1966-1988.  link >
  • Godsell, D., Huang, K., & Lao, B. (2023). Managers' rank and file employee coordination costs and real activities manipulation. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 107.  link >
  • Godsell, D. (2022). Financial reporting consequences of sovereign wealth fund investment. Contemporary Accounting Research, 39 (3), 2090-2129.  link >
  • Boland, M., & Godsell, D. (2021). Bureaucratic discretion and contracting outcomes. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 88.  link >

Other Publications

Articles

  • Boland, M., & Godsell, D. (2020). Local soldier fatalities and war profiteers: New tests of the political cost hypothesis. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 70 (1).  link >
  • Downes, J., Flagmeier, V., & Godsell, D. (2018). Product market effects of IFRS adoption. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 37 (5), 376-401.  link >
  • Godsell, D., Welker, M., & Zhang, N. (2017). Earnings management during antidumping investigations in Europe: Sample-wide and cross-sectional evidence. Journal of Accounting Research, 55 (2), 407-457.  link >
  • Calluzzo, P., Dong, N., & Godsell, D. (2017). Sovereign wealth fund investments and the U.S. political process. Journal of International Business Studies, 48 (2), 222-243.  link >

Honors and Awards

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023 to present
  • Weldon Powell Memorial Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022-2023
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Excellence in Reviewing Award, AAA International Accounting Section, 2021, 2022
  • Excellence in Reviewing Award, AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Large Scale Research Grant, CPA-Queen’s Centre for Governance, 2013-2014, 2021-2022
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2020-2021

Service

  • Ad Hoc Referee, Journal of Law and Economics, 2023 to present
  • Ad Hoc Referee, The Accounting Review, 2023 to present
  • Ad Hoc Referee, Review of Accounting Studies, 2022 to present
  • Ad Hoc Referee, Management Science, 2020 to present
  • Ad Hoc Referee, Journal of Accounting Research, 2020 to present
  • Ad Hoc Referee, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2018 to present
  • Ad Hoc Referee, Journal of International Business Studies, 2016 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2023-2026
  • Committee Member, AAA International Accounting Section Publications Committee, 2022-2025
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Accounting Research, 2018-2023
  • Chair, AAA International Accounting Section Research Committee, 2019-2022
  • Track Chair, 2021 AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting, 2020-2021

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching financial reporting and financial statement analysis.

Research Interests

My international empirical-archival research examines political determinants of firm outcomes in general and financial reporting outcomes in particular. My research appears in the Journal of Accounting and Economics; the Journal of Accounting Research; the Journal of International Business Studies; The Accounting Review; Accounting, Organizations and Society; and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Current Courses

  • Atg Institutions and Reg (ACCY 303) Measurement and reporting of firm's liabilities and shareholders' equity. Topics include current liabilities, contingencies, subsequent events, bonds, leases, pensions, equity issuance and repurchase, dividends, and equity-based compensation.

Contact

4003 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Dr

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0844

dgodsell@illinois.edu

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