Michael Donohoe

Michael Donohoe

Head, Department of Accountancy and Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow and RC Evans Data Analytics Fellow

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285 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-8878

mdonohoe@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Florida, 2011
  • M.Acc., Highest Honors, Taxation, University of North Florida, 2002
  • B.S.Ac., Accounting, University of Florida, 2001

Positions Held

  • Head, Department of Accountancy, Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021 to present
  • Professor of Accountancy, Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021 to present
  • Associate Head of Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020-2021
  • RC Evans Data Analytics Fellow, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 to present
  • Outside Appointed Board Director, Farm Credit Illinois, ACA, 2019 to present
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017-2021
  • PwC LLP Faculty Fellow, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2017
  • Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida, 2006-2011
  • Senior Tax Associate, Gunn & Company, PA, 2004-2006
  • Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2003-2004

Recent Publications

  • Donohoe, M., Lisowsky, P., & Jang, H. Forthcoming. Competitive Externalities of Tax Cuts. Journal of Accounting Research.
  • Demere, P., Donohoe, M., & Lisowsky, P. (2020). The Economic Effects of Speical Purpose Entities on Corporate Tax Avoidance. Contemporary Accounting Research, 37 (3), 1562-1597.
  • Donohoe, M., Lisowsky, P., & Mayberry, M. (2019). The Effects of Competition from S Corporations on the Organizational Form Choice of Rival C Corporations. Contemporary Accounting Research, 36 (3), 1784-1823.
  • Donohoe, M., McGill, G., & Outslay, E. (2019). The Geometry of International Tax Planning After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Riff on Circles, Squares, and Triangles. National Tax Journal, 72 (4), 647-670.

Other Publications

Articles

  • Chang, H., Donohoe, M., & Sougiannis, T. (2016). Do Analysts Understand the Economic and Reporting Complexities of Derivatives? Journal of Accounting and Economics, 61 (2-3), 584-604.
  • Donohoe, M., Lisowsky, P., & Mayberry, M. (2015). Who Benefits from the Tax Advantages of Organizational Form Choice? National Tax Journal, 68 (4), 975-998.
  • Donohoe, M. (2015). Financial Derivatives in Corporate Tax Avoidance: A Conceptual Perspective. The Journal of the American Taxation Association, 37 (1), 37-68.
  • Donohoe, M. (2015). The Economic Effects of Financial Derivatives in Corporate Tax Avoidance. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 59 1-24.
  • Donohoe, M., McGill, G., & Outslay, E. (2014). Risky Business: The Prosopography of Corporate Tax Planning. National Tax Journal, 67 (4), 851-874.
  • Donohoe, M., & Knechel, W. (2014). Does Corporate Tax Aggressiveness Influence Audit Pricing? Contemporary Accounting Research, 31 (1), 284-308.
  • Donohoe, M., McGill, G., & Outslay, E. (2013). Back to the Drawing Board: The Structural and Accounting Consequences of a Switch to a Territorial Tax System. National Tax Journal, 66 (3), 713-744.
  • Donohoe, M., McGill, G., & Outslay, E. (2012). Through a Glass Darkly: What Can We Learn About a U.S. Multinational Corporation's International Operations From Its Financial Statement Disclosures? National Tax Journal, 65 (4), 961-984.
  • Donohoe, M., & McGill, G. (2011). The Effects of Increased Book-Tax Difference Tax Return Disclosures on Firm Valuation and Behavior. The Journal of the American Taxation Association, 33 (2), 35-65.

Other Publications

  • Donohoe, M. (2016). Financial derivatives: Concepts, applications, and challenges. The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty ABC-CLIO.

Working Papers

  • Chang, H., Donohoe, M., & Sougiannis, T. The Effects of Derivatives on the Informativeness of Analyst Research.
  • Ciconte, W., Donohoe, M., Lisowsky, P., & Mayberry, M. Predictable Uncertainty: The Relation between Unrecognized Tax Benefits and Future Income Tax Cash Outflows.

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost, 2021 to present
  • Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professor, Poets&Quants, 2018 to present
  • Best Discussant Award, 19th Annual Journal of the American Taxation Association Conference, 2016 to present
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Business Alumni Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 to present
  • Head's Award for Excellence in Accountancy Education, Department of Accountancy, 2016 to present
  • Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award in Research, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2020
  • Best Discussant Award, 25th Annual Journal of the American Taxation Association Conference, 2019
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Illinois CPA Society, 2018
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, University of Florida, 2018
  • Nominee, Outstanding Educator Award, Illinois CPA Society, 2015, 2017

Service

  • Editor, The Accounting Review, 2020-2022

Teaching Interests

Federal taxation of business entities

Research Interests

The intersection of financial reporting and coprorate taxation using archival methods

Current Courses

  • Assurance and Attestation (ACCY 405) Conceptual introduction to diverse means by which assurers improve the quality of information used by third parties for contracting purposes, with emphases on the credibility- and relevance-enhancement properties of assurers' services. Topics include the economics of assurance and attestation, and concepts including independence, risk, evidence, and control. Projects facilitate self-discovery of knowledge and development of professional skills and attitudes.

  • Taxation of Bus Entities A (ACCY 507) This course provides an introduction to the U.S. federal income tax treatment of corporations and pass-through entities, including Subchapter S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

  • Taxation of Bus Entities B (ACCY 507) This course provides an introduction to the U.S. federal income tax treatment of corporations and pass-through entities, including Subchapter S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

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285 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-8878

mdonohoe@illinois.edu

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