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Paul Beck

Professor Emeritus of Accountancy


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 1977
M.P.A., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 1977
A.B., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974

Positions Held

Irwin J. Jecha Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993-2014
Weldon Powell Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989-1993
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984-1989
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983-1984
Assistant Professor of Management, University of California, 1982-1984
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, University of California, 1981-1982
Visiting Assistant Professor of Business, University of Chicago, 1980-1981
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Arizona, 1977-1980

Recent Publications

Beck, P., Lisowsky, P. 2014. Tax Uncertainty and Voluntary Real-Time Tax Audits. The Accounting Review, 89: 867-901

Beck, P., Narayanamoorthy, G. 2013. Did the SEC Impact Banks" Loan Loss Reserve Policies and Their Informativeness? Journal of Accounting and Economics, 56: 42-65

Beck, P., Wu, M. 2006. Learning by Doing and Audit Quality. Contemporary Accounting Research, 23: 1-30

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in taxation, financial accounting, and auditing.

Research has centered on the area of taxation.