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Phillip Quinn
Office: 477
Phone: 206-221-5140

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Phillip Quinn

Associate Professor of Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Alumni Accounting Professor


PhD University of Iowa
BSBA Drake University (2005)

Academic Expertise

financial accounting

Positions Held

Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Washington 2021 – Present
Lane A. Daley Endowed Fellow 2019 – 2022
UW VITA Founder (with Izzy Weber) 2016 – Present
Assistant Professor, University of Washington 2014 – 2021

Selected Publications

  1. Disclosure Speed: Evidence from Nonpublic SEC Investigations
    Journal Article:Blackburne T., Quinn, P., (2023). The Accounting Review,
  2. Are CEOs’ purchases more profitable than they appear?
    Journal Article:Armstrong, C., Blackburne, T., and Quinn, P., (2021). Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 71(2-3), pp. 101378.
  3. Undisclosed SEC Investigations
    Journal Article:Blackburne, T., Kepler, J., Quinn, P., and Taylor, D., (2021). Management Science, Vol. 67(6), pp. 3403-3418..
  4. Tax-Advantaged Trust Use Among IPO Executives: Determinants and Implications for Valuation and Future Performance
    Journal Article:Dambra, M., Gustafson, M., and Quinn, P., (2020). The Accounting Review, Vol. 95(3), pp. 145-175.
  5. Auditor benchmarking of client disclosures
    Journal Article:Drake, M., Lamoreaux, P., Quinn, P., & Thornock, J., (2019). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 24(2), pp. 393-425.
  6. Shifting Corporate Culture: Executive Stock Ownership Plan Adoptions and Incentives to Meet or Just Beat Analysts’ Expectations
    Journal Article:Quinn, P., (2018). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 23(2), pp. 654-685.
  7. The Effect of Tax-Motivated Income Shifting on Information Asymmetry
    Journal Article:Chen, C., Hepfer, B., Quinn, P., & Wilson, R., (2018). Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 23(3), pp. 958-1004.
  8. Who Uses Financial Statements? A Demographic Analysis of Financial Statement Downloads from EDGAR
    Journal Article:Drake, M., Quinn, P., & Thornock, J., (2017). Accounting Horizons, Vol. 31(3), pp. 55-68.

Working Papers

“Managers and investor sentiment” with Paul Hribar.
“An analysis of the SEC’s objective function: evidence from the response to options backdating” with M. Glendening and E. Lie.
“The value of CFOs” with R. Mergenthaler.
“Incentives for tax efficiency” with J. Kim and R. Wilson.

Honors and Awards

AAA / Deloitte Foundation / J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2013
Byron Ross Award of Teaching Excellence, 2012
Graduate College Summer Fellowship, 2012
Mary L. Collins Doctoral Fellowship, 2011