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Dr. Jeff Hoopes

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Jeff Hoopes is a member of Tax Foundation’s Board of Advisors.

Jeff is Associate Professor and Harold Q. Langenderfer Scholar of Accounting, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Jeff studies how taxpayers respond to tax laws and changes in tax enforcement. He examines issues at the intersection of accounting, public economics and finance. He has expertise in both corporate and individual taxation as well as tax administration and compliance.

He teaches classes that deal with taxes and business strategy, and how tax policy affects taxpayer decisions and the economy.

Dr. Hoopes’ research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Law and EconomicsJournal of Public EconomicsThe Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting ResearchManagement Science, xmv American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and National Tax Journal.

He serves as the research director of the UNC Tax Center.

He regularly interacts with the research analysis and statistics division of the Internal Revenue Service on ongoing joint research projects and is a CPA with an active license in the state of Colorado.

Dr. Hoopes is frequently mentioned in the national media. His work or comments have been cited by NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalNational AffairsThe Washington PostThe AtlanticTime, FortuneChristian Science MonitorForbes, Fox Business, Bloomberg BusinessweekTax NotesUSA Today,, and Reuters, among other outlets.

He received his PhD in business administration from the University of Michigan. He received his MAcc with a tax emphasis from Brigham Young University, where he also graduated with a BS in accounting.