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Apple CEO Tim Cook (center) was grilled in 2013 by a Senate subcommittee investigating the company's offshore tax strategies. | Reuters/Jason Reed
August 5, 2016
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In the Game of Global Income Shifting, the Feds Are Overmatched

Corporations profit from tax-avoidance schemes even when they’re likely to trigger IRS audits.

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service building. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
May 24, 2016
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Why Corporate Tax Avoidance Is Bigger Than You Think

An accounting expert examines the impact of new rules on income shifting.

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A man on a ladder drawing chaotic circles as an extension of a performance line chart | iStock/dane_m
January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures benefit buyers at the target’s shareholders' expense.

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Stock market graph | iStock/Teradat Santivivut
May 25, 2016
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In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

An accounting professor looks to game theory to understand the subtleties of financial reporting.
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Why the SEC Must Fix Our Broken Proxy System

Authors make the case for additional oversight and guidance of proxy advisors.
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