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Petro Lisowsky

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow and Professor Ken Perry 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

Economist, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics, 2017 to present
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
Academic Corporate Tax Instructor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2015 to present
External Affiliate, Norwegian School of Economics, 2014 to present
Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, 2015-2016
Academic Consultant, Internal Revenue Service, Large Business & International: Planning, Analysis, Inventory, and Research, 2005-2016
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2015
Academic Consultant, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, National Headquarters: Compliance Analysis and Modeling, 2011-2012
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

Hopland, A., Lisowsky, P., Mardan, M., Schindler, D. 2018. Flexibility in Income Shifting under Losses. The Accounting Review

Lisowsky, P., Minnis, M., Sutherland, A. 2017. Economic Growth and Financial Statement Verification. Journal of Accounting Research

Klassen, K., Lisowsky, P., Mescall, D. 2016. The Role of Auditors, Non-Auditors and Internal Tax Departments in Corporate Tax Aggressiveness. The Accounting Review, 91: 179-205

Klassen, K., Lisowsky, P., Mescall, D. 2016. Transfer Pricing: Strategies, Practices, and Tax Minimization. Contemporary Accounting Research

Honors and Awards

Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 to present

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010 to present

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

ATA Tax Manuscript Award for "Do Publicly Disclosed Tax Reserves Tell Us About Privately Disclosed Tax Shelter Activity?" co-authored with Leslie Robinson (Dartmouth) and Andrew Schmidt (NC State), American Taxation Association, 2016

Teaching and Research Interests

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

Domestic and International Corporate Tax Compliance and Policy; Financial Reporting of Corporate Tax Uncertainty; Financial Reporting and Audit Choices of Private Companies.