Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University 2018 (expected)

Ph.D. Industrial Administration (Accounting)

  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University 2015

M.Sc. Industrial Administration (Accounting)

  • University of Toronto 2013

M.A. Economics

  • University of Waterloo 2012

B.A. Economics

Research Interests

  • Auditing, public practice, industrial organization, networks, labor flows, corporate governance (theoretical and applied)

Teaching Interests

  • Public practice, auditing, financial accounting, introductory accounting

Working Papers

  • Dissertation: Competition in the Market for Assurance Services
      • Trade-Offs in the Relationship Between Competition and Audit Quality
      • Local Competition and Auditors’ Use of Non-Audit Services (Job Market Paper)
      • Labor Flow and the Hiring of Aspiring Public Accountants
    • Dissertation Committee: Thomas Ruchti (chair), Jack Stecher (co-chair), Pierre Liang, Chan Li
  • Allies in the Break Room: The Effect of Accounting Alumni on Auditor Choice and the Hiring Agenda (with Andrew Bird and Thomas Ruchti)
  • That's What Friends are for: Audit Quality and Accounting Employee Affiliations with Audit Firms (with Andrew Bird, Chan Li, and Thomas Ruchti)

Work-in-Process

  • Do Audit Partners’ School Ties Affect Audit Outcomes? Evidence from the U.S. (with Feng Guo, Chan Li, and Lauren Reid)

Awards, Fellowships, and Funding

  • William Larimer Mellon Fellowship, 2013 – present
  • Graduate Student Assembly/Provost Conference Funding, 2016
  • Graduate Student Assembly Dissertation Writing Group Funding (with Eunhee Kim and Hyun Hwang), 2016

Conference Activities

Presentations:

      • American Accounting Association Audit Midyear, 2016, 2018
      • American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2016
      • Deloitte/KU Auditing Symposium, 2016

Discussant:

      • American Accounting Association Audit Midyear, 2018

Referee:

      • American Accounting Association Audit Midyear, 2016, 2018
      • American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2016

Other

  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • Fluent Languages: English