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David Harris

David Harris

Professor of Accounting
Director, George E. Bennett Center for Accounting

315-443-3362
Room: 621
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Ph D, University of Michigan (Business)


Research Topics

  • Federal taxes
  • Effects of taxes on business
  • Financial disclosure/market evaluation

Professor Harris teaches courses in federal income taxation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Professor Harris conducts research on the effects of taxation on business decisions and on the interaction between firms' financial disclosures and markets' evaluations of their values. He earned the American Taxation Association Outstanding Manuscript Award, 1995-96, for his research.

Working Papers
  • "A more Efficient and Effective Objective Measure of Financial Disclosure Quality: Omissions of Seven Key Financial Statement Variables", (with Zhang, Y.)
  • "Classified Board and Market Perceptions: Using Earnings Quality and Credit Risk", (with Suh , S., Liang, L.)
Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award - 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Associatio (2013)
  • Whitman Research Fellow - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2008)
  • Outstanding Research Award - Syracuse University Department of Accounting (2002)
  • University of Michigan Paton Fellow - University of Michigan (1999)
  • Outstanding Manuscript Award - American Taxation Association (1996)
  • Deloitte & Touche Doctoral Fellow - Deloitte & Touche (1992)
  • Big 10 Doctoral Consortium Fellow - Big 10 (1991)
  • American Accounting Association Scholarship - American Accounting Association (1989)