Ph.D., accounting, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Summary of Experience
Professor Blouin is an expert on the role of taxation in firm decision making. Her research examines the effect of taxes on asset pricing, capital structure, corporate payout behavior, multinational firm behavior, and mergers and acquisitions. She has also examined the effects of investor tax-sensitivity on portfolio rebalancing, price pressure, and fund performance. Professor Blouin has provided expert analysis and testimony in tax shelter litigation on behalf of the US Department of Justice, and in pharmaceutical patent litigation regarding transfer pricing and the repatriation of earnings by multinational corporations and their affiliates. Professor Blouin’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals that include the Journal of Accounting and Economics and National Tax Journal, and she is an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and an associate editor of the Journal of Accounting Research. Her work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times, as well as on NPR. She is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and Wharton Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to her academic career, Professor Blouin was a tax manager with Arthur Andersen.