Diana  Falsetta

Diana Falsetta

Associate Professor, Accounting

Biography

Diana Falsetta is an associate professor and director of external affairs for the accounting department at the University of Miami. Her primary research interest focuses on taxpayer judgment and decision making. Diana’s research has been published in academic journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and The Journal of the American Taxation Association. She currently serves as an associate editor at The Journal of the American Taxation Association and Behavioral Research in Accounting. She also currently serves on the editorial board of Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. Diana teaches financial accounting, taxation, and financial reporting of income taxes across undergraduate and graduate programs. Diana received her BS in accounting and finance from Florida State University, MPA in taxation from The University of Texas at Austin, and PhD from the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining academia, she served as a senior tax specialist for KPMG LLP.

Research Interests

Taxpayer judgment and decision making; and tax policy

Featured Publications

  • Falsetta, Diana, Timothy J. Rupert and Arnold Wright (2013), "The Effect of the Timing and Direction of Capital Gain Tax Changes on Investment in Risky Assets,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 449-520.

    Falsetta, Diana and Brad Tuttle (2011), "Transferring Risk Preferences from Taxes to Investments," Contemporary Accounting Research, Volu. 28, No. 2, pp. 472-486.

    Bedard, Jean C., Diana Falsetta, Ganesh Krishnamoorthy, and Thomas C. Omer (2010), "Voluntary Disclosure Decisions of Companies in a Political Climate: The Context of Auditor-Provided Tax Services," The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 59-77.

    Cianci, Anna M. and Diana Falsetta (2008), "The Impact of Investors' Status on Their Evaluation of Positive and Negative, Past and Future Information," Accounting & Finance, Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 719-739.

    Falsetta, Diana, Sharon Bruns, and Timothy J. Rupert (2008), “Integrating Tax and Financial Accounting: Three Exercises for Use in Tax and Financial Accounting Classes,” Advances in Accounting Education, Vol. 8, pp. 151-187.

    Falsetta, Diana (2007), “Discussion of: An Investigation of Why Taxpayers Prefer Refunds: A Theory of Planned Behavior Approach,” The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 113-116. (Invited)

    Omer, Thomas C., Jean C. Bedard, and Diana Falsetta (2006), “Auditor-Provided Tax Services: The Effects of a Changing Regulatory Environment,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 81, No. 5, pp. 1095-1117.

    Falsetta, Diana and Richard A. White (2005), “The Impact of Income Tax Withholding and Stock Position on the Sale of Stock,” The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 1-23.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2012 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2006 - 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Accounting, Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business Administration, 2002 - 2006
  • Senior Tax Specialist, KPMG LLP, 1996 - 1998

Specialties

  • Taxation
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial reporting of income taxes

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2002
  • MPA, Taxation, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Florida State University, 1994
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