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Paul J. Beck
Irwin Jecha Distinguished Professorship in Accountancy

Educational Background

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

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1983. Assistant professor of management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982-84. Visiting assistant professor of business, University of Chicago, 1980-81. Assistant professor of accounting, University of Arizona, 1977-80.

Recent Publications

Beck, P., Davis, J., & Jung, W. 2000. Taxpayer disclosure and penalty laws. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2: 273-272.

Beck, P., Davis, J., & Jung, W. 1996. Tax practitioners and reporting under uncertainty: Theory and experimental evidence. Contemporary Accounting Research, 13: 49-81.

Beck, P., Davis, J., & Jung, W. 1992. Experimental evidence on an economic model of taxpayer aggression under strategic and non-strategic audits. Contemporary Accounting Research, 9: 86-113.

Honors and Awards

Weldon Powell Professor of Accountancy, 1989-93. American Tax Association Tax Manuscript Award, 1989-90.

Academic Service

Editorial Boards: Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 1995 to present; Journal of the American Taxation Association, 1993-1995; Accounting Review, 1992-1995.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in taxation, financial accounting, and auditing. Research has centered on the area of taxation.

Contact Information:
293 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-4563

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