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Jon S Davis

Professor of Accountancy and R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting (Experimental Economics, Judgment and Decision Making), University of Arizona, 1987
Master of Accounting, Taxation, University of Arizona, 1980
B.S., Accounting, University of Arizona, 1979

Positions Held

Interim Director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois System, 2017 to present
Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 to present
R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2018
Department Head, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2017
Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006-2012
Department Chairman, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2012
Professor of Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004-2012
Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001-2004
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994-2001
Associate Professor, College of Business and Administration, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1990-1994
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987-1990

Recent Publications

Davis, J., Pesch, H. 2013. Fraud Dynamics and Controls in Organizations. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 38: 469-483 SSRN Abstract

Davis, J. 2012. Chapter 5: Corporations: Earnings & Profits and Dividend Distributions. In West's Federal Taxation: Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts, 2012 Edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western College Publishing.

Davis, J. 2011. Insights from Audit Analogs. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 36: 313-317

Teaching and Research Interests

Federal Tax, behavioral accounting research

Tax policy, fraud, decision making in public accounting, agent-based modeling, nonlinear dynamics, game theory