Faculty in 5: Ivy Zhang
Accounting Associate Professor Ivy Zhang shares answers to five questions that reveal the issues she's studying, following, teaching, and reading about today. Plus a peek into the life she imagines, were she not teaching at the Carlson School.
Q: What is/are your current area(s) of research? What business challenges are you helping to solve?
Q: What current business issues or stories in the news are you following and why?
A: I have been following the recent regulatory development on corporate tax inversion, a practice that companies adopt to shift their legal domicile to a low tax country so they can avoid paying high U.S. taxes. Corporate tax avoidance is an important accounting-related corporate strategy. One of the most recent examples of tax inversion takes place right here in Minnesota: Medtronic's acquisition of Covidien in 2015. I expect potential regulations to have far-reaching consequences.