Matthew Erickson

Assistant Professor
Matthew Erickson
3096 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Education

Ph.D. University of Arizona

Specialization

Tax

Biography

Erickson received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in May. He earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.

His primary research interests are the interaction of taxes and capital markets; international tax policy and multinational tax competition; the role of taxes in valuation and decision making; and the formulation, promulgation, and impact of tax policy.  Erickson’s dissertation examined the relationship between firm dividend policy and the predictability of cash-effective tax rates.  His recent co-authored article, published in the Journal of the American Taxation Association, examines the cost of regulatory compliance, represented by accounting rules and audit fees.  His other research explores the impact of foreign cash holdings on credit risk and the influence of taxes on decision making by foreign investors.

Among his many honors are the Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant and research grants from the University of Arizona. He was selected as an Accounting Doctoral Scholar.  Erickson has taught courses on accounting research, technology for accountants, and federal taxation, among others.  A certified public accountant, Erickson worked for three years at Deloitte’s office in Dallas, Texas, where he was most recently a senior in tax.