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Alex Edwards

Alex Edwards

    Alex Edwards

    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    Director, CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting Innovation Research

    Degrees: PhD, University of Washington
    MS, University of Washington
    MAcc, Brock University
    BAcc, Brock University
    CPA,CA, Institue of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
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    Alex Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Rotman and Director of CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting Innovation Research. His research is focused on taxation and capital markets and has been accepted for publication in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Tax Notes. Prior to joining Rotman, Alex taught a variety of classes at the University of Washington and Brock University. Before entering academics, Alex worked as a tax specialist and auditor with KPMG LLP.


    Academic Positions

    2011-  Assistant Professor of Accounting; University of Toronto

    Non-Academic Positions

    2002-2005  Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist;KPMG
    2000-2001  Accountant;Secker, Ross & Perry LLP

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Academic / Professional Service

    2015-  Editorial Board; Contemporary Accounting Research
    2016-  Editorial Board; Journal of the American Taxation Association
    2017-  Editorial Board; The Accounting Review

    Honors and Awards

      CPA Ontario Doctoral Fellow; Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
    2016 - 2021  Insight Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    2016  Teaching Grant; CPA/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education
    2014-2015  Connaught New Researcher Award; University of Toronto
    2012-2014  Teaching Grant; CA/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education
    2012-2013  Excellence in Teaching Award; University of Toronto
    2006-2009  Doctoral Fellowship; The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Research Interests: Capital markets, taxation. Teaching Interests: Financial accounting, taxation.  

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