Thomas C. Pearson

Tom Pearson
  • Professor of Accounting

Room

BusAd D-306

Phone

(808) 956-7591

Academic Background

  • New York University, New York, NY – LL.M. (in taxation), 2005
  • University of Denver - Denver, CO - LL.M. (in taxation), 1987
  • Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN - J.D./ M.B.A., 1984
  • Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH - A.B. (policy studies), 1980

Research Interests

  • International Tax (pubs include the Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting Education, CCH Journal of Asian Pacific Taxation, and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law).
  • Securities Law (pubs include The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Law and Stanford Journal of Law Business & Finance).
  • Tax Audits and Penalties (pubs include Taxes and Taxation for Accountants).
  • Compliance with law or professional/ ethical standards (pubs include books, Internal Auditing, Government Finance Review, Accounting Horizons, and Changes).

Selected Publications

  • Accounting and Auditing Research: Tools and Strategies - 10th ed, Summer of 2020 - with T. Weirich, and N. Churyk, N.Wiley Publication
  • “Tax Governance: The Balance Between Tax Regulatory and Societal Expectations,” (2019), with J. C. Plesner Rossing, and T. Riise Johansen. International Journal of Corporate Governance. 10(3/4), 248-274.
  • “The Effects of the Extant Clauses Limiting Auditor Liability on Audit Fees and Overall Reporting Quality,” (2019), with H. Louis, D. Robinson, M. Robinson, and A. Sun (2019) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 16(2), 381-410.
  • “Strategic Control of Transfer Pricing,” (2016), with C. P. Rossing, and A. Nesimi,. International Transfer Pricing Journal, 223-231.
  • “Transfer Pricing Knowledge Management Systems,” (2014), with C. Plesner Rossing, International Transfer Pricing Journal, 21(4), 264-74.

Awards & Honors

  • Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (HSCPA) Achievement in Accounting Education Award 2008 
  • George A. Katz Memorial Award for academic excellence in securities law 2005
  • Beta Alpha Psi Teaching Award (5 times)
  • Shidler MAcc Professor of the Semester
  • CBA Teaching Excellence

Professional Background

  • Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (HSCPA) Achievement in Accounting Education Award 2008 
  • George A. Katz Memorial Award for academic excellence in securities law 2005
  • Beta Alpha Psi Teaching Award (5 times)
  • Shidler MAcc Professor of the  Semester
  • CBA Teaching Excellence
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Additional Professional Reference

Thomas C. Pearson's Resume