Erin M. Towery
J.M. Tull School of Accounting

Associate Professor, KPMG Faculty Fellow

A322 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

MPA, Taxation, University of Texas at Austin, 2005

BSBA, Accounting, Auburn University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Tax compliance; Financial reporting; Corporate finance

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jonathan Cohn, Lillian Mills and Erin Towery. The evolution of capital structure and operating performance after leveraged buyouts: Evidence from U.S. corporate tax returnsJournal Of Financial Economics111(2):469-494
  • Sanjay Gupta, Lillian Mills and Erin Towery. The effect of mandatory financial statement disclosures of tax uncertainty on tax reporting and collections: The case of FIN 48 and multistate tax avoidance.Journal Of The American Taxation Association36(2):203-229
  • Leslie Robinson, Bridget Stomberg and Erin Towery. One size does not fit all: How the uniform rules of FIN 48 affect the relevance of income tax accountingThe Accounting Review 91(4):1195-1217
  • Erin Towery. Unintended consequences of linking tax return disclosures to financial reporting for income taxes: Evidence from Schedule UTPThe Accounting Review, Forthcoming
  • Erin Henry, Norman Massel, and Erin Towery. Increased tax disclosures and corporate tax avoidanceThe National Tax Journal,69(4):809-830.
  • Ben Ayers, Jeri Seidman, and Erin Towery. Taxpayer reporting behavior under audit certainty. Forthcoming at Contemporary Accounting Research.