Douglas Shackelford addresses taxes and business strategy in his research and teaching. His current areas of interest include the effects of shareholder taxes on equity prices, the taxation of multinationals and the disclosure of corporate tax information.
He is associate dean of the new MBA@UNC, the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation and director of the UNC Tax Center.
Dr. Shackelford is a research associate in public economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. He has published widely in accounting, economics, finance and law journals.
He has held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands and Oxford University.
A CPA, he was a senior tax consultant with Arthur Andersen in Boston and Greensboro from 1981-85.
He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his BS from UNC-Chapel Hill.