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Jake Thornock

Brigham Young University

Professor Thornock is an associate professor of accounting in the Marriott School of Management at BYU and holds the Distinguished EY Fellowship. He recently joined BYU from the University of Washington, where he was a tenured associate professor of accounting and the PwC Faculty Fellow. At UW, he won numerous awards, including the Smith Award for excellence in research, and the Crockett Award and Fowler Award for educational innovation at UW. He also received a research prize from the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.
Jake has diverse research interests, including interest in taxation, tax havens, earnings information content and information technologies. His research has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research,The Accounting Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics,Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science and Financial Management. Jake’s research has been cited or featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Bloomberg, Fox News, and NPR, and has been presented at the IRS, the SEC and a congressional subcommittee.
Professor Thornock completed his doctoral studies at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina,where he was awarded the William Delozier Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Student. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting at BYU. In practice, he worked as a financial advisor for a regional brokerage firm and as a tax accountant. He has also consulted for a large financial company and a small tech startup.
Brigham Young University