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Alex Edwards

Alex  Edwards

Alex Edwards

Associate Professor, Accounting Area
Director, CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting Innovation Research


PhD, University of Washington
MS, University of Washington
MAcc, Brock University
BAcc, Brock University
CPA,CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario


Alex Edwards is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Director of the 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, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Tax Notes. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research, and serves as an ad hoc editor for Contemporary Accounting Research. 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.

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Academic Positions

  • 2018-

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2011-2018

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2004-2006

    Lecturer, Brock University

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2002-2005

    Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist, KPMG

  • 2000-2001

    Accountant, Secker, Ross & Perry LLP

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

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

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

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2019-

    ad hoc Editor, Contemporary Accounting Research

  • 2017-

    Editorial Board, The Accounting Review

  • 2015-

    Editorial Board, Contemporary Accounting Research

  • 2016-2018

    Editorial Board, Journal of the American Taxation Association

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