Phil Kunz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

FCBE 240
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Phil Kunz


Phil is an assistant professor in the Crews School of Accountancy. He earned a bachelors degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a masters degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Before pursuing a doctorate degree, Phil worked for two years as a tax practitioner in St. Louis, MO for Anders CPA + Advisors. Phil teaches graduate tax classes and a research seminar. His research interests are primarily in the interaction between corporate tax behavior, capital markets, and the information environment. In his spare time, his favorite activities are spending time and traveling with his wife, Jamie, and playing with his sons, Cash and Roman. 


Crews School of Accountancy Ph.D. and Curriculum Committee


ACCT 7510, ACCT 7511, ACCT 8910


Working Papers

“Do Stock Prices Influence Corporate Tax Behavior?” (dissertation) 

Can Analysts Anticipate Tax-Related Earnings Management?” with Stevanie Neuman  

“Persistence and the Cross-section of Corporate Effective Tax Rates” with Inder Khurana 

“The Persistence of Firm Disclosure Policy: Evidence from Management Earnings Forecasts” with Inder Khurana and Wenye Tang 

“Multijurisdictional Taxes and Baseball” with Ryan Dunn and Kerry Inger 

“What Does the Volatility of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Signal about Firms’ Tax Positions?” with Stevanie Neuman and Jane Song 

“Taxation and Forensic Accounting: Informing Research and Practice” with Hannah Smith Antinozzi and James DiGabriele 

Research in Progress

“Effects of Auditor CAM Reports on IRS Scrutiny” with Stevanie Neuman and Hannah Smith 

The Influence of Fraud on Bond Yield and Implicit Taxes: Evidence from Municipal Bond Issuances” with Lidong Cui and Hannah Smith