assistant professor - accounting department
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., University of Virginia
B.A., University of Virginia
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.
- “When does the peer information environment matter?” (With N. Shroff and R. Verdi). Journal of Accounting and Economics. Forthcoming.
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.