Katharine Drake

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012

Areas of Expertise

  •  Relationship between GAAP and taxable income
  •  FIrm life cycle
  • Network connections
  •  Executive compensation and tax


ACCT 420/520/520I Principles of Federal Taxation
ACCT 553 Tax Research


“Network Ties Among Low-Tax Firms” (with J. Brown) The Accounting Review

“Investing in Tax Breaks: Assessing the Outcomes of Political Strategy Choices” (with J. Brown and L. Wellman) forthcoming in The Journal of the American Taxation Association

”Compensation in the Post FIN-48 Period: The Case of Contracting on Tax Performance and Uncertainty” (with J. Brown and M. Martin) forthcoming in Contemporary Accounting Research


Working Papers

“Does the Content of PCAOB Part II Reports Influence Client Financial Reporting?” (with N. Goldman and S. Lusch)

“Investor Valuation of Tax Avoidance and the Volatility of Tax Outcomes” (with S. Lusch and J. Stekelberg)

“Determinants and Consequences of Uncertain Tax Position Resolution” (with A. Finley and A. Koester)

“Does Firm Life Cycle Inform the Relation Between Book-Tax Differences and Earnings Persistence?” (dissertation)


Professional Associations

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Licensed CPA in Colorado, Wisconsin 

Awards and Honors

  • ATA/PwC Dissertation Award, 2013
  • AAA/Grant Thornton Dissertation Award, 2012
  • Hal J. Reneau Memorial Scholarship, 2010
  • University Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2010 and 2011