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Petro Lisowsky

Assistant Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

D.B.A., Boston University, 2008
M.Acc., University of Michigan, 2002
B.B.A., University of Michigan, 2001

Positions Held

Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, present
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present
Tax Policy Advisor, Internal Revenue Service, Large Business & International Division, 2005 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2015
Teaching Assistant, Boston University, 2005-2008
Instructor, Boston University, 2006
Tax Associate, Deloitte LLP, Private Client Advisors Group, 2005
Research Assistant, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis, 2004
Accounting Analyst, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, 2002-2003
Instructor, University of Michigan, 2001-2002
Tax Associate, Deloitte LLP, Comprehensive Tax Services Group, 2001

Recent Publications

Klassen, K., Lisowsky, P., Mescall, D. Forthcoming. The Role of Auditors, Non-Auditors and Internal Tax Departments in Corporate Tax Aggressiveness. The Accounting Review

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

Lennox, C., Lisowsky, P., Pittman, J. 2013. Tax Aggressiveness and Accounting Fraud. Journal of Accounting Research, 51: 739-778

Lisowsky, P., Robinson, L., Schmidt, A. 2013. Do Publicly Disclosed Tax Reserves Tell Us About Privately Disclosed Tax Shelter Activity? Journal of Accounting Research, 51: 583-629

Honors and Awards

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2016

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

Head"s Award for Excellence in Accountancy Education, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2012

Teaching and Research Interests

Taxation and Tax Policy (corporate and individual, undergraduate and graduate levels); Financial Accounting (undergraduate and graduate levels)

U.S. and International Corporate Tax Policy; Tax Reporting, Disclosure, and Organizational Form; Financial Reporting and Audit Choices of Private Companies.