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Benjamin Yost

Assistant Professor




Professor Benjamin Yost is interested in the economic effects of taxes and corporate disclosures. He uses empirical/archival methods to study the link between managers’ personal tax incentives and corporate outcomes. His work on corporate disclosures focuses on the effects of information externalities, and their implications for regulation.

Selected Publications

  • "CEO tax effects on acquisition structure and value." Forthcoming, The Accounting Review. - with Michelle Hanlon and Rodrigo Verdi
  • “Locked-in: The effect of CEOs' capital gains taxes on corporate risk-taking.” The Accounting Review, Vol. 93, No. 5 (2018): 325-358.
  • “When does the peer information environment matter?” Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 64, No. 2-3 (2017): 183-214. - with Nemit Shroff and Rodrigo Verdi

Professional Activities

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Professor Yost earned his CPA license and worked as a senior tax associate in the McLean, VA office of Ernst & Young.