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Tax Policy / Financial Reporting


David Brophy, Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance

Expertise: Venture capital and private equity finance, entrepreneurship, small business investment, pricing initial public offerings of common stock and characteristics of the venture capital market.

Contact: (734) 764-7587 or  

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Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance


Gene Imhoff, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting

Expertise: Measuring and reporting financial data, accounting quality, off-balance-sheet financing schemes, economic impact of financial statement disclosures.

Contact: 734 763-1192 or

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Catherine Shakespeare, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Expertise: Effects of the financial reporting process on the decisions of managers and capital market participants.

Contact: (734) 647-6984 or  

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Joel Slemrod, Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research

Expertise: Economic effects of taxation, international aspects of taxation, tax compliance and tax law enforcement, tax reform and savings behavior in the United States and worldwide. Serves on Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers, Joint Committee on Taxation Revenue Estimating Advisory Board, and Internal Revenue Service Consultants' Panel for Statistics of Income.

Contact: (734) 936-3914 or

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David Wright, Associate Professor of Accounting

Expertise: Relation between corporate governance mechanisms, audit and consulting fees paid to public accounting firms; corporate political contributions and the quality of financial reporting and auditing; off-balance-sheet financing through operating leases; and delayed recognition of corporate-defined benefit pension obligations.

Contact: (734) 763-1292 or

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