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Rick Laux

Rick Laux

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Accounting, Arizona State University
MS, Taxation, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Rick Laux joined the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University as an assistant professor in 2017. Prior to joining Purdue University, Laux held a tenure track appointment at Penn State University, and a visiting appointment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

As a researcher, Laux has published in leading academic journals including: The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Contemporary Accounting Research. His research broadly focuses on corporate taxation and the accounting for income taxes.

Laux has taught courses on taxation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has received numerous teaching awards. At Purdue University, he teaches MGMT 50400—Introductory Tax Accounting.

Prior to starting his academic career, Laux worked as a tax consultant for Ernst & Young. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Wisconsin.

Journal Articles

  • Laux, R., Gupta, S., & Lynch, D. (2016). Do Firms Use Tax Cushion Reversals to Meet Earnings Targets? Evidence from the Pre- and Post-FIN 48 Periods. Contemporary Accounting Research, vol. 33 (3), 1044-1047.
  • Laux, R., Dhaliwal, D., Kaplan, S., & Weisbrod, E. (2013). The Information Content of Tax Expense for Firms Reporting Losses. Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 51 (1), 135-164.
  • Laux, R. (2013). The Association between Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities and Future Tax Payments. The Accounting Review, vol. 88 (4), 1357-1383.

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