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Braden (Brady) Williams

Associate Professor

Department:     Accounting

Research Areas:     Accounting - Financial, Tax

Brady Williams

Brady Williams is an associate professor of accounting for The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He has taught introductory and corporate tax classes to students in the BBA and MPA programs.

Williams’ research examines how companies respond to tax incentives and tax enforcement—frequently in a multijurisdictional setting—and has been published in top accounting journals.

He earned a B.S. in accounting (minor in economics) and a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.



Professional Awards

McCombs Research Excellence Grant



McCombs Undergraduate Research Award Grant



Teaching Awards

McCombs Faculty Honor Roll (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)


Anthony Welsch, Brady Williams, and Lillian F. Mills.
Do Accounting Earnings Provide Useful Information for State Tax Revenue Forecasts?
Review of Accounting Studies. Forthcoming.

Andrew Belnap, Anthony Welsh, and Braden Williams.  Apr/May 2023. Remote Tax AuthorityJournal of Accounting and Economics 75(2/3): 101570.

Michael S. Drake, Ryan V. Hess, Jaron H. Wilde, and Braden M. Williams. 2022. The Relevance of Non‐Income Tax Relief. Contemporary Accounting Research 39(3): 1797-1833.

Brady Williams and Brian Williams. 2021. Real Effects of Financial Accounting on Innovation: Evidence from Tax Law and Accounting Standards. The Accounting Review 96(6), 397-425.


Kevin S. Markle, Lillian F Mills, and Brady Williams. 2020. Implicit Corporate Taxes and Income Shifting. The Accounting Review 95(3), 315-342.


Fabio B. Gaertner, Jeffrey L. Hoopes, and Brady Williams. 2020. Making 'Only' America Great? Non-U.S. Market Reactions to U.S. Tax Reform. Management Science 66(2), 687-97.


Brady Williams. 2018. Multinational Tax Incentives and Offshored U.S. Jobs. The Accounting Review 93(5), 293-324.


Terry Shevlin, Jacob Thornock, and Brady Williams. 2017. An Examination of Firms' Responses to Tax Forgiveness. Review of Accounting Studies22(2), 577-607.


Zahn Bozanic, Jeffrey l. Hoopes, Jacob R. Thornock, and Brady Williams. 2017. IRS Attention. Journal of Accounting Research 55(1), 79-114.


Jeffrey L. Hoopes, Jacob R. Thornock, and Brady Williams. 2016. Does Use Tax Evasion Provide a Competitive Advantage to E-Tailers? National Tax Journal 69(1), 133-168.