David Godsell

David Godsell

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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4003 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

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

  • Boland, M., & Godsell, D. Forthcoming. Bureaucratic discretion and contracting outcomes. Accounting, Organizations and Society.  link >
  • Boland, M., & Godsell, D. Forthcoming. 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 >

Other Publications

Articles

  • 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 >

Working Papers

  • Godsell, D. Financial reporting consequences of sovereign wealth fund investment.
  • Godsell, D. National security and financial reporting.
  • Godsell, D., Lel, U., & Miller, D. National security and shareholder wealth.
  • Godsell, D., Mescall, D., & Jung, B. Investor relations and investment efficiency.
  • Godsell, D., & Phelps, L. Takeover markets and non-GAAP reporting.
  • Godsell, D., Welker, M., & Zhang, N. The market valuation of managed earnings in a regulatory setting with learning opportunities.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019
  • Excellence in Reviewing Award, AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, 2018, 2019

Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Accounting Research, 2018-2023
  • Track Chair, 2021 AAA FARS Mid-Year Meeting, 2020-2021
  • Chair, AAA IAS Research Committee, 2019-2021

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 Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0844

dgodsell@illinois.edu

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