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Jennifer Blouin

Jennifer Blouin


Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel HillPh.D. Accounting

Indiana University, BloomingtonB.S.


Forensic and Financial Accounting

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Dr. Jennifer Blouin is a Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania. Her academic research and expert consulting work focus on taxation and its role in decision-making by business entities, including large multinational corporations. She has provided expert analysis and testimony in tax shelter litigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice and in pharmaceutical patent litigation regarding transfer pricing and repatriation of earnings by multinational corporations and their affiliates. She has studied the disconnect between financial reporting and claimed tax effects based on deconsolidation and tax return basis adjustments, and provided expert opinions comparing the financial reporting, tax reporting, and real economic effects.

Dr. Blouin has presented her work at over 45 universities and at numerous association conferences. Three research centers at Wharton, and the International Tax Policy Forum (a Washington, D.C. organization of industry members and academics), have awarded her research grants. She is one of only five accountants to have been granted access to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. She has published papers in top general interest academic journals as well as in leading tax-specific journals and, in 2010, won the Tax Manuscript Award from the American Taxation Association (ATA) for the paper making greatest impact on the literature in the past five years. Dr. Blouin is frequently cited in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times. Her papers have been cited by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the National Bureau of Economics Research Digest.

Dr. Blouin is the academic advisor to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Post-Implementation Review (PIR) Committee and has authored a report for the PIR on SFAS 109 and FIN 48 accounting standards. Dr. Blouin has won the Wharton MBA Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award as well as Wharton’s Excellence in Teaching Award. She has served on the editorial boards of Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. She has also served as a Trustee for the American Taxation Association and on the Board of the National Tax Association.