David Kenchington

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606

Biography

David Kenchington is an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Arizona and has been at W. P. Carey since then. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Professor Kenchington worked for the tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Orange County, California. He teaches courses that provide an overview of the principles and current rules of taxation to undergraduate students. His research primarily focuses on how taxes affect asset prices and corporate decision making.    

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Arizona 2013
  • M.A. Brigham Young University 2006
  • B.S. Brigham Young University 2006

Publications

“How Do Most Low ETR Firms Avoid Paying Taxes?” (with Dane Christensen and Rick Laux)
- Review of Accounting Studies, forthcoming.

“Do Tax Hikes Spur Cheating in Interpersonal Exchange?” (with Thomas Shohfi, Jared Smith, and Roger White)
Accounting, Organizations, and Society, forthcoming.

“The Valuation of Discontinued Operations and Its Effect on Classification Shifting” (with Steve Kaplan and Brian Wenzel)
The Accounting Review, Vol. 95, No. 4 (July 2020), pp. 291-311.

“Does a Dividend Tax Rate Change in the U.S. Affect Equity Prices of Non-U.S. Stocks?” (Sole Authored)
- Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 2 (June 2019), pp. 593–628.

“Gross Profitability and Mutual Fund Performance” (with Chi Wan and H. Zafer Yüksel)
- Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 104 (July 2019), pp. 31-49.

“Gambling Attitudes and Financial Misreporting” (with Dane Christensen and Keith Jones).
Contemporary Accounting Research Vol. 35, No. 3 (Fall 2018) pp. 1229–1261

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 430Taxes and Business Decisions
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 430Taxes and Business Decisions
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 430Taxes and Business Decisions
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 430Taxes and Business Decisions
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 430Taxes and Business Decisions

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