Frank Murphy

Assistant Professor


Frank Murphy joined UConn in the summer of 2017 after completing his PhD in accounting at the University of Arizona.  Frank started his accounting career at UConn and graduated with a B.S. in accounting in December 2007. After graduating from UConn Frank worked for 6 years at Deloitte Tax in Hartford prior to starting his doctorate. While working, he performed international tax consulting for Fortune 100 clients. During this time, Frank also completed a masters in taxation from Bentley University and became a licensed CPA in Connecticut.

Select Publications:

  •  “Foreign Employment, Income Shifting, and Tax Uncertainty” with Katharine Drake and Nathan Goldman. The Accounting Review, (2022) 97 (2): 183–212.
  • “Taxes and the Growth in Mutual Funds: Evidence from OBRA 1993” with Jim Stekelberg. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, (2021) 40 (3): 106859.
  •  “How does the U.S. taxation of foreign earnings affect foreign subsidiary decisions: Evidence from TIPRA 2005” solo-authored. Contemporary Accounting Research, (2023) 40(1): 729-757.
  • “Tax Planning through Advanced Tax Rulings – An Exploratory Analysis Using the Luxembourg Tax Leaks” with Oliver Li and Stephen Lusch. forthcoming at European Accounting Review.
  • The Impact of Financial Disclosure Quality on Capital Structure Outcomes of Firms Emerging from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy” with Ilona Bastiaansen (Notre Dame), Alina Lerman (University of Connecticut) and Dushyant Vyas (University of Toronto). forthcoming at Journal of Accounting Research.
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-4598
Mailing Address2100 Hillside Road Unit 1041
Office LocationSchool of Business Room 436
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